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Climate Change

Climate Change is a subject that concerns us all

For more than 40 years, Munich Re has been dealing with climate change and the related risks and opportunities for the insurance industry. Our approach to coping with this challenge is holistic and based on the following pillars: risk assessment – insurance solutions – asset management.

Mission & Vision

Munich Re’s mission and vision

Together, our mission and vision define the framework of our climate strategy. This makes clear our resolve to address climate change both in the short term and in the long term.


Assessments of scientific findings

Here you will find the points of view of the Munich Re experts, along with current assessments of the latest scientific findings and of recent events like the annual climate summit.

Strategic approach

Risk assessment

The consequences of climate change and the resultant changes are various in nature. For more than 40 years, we have been analysing the impacts of climate change in different areas:

Risk transfer solutions

By developing and establishing risk transfer solutions, Munich Re actively contributes to combating climate change.

Asset management

Our asset management strategy adheres closely to sustainable investment standards. To a certain extent, we also invest directly in renewable-energy assets.

Leading initiatives

As part of our climate strategy, we are engaged in partnerships and initiatives that are focused on adaptation to climate change and contribute directly to climate protection.

Corporate Responsibility

We are integrating ecological, social and ethical factors into our core business and investments to a greater extent. In addition, we are successively making our business operations carbon-neutral.

3 August 2015

Climate protection through innovations: Munich Re supports the POC21 open-source initiative

30 July 2015

Munich Re provides geothermal exploration risk insurance for Akiira in Kenya

23 April 2015

Review 2014: 2014 was the warmest year since data records began in 1880

3 March 2015

Munich Re purchases three photovoltaic facilities in Great Britain

7 January 2015

Review of natural catastrophes in 2014: Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes

22 December 2014

Munich Re invests in US wind farm

8 October 2014

Munich Re updates its internet content on the strategic topic of climate change

9 July 2014 | Reinsurance

Comparatively few major natural catastrophe losses in first half-year

2 July 2014

Munich Re and GIZ are cooperating on an agricultural model project in Peru

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