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Interview on Climate Change Insurance

For this week’s Humanosphere podcast we’ll be talking about how climate risk insurance can protect the world’s poorest communities against climate risks, which can cost them their livelihoods and wider development.

We spoke to Stewart McCulloch, global insurance director of Vision Fund, the microfinance operation of World Vision, to find out how the world’s poorest farmers can thrive and not just survive after climate shocks.

In November, Humanosphere’s Lisa Nikolau reported on microinsurance programs in Guatemala that aim to protect populations against natural disasters by protecting low-income customers in areas that have normally been considered not insurable. Our podcast aims to go a little deeper: to look at whether programs like climate insurance can be effective in a world where the effects of climate change are becoming more and more pronounced, especially in the developing world.

Neil Palmer/CIAT

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