The relevance of climate change for life and health insurers
Part 3 - The Epidemiologist’s View
Climate change is a trend that has highly complex and interconnected impacts, and understanding the relevance of life and health insurance requires expertise and a broad perspective. This research series by SCOR’s internal experts aims to support the readers in gaining a solid understanding of the key elements of the impact of climate change and enable them to draw conclusions for their own company and situation. Parts one and two, giving the risk manager’s view and the medical director’s view, can be found on SCOR’s webpage.
In this third part of the series, with SCOR’s experts Dr. Gabriela Buffet, infectious disease specialist, and Xiao Gao, epidemiologist, we will examine existing and emerging infectious diseases and analyze their interplay with climate change and health. Changes in ecosystems, such as higher temperatures, rainfall variability, storms, droughts, floods, forest fires and heat waves, trigger changes in the epidemiology of many diseases.
To read the previous articles in this series, click the links below:
The relevance of climate change for life insurance | SCOR
The relevance of climate change for life insurance - Part 2 | SCOR