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  • New Zealand: Earthquake agency sets research funding direction

    The state-run Earthquake Commission (EQC) has said that it wants to ensure that its research funding is focused on studies that give the agency the best results for its mission and for its resilience goal of seeing New Zealanders have stronger homes on better land, connected by resilient infrastructure - and access to home insurance.

    Asia | 17 May 2021
  • State Council approves rules making earthquake protection compulsory in construction projects

    The State Council, which is China's Cabinet, has passed a draft regulation on the management of earthquake protection for construction projects at its executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on 12 May.

    China | 14 May 2021
  • Guy Carpenter launches Asia Pacific catastrophe advisory group

    A new Asia Pacific catastrophe advisory group (APACCAG) launched by Guy Carpenter will offer clients direct access to the global risk and reinsurance broker's extensive catastrophe expertise and capabilities, including in-house analytics experts, scientific partners and public-sector specialists.

    Asia Risk | 12 May 2021
  • Climate transition pathways established to help move to low-carbon economy

    Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has launched Climate Transition Pathways (CTP), an accreditation framework that provides insurance companies and financial institutions with a consistent approach to identify which organisations have robust transition plans aligned to the Paris Agreement. The new framework will also support their role as stewards in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

    Asia Risk | 12 May 2021
  • Australia: Perils estimates March 2021 flood losses at US$828m

    PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has disclosed its initial insured loss estimate for the New South Wales and Queensland floods in March to be A$1,055m ($828m).

    Asia | 10 May 2021
  • Global: Allianz announces new guidelines for coal-based businesses

    Global insurer, Allianz, has announced that as part of its climate strategy, it would further limit property and casualty insurance and investments for companies with carbon-based business activities.

    Asia | 06 May 2021
  • Australia: Govt to form new national resilience agency with US$460m funding

    The Morrison government will establish a new national agency to help support local communities respond to large-scale natural disasters. Funds of A$600m ($464m) would be invested in a new programme of disaster preparation and mitigation, to be managed by the new entity, the National Recovery and Resilience Agency.

    Asia | 06 May 2021
  • Rising physical climate risks to test limits of diversification

    Increasing frequency and severity of extreme environmental conditions will test the limits of risk diversification over the coming decade according to a new report by Fitch Ratings.

    Asia Risk | 05 May 2021
  • Global glacier retreat has accelerated

    Almost all the world's glaciers are becoming thinner and losing mass and these changes are picking up pace according to an international research team.

    Asia Risk | 05 May 2021
  • Pandemic driving new supply chain risks

    COVID-19 will create fresh supply-chain risks for businesses in 2021 after disrupting the global flow of operations when the pandemic broke in 2020 according to business standards group The British Standards Institution (BSI).

    Asia Risk | 05 May 2021

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