Insurance against climate change and flooding in the Netherlands: present, future, and comparison with other countries.

@article{Botzen2008InsuranceAC,
  title={Insurance against climate change and flooding in the Netherlands: present, future, and comparison with other countries.},
  author={W. J. Wouter Botzen and Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          413-26
        }
}
Climate change is projected to cause severe economic losses, which has the potential to affect the insurance sector and public compensation schemes considerably. This article discusses the role insurance can play in adapting to climate change impacts. The particular focus is on the Dutch insurance sector, in view of the Netherlands being extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts. The usefulness of private insurance as an adaptation instrument to increased flood risks is examined, which is… CONTINUE READING

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