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D5 - Closing the insurance protection gap: Insuring cities

Session Description

Facilitator: Butch Bacani, Program Leader, UN Environment's Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland

Invited Panelists:

  • Lykke Leonardsen, Program Director, City of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Christian Nyerup Nielsen, Director, Climate Adaptation, Ramboll 
  • Pranav Prashad, Senior Technical Officer, International Labour Organization’s Impact Insurance Facility (tbc)
  • Daniel Stadtmüller, Senior Manager Origination, Capital Management Solutions, Munich RE Group
  • Alice Steenland, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, AXA Group, Paris, France (tbc)

Organized in cooperation with UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI) 


As risk carriers, insurers protect households, businesses and governments by absorbing financial shocks due to risks such as cyclones, floods, droughts, earthquakes, accidents and illnesses. Insurance pricing also provides risk signals and rewards risk reduction efforts. Insurance solutions for renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, and usage-based insurance for vehicles promote the transition to green cities and economies.

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Examples of insurance solutions at the micro/household, local, national and regional levels, including lessons learned and innovations;
  • Challenges and opportunities to scale up insurance for low-income communities, SMEs and cities;
  • Insurance solutions for low-emission infrastructure, technologies and transportation.