France winemakers subscribe to weather insurance for the second year following extreme temperatures in Western Europe

Following freezing cold temperatures and frost across Western Europe during 2017’s critical spring growing period, Lloyds Coverholder Meteo Protect confirms a dramatic increase in France’s winemakers subscribing to parametric weather insurance in its second year offering. May 31st saw a conclusion to its spring frost risk coverage, which saw a 15 fold increase in viticulturists subscribing, and the same increase in the number of brokers in France adding the coverage to their portfolio. Continue Reading

Meteo Protect Takes Center Stage at Viva Technology 2018

 

It is billed as the world’s rendez-vous for startups and leaders, and this year did not fail to disappoint. Lloyd’s Coverholder Meteo Protect was honoured to be highlighted at the invitation of SAP France to join its open innovation Lab. Over May 24-26 in Paris, the Meteo Protect team was center stage amongst the 80,000 attendees of ViVaTech, demonstrating how its award-winning parametric weather insurance hedging and pricing platform protects businesses when the weather impacts their financial performance.  Continue Reading

Farmers seek parametric insurance after catastrophic losses across France linked to climate volatility

As the leading producer of wheat across Western Europe, France’s catastrophic losses in yields at their highest in over half a century have been met with alarm in the region. Researchers at three leading think tanks recently came together to research the link in production shortfalls to climate volatility. Their findings have put into question the viability of existing agricultural production systems and the sustainability of future crop yields, while at the same time signifying the urgent need for new financial protection for producers. Continue Reading