Understanding the risk from climate change to cargo insurers

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Climate change is a reality which already impacts people around the world. The effects for marine insurers are evident not least in view of the growing number of extreme weather events. When it comes to understanding risks from natural disasters to cargo, an essential first step is knowing the product location and how it is stored. This will offer a sense of what perils the products could be exposed to and the potential damage mechanisms.

In this webinar we plan to have an academic perspective to provide research insights into the effects of and ways to adapt to climate change. This will be followed by a presentation on risk assessment models based on the “new normal” of more extreme weather phenomena. The panel will be completed by the views from a cargo underwriter covering risks around the globe. 

Following the presentations our attendees are invited to participate in a Q&A session which will be moderated by Isabelle Therrien, Vice President, Falvey Cargo Underwriting and IUMI’s Cargo Committee Chair. Questions can also be submitted prior to the webinar to



The event will take place in June 2021. Registration will open in May.


Certificate of attendance:

A certificate to confirm participation in the live webinar is available upon request (NB: The certificate can only be issued for attendees of the live webinar and is not available for viewing the recording).