In this report

Property faces a range of hazards, from climate change and natural disasters to terrorism and cyber security breaches. What can governments, property developers and insurers do to mitigate these risks?

Industry faces up climate change losses

Sharing data is vital for countering extreme weather events

Wendy Peters speaking on terrorism insurance
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Wendy Peters, terrorism insurance pioneer

It is vital to keep a cool head and a steady nerve in a dicey business

Julian Enoizi, chief executive of Pool Re

Organisations act to outwit terrorism

Developers and architects are adopting a range of precautions to protect buildings

Steel workers are silhouetted by the light emanating from a steel mill oven in the eastern German town of Eisenhuettenstadt in this undated file photo
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The internet of vulnerable things

Cyber security breaches in an increasingly connected world could be catastrophic for infrastructure

1906: Full-length view of pedestrians examining frame houses, which lean to one side on the verge of collapse after the Great Earthquake in San Francisco, California
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California prepares for the next ‘big one’

The odds of the state experiencing a massive tremor have increased

Japan to impose tougher building standards

Rules being tightened to improve resistance to shocks

Scientists begin to get ahead of the weather

New techniques are allowing more accurate storm forecasting

a garage in Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy
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Flood waters continue to exact a heavy toll

Many governments are failing to think long-term and invest in defences

A resident is helped by police back to her flooded home to retrieve posessions on February 9, 2014 in Moorlands, United Kingdom
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Flood Re scheme draws criticism and praise

The UK fund will extend affordable cover to those properties at highest risk