Nº 4April 2016
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  • Editorial

    Editorial

    Editorial

    From time to time an earthquake of perceptible magnitude causing damage of different kinds and severity strikes our country, calling to mind that Spain, though not one of the most earthquake prone, still has a history of experiencing seismic shocks, some of considerable intensity. The main article in this volume four of our bulletin reviews the major tremors that have hit the Iberian Peninsula.

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  • Earthquakes in Spain. Recent activity in the Alborán Sea

    Earthquakes in Spain. Recent activity in the Alborán Sea

    In depth

    The Iberian Peninsula is located in a convergence zone between the African and Eurasian plates. This convergence, with movement rates of between 2 and 5 mm/year in the NW-SE to WNW-ESE directions, conditions the general seism tectonics of the zone.

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  • Climate change and insurance: a many-sided interrelationship

    Climate change and insurance: a many-sided interrelationship

    Contributions

    The effects of warming are not limited just to an increase in the mean temperature; rather, the variation in the chemical composition of the atmosphere also entails a multitude of impacts on other climate system components, namely, precipitation and the precipitation pattern, atmospheric circulation, the frequency and strength of extreme weather events, and indeed all the ecological and economic systems that are affected by or depend on these.

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  • Impact of climate change on natural disaster insurance in France

    Impact of climate change on natural disaster insurance in France

    Contributions

    The Caisse Centrale de Réassurance [Central Reinsurance Fund (French abbreviation: CCR)] is a reinsurance company whose mandate is to design, put in practice, and manage efficient instruments that respond to the need for coverage of catastrophic risk and thereby serve its clients and the general welfare.

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  • The Paris climate change summit: a success for multilateralism

    The Paris climate change summit: a success for multilateralism

    Contributions

    The Paris Climate Change Conference (30 November - 12 December 2015) capped the work of five years of negotiations with the adoption of the Paris Agreement, a historic agreement in the fight against climate change.

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  • Forecasts of the economic impacts of climate change

    Forecasts of the economic impacts of climate change

    Reviews

    Two reports forecasting the expected repercussions of the impacts of climate change to different sectors of the economy have recently been published.

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  • Motor vehicle civil liability. Traffic events

    Motor vehicle civil liability. Traffic events

    Reviews

    In the first part of this book the author traces the history of civil liability for motor vehicles and the corresponding insurance from the beginning years early last century up to our time. The second part of the book considers key aspects of civil liability for motor vehicles and the corresponding insurance.

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  • The AGERS natural disasters handbook

    The AGERS natural disasters handbook

    Reviews

    The Asociación Española de Gerencia de Riesgos y Seguros (AGERS) [Spanish Association of Insurance and Risk Management] presented its Natural Disasters Handbook this past 2 December 2015.

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  • Commentary on the judgment of the Supreme Court of 5 September 2011

    Commentary on the judgment of the Supreme Court of 5 September 2011

    Reviews

    The judgment of Chamber One of the Supreme Court dated 5 September 2011 settles the controversy that previously persisted concerning whether or not the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros was required to post deposits on appeal pursuant to Article 449.3 of the Code of Civil Procedure [Ley de Enjuiciamiento Civil (LEC)]...

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  • Register of Compulsory Insurance [Registro de Seguros Obligatorios] kept by the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros

    Register of Compulsory Insurance [Registro de Seguros Obligatorios] kept by the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros

    News

    The purpose of this new Register is to furnish systematic, general, up to date, information to the public regarding the types of insurance that are required in order to be able to carry on certain business activities.

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