Countdown
00
days
00
hours
00
minutes
Custom

About the event

The upcoming UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow will mark the announcement and signing of a formal partnership between the Insurance Development Forum and V20 Ministers of Finance to establish the Global Risk Modelling Alliance (GRMA).

This is a public-private partnership to promote access to, and local development of risk and resilience analytics, and represents the industry’s commitment and contribution to core risk modelling infrastructure development.

Join us on 3rd November 2021 for a hybrid experience at COP26 that combines standout sessions live from Glasgow with an engaging interactive online experience from IDF and our partners.

Register now

Following recent positive developments between the insurance industry and public sector in support of the drive to resilience, it’s time to focus on the importance of strengthening risk financing systems, including insurance systems as part of resilience building and adaptation efforts.

We’ll be showcasing the work of our member organisations that are achieving effective public-private collaboration to inspire further efforts to successfully address the impacts of climate change.

The event will be a blend of keynote statements, roundtable discussions and announcements.

Our line-up of panellists and speakers will be tackling topics including risk modelling as a public good, addressing the risk financing needs of countries, and scaling up effective public-private partnerships.  

We hope you’re able to join us virtually for what will be a significant moment for IDF and our partners, and the wider efforts towards a climate-resilient future.

Register now

About IDF

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) is a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by international organisations, including the United Nations and the World Bank. It was established to facilitate and support the growth and development of insurance-related resources and capabilities to help achieve the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related United Nations (UN) Agreements, collectively herein known as the UN Global 2030 Agenda.

It aims to optimise and extend the use of insurance and its related risk management capabilities to build greater resilience and protection for people, communities, businesses, and public institutions that are vulnerable to disasters and their associated economic shocks. Through its broad membership of insurance sector, governmental and other international institutions, the IDF enables:

  • the optimal coordination of insurance-related activities
  • the development of shared priorities
  • the mobilization of resources
  • the promotion of strategic and operational relationships within and between governments, industry, and international institutions
  • safeguards the integrity and effectiveness of joint efforts and collective resources
Our Partners

V20: The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Ministers of Finance of the Climate Vulnerable Forum is a dedicated cooperation initiative of economies systemically vulnerable to climate change. The V20 works through dialogue and action to tackle global climate change. There are currently 48 member countries representing a population of 1.6 billion people.

BMZ: ​The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Ministry works to encourage economic development within Germany and in other countries through international cooperation and partnerships. It cooperates with international organizations involved in development including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and the United Nations. Under the overall lead of the BMZ, the agencies Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) are responsible for implementing bilateral co-operation, the bulk of Germany’s official development assistance (ODA). 

InsuResilience Global Partnership: The InsuResilience Global Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Solutions was launched at the 2017 UN Climate Conference in Bonn. Since its launch, more than 105 members have joined the Partnership. The Partnership aims to strengthen the resilience of developing countries and protect the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people against the impacts of disasters.

The central objective of the Partnership is to enable more timely and reliable post-disaster response and to better prepare for climate and disaster risk through the use of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance solutions, reducing humanitarian impacts, helping poor and vulnerable people recover more quickly, increasing local adaptive capacity and strengthening local resilience. This complements ongoing efforts in countries to avert, minimize and address climate and disaster risks.

UNDP: UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build resilience so countries can sustain progress. As the UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNDRR: UNDRR (formerly UNISDR) is the United Nations focal point for disaster risk reduction. UNDRR oversees the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supporting countries in its implementation, monitoring and sharing what works in reducing existing risk and preventing the creation of new risk.

V20
BMZ
IR
UNDP
UNDRR
Custom

Registration Form

01
No activities available
02
No activities available
03
Part 1: Opening Remarks & Key Statements
Start
17:25
End
17:55
Denis Duverne
Achim Steiner
Special Envoy Abul Kalam Azad
Selwin Hart
Dr. Maria Flachsbarth
Ekhosuehi Iyahen
IDF @COP26
Part 1: Key statement - USAID
Start
18:25
End
18:30
Achim Steiner
Dr. Maria Flachsbarth
Jim Barnhart
IDF @COP26
Part 1: Delivering on Resilience & Adaptation: Building Effective Risk Management & Protection Systems for the Future
Start
18:30
End
19:05
Ingrid Gabriela Hoven
Hon. Lamia Mohsin
Veronica Scotti
Ibrahima Cheikh Diong
Christina Bennett
IDF @COP26
Part 2: Risk & Resilience Analytics
Start
19:15
End
19:50
Denis Duverne
Achim Steiner
Special Envoy Abul Kalam Azad
Selwin Hart
Dr. Maria Flachsbarth
Ethiopis Tafara
Ekhosuehi Iyahen
Eric Andersen
Hon. Fatima Yasmin
Rowan Douglas
Sara Ahmed
Ian Branagan
Claudia Thyme
IDF @COP26
Speakers
Others
Partners
Agenda

Start
End

Speakers