SwissRe - Building a sustainable energy future - Risks and opportunities

With an expanding population and world
economy powered by oil, coal and gas,
fossil fuels have become a large part
of our daily lives. But this has come at
a price: greenhouse gas emissions,
which adversely affect our climate.
How much higher will this price rise
before we achieve a more sustainable
energy system? The Scenarios for
Climate Change project, a research
collaboration by Swiss Re and partners
from the public and private sectors,
gives insights into what tomorrow

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Financial Centre Futures - In safe hands - The future of financial services

“We have chosen 40 years, i.e. to 2050, as our
timescale. This allows us to explore a number of
potential economic, social and technological
challenges and discontinuities. These
discontinuitiesmean that individualsmaymake
previously unthinkable choices about their life,
potentially creating newparadigms for the
economy and for society.”

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What the future holds: Insurance 2020

On January 1, 2000 the global economy was peaking, with booming stock and labor markets.
The Internet was changing everything from how consumers bought insurance to how aircraft
manufacturers bought supplies. Then, the dot com boom quickly went bust and terrorists
attacked the World Trade Center. After an extended slump, western economies recovered
from these shocks and reached new peaks in mid-2007, only to crash again in the most severe
economic downturn since the Great Depression. Unlike previous cycles, emerging economies

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