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Index Insurance for Development and Disaster Management

2009-06-23

Climate has always presented a challenge to farmers, herders, fishermen and others whose livelihoods are closely linked to their environment, particularly those in poor areas of the world. A type of insurance, called index insurance, now offers significant opportunities as a climate-risk management tool in developing countries, if certain challenges are overcome, according to IRI's latest Climate and Society publication.

Press Release: Innovative Insurance Aims to Buffer Poor from Climate Risks

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