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    Media Advisory: Climate risk insurance, empowering vulnerable communities

    Who: Koko Warner, Executive Director, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)

    Peter Höppe, Chair, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)

    Christoph Bals, Vice-Chair, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)

    What: Press briefing on climate risk insurance at COP 20 in Lima, Peru

    When: Thursday, 11 December 2014, 10:00-10:30 am

    Where: Press conference room 1 |Read more

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    UNU expert Thomas Abeling wins DKKV Young Researcher Award

    UNU expert and young researcher Thomas Abeling was awarded the “Young Researcher Award” for best presentation at the 14th Forum of the DKKV (Deutsches Komitee Katastrophenvorsorge) earlier this month. |Read more

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    The harsh reality of climate migration

    Our lead scientist Koko Warner talks about the devastating effect of migration due to Climate Change with ZDF in the clip above. As ZDF reports, the consequences of climate change have forced between 2008 and 2012 approximately 144 million people to leave their homes . And the number is growing. |Read more

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    Pressemitteilung: BBK und UNU unterzeichnen Kooperationsvertrag

    Christoph Unger, Präsident des Bundesamtes für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (BBK), und Professor Dr. Jakob Rhyner, Direktor des Institutes für Umwelt und menschliche Sicherheit der Universität der Vereinten Nationen (UNU-EHS), haben heute einen Kooperationsvertrag unterzeichnet. |Read more

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    Presseeinladung: Bevölkerungsschutz in der internationalen Ausbildung - BBK und UNU schließen Kooperationsvertrag

    Am Montag, den 10. November 2014 werden Christoph Unger, Präsident des BBK, und Professor Dr. Jakob Rhyner, Direktor des UNU Institutes für Umwelt und menschliche Sicherheit, den Vertrag unterzeichnen. |Read more

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