Honorary Chair

Prof. Hoeppe’s academic education is in meteorology (Masters and PhD) and human biology (PhD). Since 2004 he has been a Professor for Biometeorology.
Prof. Hoeppe has worked in different institutes at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and as a post doc at Yale University (USA). From 2004 to 2017 Prof. Hoeppe has been Head of the Geo Risks Research Department and the Corporate Climate Centre at Munich Re.
His main areas of research have been effects of atmospheric processes (heat/cold, UV radiation, air pressure fluctuations) and air pollutants (ozone, particles) on humans, the general assessment of environmental risks and trends of natural catastrophes and their drivers. A major topic also has been the analysis of effects of climate change on insurance and the development of strategies on how this industry can contribute solutions for the adaptation and mitigation of global warming. Since 2018 he has had different positions as consulter for climate change and sustainability topics as well as disaster risk management and financing.
Prof. Hoeppe is scientific member of many scientific societies, from 1999 to 2002 he has been the President of the International Society of Biometeorology. He has held expert functions in different UN-Organisations. He has been the Chairman of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) since its foundation in 2005 until 2021. From 2006 to 2017 he has been member of the High Level Advisory Board for the „OECD International Network on Financial Management of Large Scale Catastrophes”. In 2007 Prof. Hoeppe has been appointed as Global Warming Advisor of the Bavarian State Government. In 2009 he has been one of the initiators of the Desertec Industrial Initiative. In 2014 he became Chairman of the “Münchener Universitätsgesellschaft”, the sponsoring association of the “Ludwig-Maximilians-University”, Munich. In July 2018 he has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore. From 2018 to 2020 he has been Team Leader of a technical assistance project by ADB to develop a disaster risk financing strategy for Myanmar.
Peter has been appointed lifetime Honorary Chair of MCII in 2022 in appreciation of his great leadership of the organization since its foundation in 2005. MCII’s longevity and success are evidence of Peter’s hard work and dedication to advancing the climate risk adaptation efforts globally.