April 6: Insurance, finance and the biosphere


The way financial markets and actors influence ecosystems around the world is quickly gaining interest from scholars and policy-makers. One key financial sector that is experiencing a rapid rate of innovation is the insurance sector. Global premiums on agricultural insurance for example, is growing rapidly globally, with poorly explored implications on land use decisions and planning.

Similar insurance instruments such as weather insurances, flood insurances and so called “cat bonds” (or “catastrophe bonds”) are also growing quickly around the world. In this seminar we will explore the following questions: What drives this innovation in insurance instruments? In which parts of the world, and for what types of environmental issues? And what are their potential and risks from a social-ecological perspective?

Please sign up in advance by sending an e-mail to Alice Dauriach at [email protected] Limited seats.

When: April 6, 10:00 – 12:30
Where: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), Stockholm University