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WTW links Ecological forestry to 41% fall in residential insurance premiums

August 9, 2021

A new study by global conservation organisation The Nature Conservancy and re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has found a 41% decrease in residential insurance premiums when ecological forestry is applied to relevant areas.

By modelling the impact on insurance of controlled burning and ecological thinning of overgrown forests, researchers at TNC and WTW were able to quantify insurance premium savings.

In turn, it is believed these savings could be used to fund further investments in sustainable forest management.

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