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Insuring sustainable and resilient cities: A summit on how the insurance industry and cities can work together

In December 2016, ICLEI and UN Environment's Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative joined forces to create the largest collaboration between the insurance industry and cities. This year, ICLEI and the PSI will host the first-ever Insurance Industry & Cities Summit during the Resilient Cities 2017 Congress from 4-6 May in Bonn, Germany.

The Summit will be introduced in the opening plenary of the congress (4 May) and comprise of four deep-dive sessions (C5, D5, E5, F5) on May 5th 2017 discussing how the insurance industry — as risk managers, risk carriers (insurers) and investors — can work together with cities. 

The Summit has the following aims:

  • To explain the key roles of the insurance industry and cities in sustainable development
  • To understand key resilience and sustainability challenges and opportunities for cities
  • To show insurance industry solutions and innovative partnerships between the industry and cities that build resilience and promote sustainability
  • To highlight opportunities to drive the sustainable and resilient cities agenda around the world

Speakers will include: Allianz, AXA, Munich RE, ICLEI Africa, UNEP PSI, city representatives, GIZ, MCII, and Ramboll and other private sector representatives (tbc)

*more information on concrete sessions and outcomes will be shared on this page soon. 

An outcome document will ensue the Summit to capture all relevant lessons learned. 

The outcomes of this summit will inform the future work of the ICLEI-PSI collaboration, as well as other key events throughout the year, such as the 2017 UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction from 22-26 May in Cancun, Mexico and the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference from 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany (COP 23).