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Allianz Knowledge is a platform for the exchange of ideas and opinions on megatrends and global issues of demography, finance, mobility and the environment.
Climate risk insurance: how to protect 400 million people?

The 2015 G7 summit set a goal of providing climate risk insurance to 400 million of the world's most vulnerable people by 2020. We talked to a few experts to find out why this coverage is important, and how to achieve the G7's target.

How a 3D printer saved my stove

When he couldn’t get a replacement part for his cooker, Open Knowledge correspondent James Tulloch turned to 3D printing. 

Micro-sleep: the shortest danger on the road

To learn more about the dangers of drowsy driving, we talked to two pretty alert sleep experts.

History of Risk, Part 1: The Principles of Risk

In the first of a series on the history of risk, we explore the surprising origins of insurance and risk assessment.

A Cocktail Party Guide to: Subterranean farming

Welcome to the first of our Cocktail Party Guides on today’s most talked-about topics. First up: news of an underground food phenomenon in south London.

"Reforms are needed, but not only in Greece"

If a Greek default happens, Hung Tran of the Institute of International Finance tells us what we could expect.

Why Detroit could be a good example for Greece (or not)

What lessons can Greece learn from the Motor City's bankruptcy two years ago?

Greece and Argentina: What's similar, what's different

How similar is the Greek situation to the Argentine default of 2001? Daniel Altman, senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine, compares. 

What are "tail risks", and why should you care?

Even if you know what they are, do you know what they mean for your investments? Risk expert Reinhold Hafner explains.

How social media is changing the auto industry

Could Facebook supplant your local auto salesman or mechanic? Car owners are skipping the middleman and interacting directly with manufacturers on Facebook.