Ernst Rauch, Chief Climate Scientist at Munich Re, and head of the Climate Solutions Unit. Greater Munich Metropolitan Area.

Ernst Rauch is the Chief Climate Scientist at Munich Re and heads the Climate Solutions Unit. He joined Munich Re in 1988 as part of the Geo Risks Research Department, focusing initially on earthquake risk analysis and the development of earthquake simulation models. Over time, his responsibilities shifted towards the analysis and modeling of climate risks and natural hazards.

In January 2018, he was appointed as Chief Climate Scientist and became a member of Munich Re’s senior executive management team. His role encompasses climate risk management, business development, and asset management. Rauch leads initiatives within the company to address climate change and develop strategies for mitigation and adaptation.

He played a pivotal role in establishing the Corporate Climate Center strategy unit at Munich Re, which coordinates climate-related issues and renewable energy initiatives. Under his leadership, the Climate Solutions Unit aims to enhance resilience against climate risks and integrate climate considerations into the company’s broader strategic framework​

Experience

  • 2021 – present Chief Climate and Geo Scientist Munich Re (Group), München, Bayern, Deutschland
  • 1988 – 2021 Head Climate & Public Sector Business Development Munich Re
Latest reviews by Ernst Rauch
Losses from Natural Disasters Review: $250bn Overall and $95bn Insured Losses" class="attachment-csco-thumbnail size-csco-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Largest Natural Disasters Review: Thunderstorms & Earthquakes Cost">
Largest Natural Disasters Review: Thunderstorms & Earthquakes Cost
The past year was once again characterised by extremely high insured losses from natural disasters, despite the fact that there were no extreme individual losses
Global Natural Disaster Figures for H1 2023: $47 bn Insured Losses" class="attachment-csco-thumbnail size-csco-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Global Natural Disasters Figures: $100 bn Insured Losses">
Global Natural Disasters Figures: $100 bn Insured Losses
The insured losses from Natural Disaster has decreased from $47bn to $43bn (10-year average for half-year losses: $34bn)
Worst Natural Disasters in 2022. Global Natural Catastrophe Review" class="attachment-csco-thumbnail size-csco-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Worst Natural Disasters. Global Natural Catastrophe Review">
Worst Natural Disasters. Global Natural Catastrophe Review
Climate change is taking an increasing toll. The natural disaster figures for 2022 are dominated by events that are more intense or are occurring more frequently
Weather-related Catastrophes" class="attachment-csco-thumbnail size-csco-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="5 Largest Natural Catastrophes. Weather-related Events Drove $130 bn Losses">
5 Largest Natural Catastrophes. Weather-related Events Drove $130 bn Losses
Weather-related Events drove economic losses of $65 bn, which is down on last year’s $105 bn, with insured losses staying roughly the same at approximately $34 bn