Indonesia, Mexico, Policy and Regulation

The rise, costs and complexities of coral reef insurance

A coral reef in east Indonesia’s West Papua region. The UN is backing an insurance scheme to help protect the country’s marine ecosystem from adverse weather events (Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images)

Coral reef insurance has been hailed as an important new protection mechanism for coastal resilience, but setting up such schemes remains complex

In addition to the intrinsic value of coral reefs, which provide food and livelihoods for millions of people, they are also a practical barrier to erosion and ...

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