Swenja Surminski

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    When disaster strikes, who pays for the impacts of climate change?

When disaster strikes, who pays for the impacts of climate change?

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change calls for further emission reductions, more efforts to increase our resilience to climate impacts, and support for those who are affected by a changing climate. Under the heading ‘Loss and Damage’ this third pillar of the international climate architecture has gained prominence over the last few years and is now an official element […]

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    Tata shows that private governance of adapting for climate change can work – with clearer incentives

Tata shows that private governance of adapting for climate change can work – with clearer incentives

A growing paradigm of ‘engaging the private sector’ is noticeable in all areas of climate risk management and adaptation. Particularly in the face of constrained public budgets and rising adaptation costs, policy makers internationally, nationally as well as locally appear to be increasingly interested in the contribution of the private sector to societal resilience.

However, there is limited empirical investigation […]