• "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

  • 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

  • 2019 Public Private Dialogue on Climate Risk Insurance

    2019 Public Private Dialogue on Climate Risk Insurance

    This year, the GIZ RFPI Asia III programm and the MEFIN Network have identified Climate Risk Insurance (CRI) as the relevant theme of the Public Private Dialogue series of conferences. The event is jointly organized with the Financial Regulatory Commission of Mongolia (FRC), the National Emergency Management Agency of Mongolia (NEMA), and Munich Re Foundation. >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

  • 2019 Summer Academy

    2019 Summer Academy

    In October 2019 our second Summer Academy on "Global Risk and Adaptation Futures" will take place in Accra, Ghana. The thematic focus this year will be on demographic changes and how they interlink with climate and environmental changes. We invite experts from all over the world to attend. >more

  • We need more ambitious climate policy!

    We need more ambitious climate policy!

    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations University (UNU) jointly established a new fellowship programme for highly qualified young professionals from developing- and emerging countries. They will be trained to improve international climate policy. The Munich Re Foundation invited them to discuss climate risk insurance and other innovative financial solutions for protecting the climate. >more

  • Poor in the affluent city – Living to survive in Munich

    Poor in the affluent city – Living to survive in Munich

    Munich is one of the richest cities in Germany – At the same time, living costs have increased dramatically over the last few years. The rent level is at an all-time high and not everyone can keep pace with the trend. People with low incomes are being squeezed out of their residential areas. Even in Munich a number of people is living on the streets. Dieter Reiter, Mayor of Munich, Karin Lohr, CEO of BISS e.V. and Professor Sophie Wolfrum d >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

Resilience building in Bangladesh

Resilience building in Bangladesh

In regard to natural disasters and the impact of climate change, Bangladesh is one of the most affected countries in the world. In partnership with the United Nations University in Bonn, we support the International Centre for Climate Change and Development in Dhaka. In addition to research on resilience of the people in Bangladesh, the aim is to safeguard communities against disasters. >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