WRN embarks on research to quantify impact of climate change

The WTW Research Network is partnering with a team of academic research fellows to examine and quantify the security aspects of climate change, and their effects on the international business environment.

Cullen Hendrix, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics and senior research fellow at the Center for Climate and Security; and Ida Rudolfsen, a senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo and Doctoral Researcher at Uppsala University’s Department of Peace and Conflict Research, will be working with the WRN to examine more closely the geopolitical implications of climate-related migration, resource conflict and nationalisation, and water and food insecurity.

“Meeting humanity’s needs for food, water, and energy are not the defining challenges of our times – they’re the defining challenges of all times,” Hendrix said. “They’re the challenges that must be met day after day, over and over, before any other goals can be achieved. And that challenge is growing increasingly difficult as climate change harms global food systems and requires a shift away from fossil fuels, creating incredible opportunities but also large downside risks. With all of this playing out in an era of rising geopolitical tensions, I’m proud to partner with WTW, a global leader in insurance markets and risk modelling. Together, we’ll help clients understand and navigate this landscape so they – and the world at large – can be ready.”

Rudolfsen added: “I look forward to collaborating with WTW, where I will provide insights on the connections between food insecurity and conflict. This collaboration underscores WTW´s commitment to address global challenges through data-driven analysis and innovative solutions. This partnership represents an opportunity to leverage cutting-edge research and analysis to inform decision-making processes. I am happy to contribute with my expertise to their efforts and look forward to advancing our understanding of these complex issues in the current political landscape.”

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