Coastal Challenges

Coastal challenges

More than 50 percent of Americans live within 50 miles of a coastline and those numbers are only expected to increase. The Travelers Institute is committed to raising awareness of the importance of improving coastal resiliency in order to better protect and insure coastal regions.

To address the crisis of availability and affordability of coastal wind insurance for homeowners, Travelers developed the Travelers Coastal Wind Zone Plan, a comprehensive, private market approach to insuring the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.

Through the Resilient Coast Blueprint and other activities, the Travelers Institute is also advocating for taking steps to reduce coastal risk by encouraging the broad adoption of mitigation strategies, such as sensible land use planning and strong and enforced building codes.

For more information, including an archive of our coastal panel discussions, please
visit our events page. You can also download articles related to this project on our
Coastal Plan news page.

Whitepaper: Highlights and Lessons Learned from a National Symposium Series on Coastal Insurance IssuesWhitepaper: Highlights and Lessons Learned from a National Symposium Series on Coastal Insurance Issues
In 2009, the Travelers Institute launched a series of national symposia to bring together business, government, and community leaders to identify strategies to address the availability and affordability of coastal windstorm insurance for homeowners along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. This report summarizes our coastal symposia series.

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Whitepaper: Travelers Coastal Wind Zone PlanWhitepaper: Travelers Coastal Wind Zone Plan
A comprehensive plan to improve availability and affordability of named storm wind insurance for coastal homeowners.

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Whitepaper: Resilient CoastsWhitepaper: Resilient Coasts: A Blueprint for Action
A first-of-its-kind collaboration of private and public sector groups to find public policy and private market solutions to better protect coastal communities from rising sea levels and other potentially damaging consequences of climate change.

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Mitigation Strategies
for the Alabama Coastal Region

Mobile, Alabama
October 8, 2010

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