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Sophie Abraham

Sophie Abraham is Policy Analyst for the Capital, Science & Policy Practice at Willis, working  closely with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the wider financial and private sectors on developing and incorporating the business elements to the design and implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, a global framework for disaster risk reduction adopted by the Member States of the United Nations. Its overarching goal is to build the resilience of nations and communities to disasters by achieving substantive reduction of disaster losses.

Earthquake and Underinsurance: Twin Scourges of Nepal

Reuters: Nepal Earthquake

Nepal is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. The recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which marked the worst natural disaster to hit Nepal in more than 80 years, is a strong testament to the country’s vulnerability. While the economic losses … Continue reading →

Why Insurers and the Private Sector are Heading to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Sendai Japan

In three weeks’ time, several thousand participants, from UN Member States to global corporations and science leaders, will gather in Sendai, Japan, for the third decennial United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risks Reduction to adopt a new global agreement … Continue reading →

Dangers & Opportunities Behind Latest IPCC Climate Change Report

IPCC: Change in Average Surface Temperatures, 1986-2005 to 2081-2100

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published its Synthesis Report, a comprehensive summary of the IPCC’s three previous reports, which outlined the causes, the impacts, and the potential solutions to climate change. The report comes at … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Agriculture


One of the areas hit hardest by changing global weather patterns is the agricultural economy, particularly in developing nations who are believed to be the ones most exposed and vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The publication of the … Continue reading →

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Vulnerável a desastres, Nepal sofre com baixa penetração de seguros

Reuters: Nepal Earthquake

O Nepal é um dos países mais propensos a catástrofes no mundo. O terremoto de magnitude 7,8, que atingiu recentemente a região marcou o pior desastre natural em mais de 80 anos e deixou evidente sua vulnerabilidade. Poucas semanas depois … Continuar lendo →