As the Christchurch shootings unfolded on 15 March, the city went on lockdown and businesses had to close their doors. As the lone-wolf style terror attacks become more common, cities respond with closing off entire streets and business districts. Stella Pruscino, Account Director at Edgewise Insurance Brokers has expressed concerns regarding the current exposure for […]
Insurers, banks, and superannuation funds should do more than disclose climate risks – they must take action to address them. That is according to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), which recently announced that it would “increase its scrutiny” of how financial services companies are transforming their businesses to mitigate climate risk. “The world is […]
An independent Zurich-based organisation has revealed its initial estimate of the insured property market loss for the catastrophic floods that inundated northern Queensland, and in particular the city of Townsville, between January 26 and February 10. PERILS estimated the initial property loss for the Townsville flood event to be at $957 million. The figure, which is […]
Researchers and forest managers are turning to artificial intelligence in the hope it can help them predict the risk of catastrophic wildfires as climate change continues to rewrite the rule book. It’s been the subject of more than 150 recent academic studies, said Mike Flannigan, director of the Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science at […]
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