Support innovative concepts to strengthen climate resilience

Given the highly innovative nature of climate risk insurance, we offer funding for studies and provide advice for the development of new concepts for climate risk insurance solutions considering the specific needs of vulnerable populations.

Developing Climate Risk Insurance Concepts

The lack of data and uncertainty about the regulatory and legal framework are some of the major obstacles for the development of innovative climate risk insurance products in developing countries. With our support, market barriers can be identified and further assessed in order to develop appropriate strategies and provide the basis for new climate risk insurance approaches.
In case Concept Notes submitted under a Call for Proposal are declined for co-funding but offer considerable potential for further development, we offer feasibility studies or advisory services to the respective Project Partners. The additional analysis and assessment supported by ISF help to further enhance the concepts for needs-based climate risk insurance products. The advice in the concept development seeks to support the application of Project Partners for co-funding under a subsequent Call for Proposal.

Our Projects

project

Feasibility study on climate resilient cities in Colombia

region:

Cartagena, Medellín, Pasto, Manizales, Cali

sector:

Public infrastructure

implemented by:

Global Communities in partnership with DLA Piper, Hannover Re and Willis Towers Watson


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Feasibility study on smallholder farm drought insurance in South Africa

risks:

Drought

sector:

Agriculture

implemented by:

CelsiusPro AG and Land Bank Insurance Corporation

Product / Solution:

Index drought insurance scheme for crop and livestock


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Concept development for improvement of national natural disaster insurance scheme in Sri Lanka

partner:

National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF), Insurance Development Forum (IDF)

implemented by:

External consultant

Product / Solution:

Residential property, risk live and emergency response insurance


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Feasibility study on reef insurance in the Mesoamerican Reef Region

region:

Mesoamerican Reef (Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico)

risks:

Tropical cyclones

implemented by:

MAR Fund and Willis Towers Watson

Product / Solution:

Mesoamerican Reef insurance

download:
Project summary

(PDF-File, 404 KB)


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Feasibility study on communal disaster risk insurance solution in Honduras

region:

Municipality of the Central District - Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela

risks:

Flood and landslides

sector:

Public infrastructure

implemented by:

Global Communities, Willis Towers Watson

Product / Solution:

Flood parametric and landslide indemnity insurance product

download:
Project summary

(PDF-File, 96 KB)


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Feasibility study on insurance for public schools in Peru

risks:

Flood, mud slides, earthquake

sector:

Public schools

implemented by:

APESEG (Peru‘s association of insurers, mandated by the Government); AXA XL; GEM; JBA; Munich Re; Picsure

download:
Project summary

(PDF-File, 104 KB)


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Concept development for sub-sovereign natural disaster risk insurance scheme in Nagaland / India

region:

Nagaland

risks:

Flood, heavy rainfall

partner:

Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA)

implemented by:

External consultant

objective:

Enhance the robustness and reliability of government relief funds


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Feasibility study to improve India’s crop insurance PMFBY

region:

Bargarh, Sambalpur (Odisha)

risks:

Flood, drought (most common)

sector:

Agriculture

implemented by:

Endeva UG, Earth Analytics India, Precision Agriculture for Development

download:
Project summary

(PDF-File, 102 KB)


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Feasibility study and piloting of an index-based insurance for smallholder farmers in Togo

region:

Togo

risks:

Drought

sector:

Agriculture

implemented by:

Lorica, eLEAF BV, Sunu Togo, Allianz Re, MAPTO, CLIN, Assilassimé

Product / Solution:

Index-based drought insurance for maize, rice or soya, bundled with a loan from a microfinance institution

download:
Project summary

(PDF-File, 95 KB)


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Feasibility study for a parametric typhoon insurance in the Philippines

risks:

Typhoons

sector:

Emergency relief

implemented by:

CelsiusPro, MAA General Assurance Philippines

Product / Solution:

Parametric emergency cash product for the Filipino low-income sector

download:
Project summary

(PDF-File, 563 KB)


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Feasibility study on a sovereign parametric insurance solution for smallholder farmers in Mexico

region:

Chiapas

risks:

Drought, excess rain

implemented by:

Guy Carpenter, Swiss Re, Munich Re, AXA Climate

Product / Solution:

Sovereign parametric insurance product covering the cost of production for corn-sowed hectares

download:
Project summary

(PDF-File, 101 KB)


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Insurance of fruits and vegetables in Uzbekistan

region:

Uzbekistan (Andijan, Namangan, Fergana oblasts)

risks:

Spring frost, strong wind, hail, heavy rain, high temperature, water deficiancy

sector:

Agriculture

objective:

Assess the feasibility to develop and introduce a new insurance scheme serving as a starting point for a national agricultural scheme focusing on vulnerable smallholder farmers

beneficiaries:

Smallholder or Deqhan farmers (mainly)

Partnership members:

Swiss Re, Axis Capital, UNDP Uzbekistan

download:
Project summary

(PDF-File, 102 KB)


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Disaster Risk Transfer Solutions for Urban Settings in Vietnam

region:

Vietnam (Can Tho, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Bien Hoa, Nha Trang)

risks:

Flood, typhoon

sector:

Public assets

Product / Solution:

Disaster risk transfer solution

Partnership members:

AXA Climate, WTW, Guy Carpenter, UNDP, ADB

download:
Project summary

(PDF-File, 98 KB)


Our three core areas

Focus areas

The InsuResilience Solutions Fund seeks to increase the resilience and capacity of developing and emerging countries to adapt to climate change by:
  1. Supporting comprehensive climate risk analysis as the basis for governments, businesses and households to become more proactive in risk management and to make informed decisions on climate risk management and adaptation strategies.
  2. Offering studies and advice for the development of new concepts for climate risk insurance solutions that take into account the specific needs of vulnerable populations and
  3. Co-funding the development and market introduction of insurance products, as well as supporting the expansion of existing innovative climate risk insurance products.
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