• Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets - Coping with Climate Risk

    Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets - Coping with Climate Risk

    The 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2019 has the key topic "Coping with Climate Risk”. The event will take place in Dhaka from 5 – 7 November 2019. The conference will be hosted by the Bangladesh Insurance Association and the Munich Re Foundation in cooperation with the Microinsurance Network. >more

  • "Münchner Klimaherbst 2019": CO2-Pricing and mobility in urban areas

    "Münchner Klimaherbst 2019": CO2-Pricing and mobility in urban areas

    Munich was awarded the title of being Germany‘s „Congestion Capital“ multiple times. Can a price on CO2 help to solve this problem? How can we shape mobility to be more fair and socially balanced? Munich Re Foundation invites you to discuss these questions with experts during the Münchner Klimaherbst 2019. >more

  • 2019 Summer Academy – population growth needs to play a more central role in climate debate

    2019 Summer Academy – population growth needs to play a more central role in climate debate

    Climate change will force virtually every country in the world to adapt to changes: hotter summers, more frequent intense precipitation, more intensive storms, and loss of land areas due to sea level rise – to name just a few. The various countries have very different potentials for coping with the impending changes. These depend on their economic clout, social stability and intact ecosystems. >more

  • 2019 Dialogue forums "Poor rich world" - read more about the outcomes in our publication "Positionen"

    2019 Dialogue forums "Poor rich world" - read more about the outcomes in our publication "Positionen"

    No poverty! Worldwide – with no exceptions or compromises. This is the first of the United Nations' sustainable development goals to be achieved by 2030. It illustrates the huge importance of poverty in relation to global development. The picture presented in the media is made up of disaster reports, crises and famines. The UN goals seem almost utopian – but the feeling is that the situation is getting even worse. >more

  • National emergency management drives inclusive climate risk insurance in Mongolia

    National emergency management drives inclusive climate risk insurance in Mongolia

    A substantial part of the Mongolia’s GDP comes from agricultural income. Insurance against climate risks therefore play a particular role in the efforts to make the country more resilient against economic shocks. How to reach the vulnerable population was discussed during the Climate Risk Conference that took place in Ulaanbaatar from 17 to 18 September 2019. >more

  • Time is running out – New partnerships for climate protection

    Time is running out – New partnerships for climate protection

    All the signatories of the Paris climate agreement are expected to define their national climate protection goals by 2020. However, the current indications suggest that these goals are not ambitious enough. The 2-degree limit is unlikely to be achieved, and much more needs to be done. We need new, committed partnerships for climate protection. In collaboration with Germanwatch, we wish to make a contribution to climate protection. >more

  • EpiNurse – a RISK Award project in the home straight

    EpiNurse – a RISK Award project in the home straight

    The EpiNurse project in Nepal won the 2017 RISK Award. For the past two years we have been supporting this outstanding project. The aim is to improve healthcare and the health system in Nepal after and during disasters with the use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT). Specially trained nurses are the cornerstone of the initiative. As the project enters the home straight, we spoke with two key representatives. >more

  • Tanzania aims at reaching 50% of the adult population with insurance by 2028

    Tanzania aims at reaching 50% of the adult population with insurance by 2028

    Insurance penetration in many sub-Saharan countries is amongst the lowest in the world. How to increase access in Eastern and Southern Africa was the subject of the 5th Eastern and Southern Regional Microinsurance Conference that concluded on August 15 in Zanzibar. >more

  • Upscaling the concept of "floating homes"

    Upscaling the concept of "floating homes"

    The Dundee University and Resilience Solution, the research implementation partner from Bangladesh, have won the 2019 RISK Award. Their goal is to further develop a unique "Disaster Resilient Floating Homes” concept on the coast of Bangladesh. The homes will withstand natural catastrophes and other effects of climate change thus serving the resilience of their inhabitants. The houses also provide new and sustainable livelihood options. >more

  • New fog net project in Bolivia

    New fog net project in Bolivia

    At the foot of the eastern Bolivian Andes, in the Valles Crucenos region, there is virtually no rain at all from April to November. Rivers and wells dry out, and drinking water needs to be rationed and collected from remote mountain sources by taking long hikes. Together with the Water Foundation and the Oswald Foundation, Munich Re Foundation is funding a new fog net project in Alto Veladero, starting in autumn 2019. >more

Summer Academy: World risk and adaptation futures

Summer Academy: World risk and adaptation futures

A sound understanding of future trajectories in environmental and climatic risks and especially the related socio-economic vulnerabilities is of key importance for science, policy and practice alike. Yet, such knowledge and the methodological toolkit to develop it remains inadequate to date. To overcome that gap we initiated the Summer Academy and invite experts to discuss this challenge and find solutions. >more

Inclusive Insurance

Inclusive Insurance

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance offers representatives from supervisory authorities, donor organisations, the insurance industry, the scientific community and practitioners a forum for sharing knowledge and networking. It has been held annually since 2005, each year on a different continent. The aim of the platform is to tackle poverty and create a basis for improving the living conditions of people in developing countries. >more

Water - Fog nets

Water - Fog nets

For human beings, nothing can replace water. Our "blue planet" owes its name to the water that covers around two-thirds of the earth's surface. Nevertheless, water is still a scarce resource: only 1% of world's water is available as drinking water. The Munich Re Foundation is supporting projects which provide drinking water in arid regions or in case of emergency. >more

RISK Award

RISK Award

The risks resulting from population growth and changes in the environment and climate are increasing. Complex technical systems and infrastructure can be additional risk factors. We recognise the need to address this development. The RISK Award helps to lower the level of risk by providing financial support to a project dedicated to these issues. >more

The Worldmap of Microinsurance

The Worldmap of Microinsurance

Microinsurance has been making great progress in recent years. New markets are being explored, and new products are being introduced. The importance of a detailed overview of the status quo increases. Since 2012, we have been working together with our partners to make the development of microinsurance transparent all over the world. Studies and interactive maps are being created. >more

Dialogue forums

Dialogue forums

At these events, which are open to the general public and held in Munich, politicians, scientists and persons concerned take a look behind the scenes and engage the audience in discussion. The forums are designed to heighten awareness of our topics such as demographic developments, risk perception, and development policy. >more

New Partnerships for Climate Protection

New Partnerships for Climate Protection

In collaboration with Germanwatch, Munich Re Foundation wishes to make a further contribution to ensuring more efficient climate protection. So we are jointly launching the project “New Partnerships for Climate Protection” providing support and knowledge for the NDC-partnership-programme by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. >more

Microinsurance Learning Sessions

Microinsurance Learning Sessions

In some countries of the world, the microinsurance markets are particularly dynamic. Factors such as economic growth, reliable boundary conditions or efficient regulation are decisive factors for such developments. In seminars that focus on regional solutions, we work together with partners to share the related knowledge and experience. >more

Climate change and education

Climate change and education

One of the foundation’s aims is to pass on its knowledge to pupils and young students. We cover a broad range of topics: climate change, sustainability, justice, environmental change, social vulnerability and resilience. >more