Lloyd’s city risk index 2015-2025

Number of pages: 8 p.

This index presents the first ever analysis of the economic output at risk (GDP@Risk) in 301 major cities from 18 manmade and natural threats over a ten-year period. Based on original research by the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, it finds that a total of $4.6trn of 301 cities’ projected GDP is at risk from all threats – out of a total projected GDP between 2015 and 2025 of $373trn.

The Lloyd’s city risk index 2015-2025 shows how governments, businesses and communities are highly exposed to systemic, catastrophic shocks and could do more to mitigate risk and improve resilience. Identifying the risks, modelling and measuring their impacts, and investing in greater resilience – from better infrastructure to increased insurance protection – are the first steps in this process.