Dialogue Event

Climate Crisis and Economic Damages

17 May 2022

As part of a public online lecture series at TU Berlin, researchers from the Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change are organizing a lecture evening on the insurability of the climate crisis and its economic damage.
Dr. Daniel Osberghaus (ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research Mannheim) will begin with his lecture "Floods in Germany - Are there alternatives to state aid payments?" He will present various options for shaping the insurance market for flood damage from an economic perspective.
Dr. Kati Krähnert (PIK - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) will then speak on the topic of "Index-based weather insurance in the global south: the example of Mongolia". Using the example of Mongolia, one of the world's pioneers in index-based weather insurance, she will discuss whether this novel instrument, with which small farmers can cushion the consequences of extreme weather events, can be a sustainable solution for climate adaptation.
In the third lecture, Prof. Dr. Frank Wätzold (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg) explores the question "Should the state financially support insurance for farmers in Germany against extreme weather events?". In view of increasing water scarcity, droughts and associated crop failures, he weighs up economic arguments for and against calls for state support for farmers for insurance against extreme weather events.

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