All pages with keywords: disaster risk

Disaster insurance in developing Asia: An analysis of market-based schemes

Disaster insurance in developing Asia: An analysis of market-based schemes

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Architesh Panda 1 October, 2019

This working paper analyzes the status, types, and evolution of market-based disaster insurance schemes across developing Asia. Well-designed insurance schemes can play an important role in increasing resilience to climate … read more »


Post-disaster social recovery: disaster governance lessons learnt from Tropical Cyclone Yasi

Post-disaster social recovery: disaster governance lessons learnt from Tropical Cyclone Yasi

a research article by Florence Crick 7 May, 2018

Post-disaster social recovery remains the least understood of the disaster phases despite increased risks of extreme events leading to disasters due to climate change. This paper contributes to advance this … read more »


Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts

Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts

a research article by Mook Bangalore 2 March, 2018

People living in poverty are particularly vulnerable to shocks, including those caused by natural disasters such as floods and droughts. This paper analyses household survey data and hydrological riverine flood … read more »


Nicholas Stern

Lord Stern comments on new Centre for Global Disaster Protection

Press release 20 July, 2017

Commenting on the announcement today (20 July 2017), by the UK Government’s Department for International Development, of further details about the new Centre for Global Disaster Protection, Professor Lord Nicholas … read more »


Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less

Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski 17 May, 2017

This report is the result of the multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary networking process and represents the combined effort of more than two hundred, mostly European, experts. It will support the integration … read more »


Public lecture | Climate (and other) catastrophes

Public Lecture 13 Sep 2016

LSE Deparment of Government and Grantham Research Institute public lecture, introduced and chaired by Dr Kai Spiekermann Attendance at this event is by registration only, if you would like to … read more »


Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

a working paper by Florence Crick, Katie Jenkins, Swenja Surminski 9 June, 2016

This paper investigates how partnerships can incentivise flood risk reduction by focusing on the UK public-private partnership on flood insurance. read more »


Realising the ‘triple dividend of resilience’ –  A new business case for disaster risk management

Realising the ‘triple dividend of resilience’ – A new business case for disaster risk management

a book by Swenja Surminski 1 March, 2016

This book develops a new business case for investment based on the multiple dividends of resilience. This looks beyond only avoided losses (the first dividend) to the wider benefits gained … read more »


Brief Communication: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – success or warning sign for Paris?

Brief Communication: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – success or warning sign for Paris?

a research article by Swenja Surminski 16 June, 2015

In March 2015, a new international blueprint for disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been adopted in Sendai, Japan, at the end of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk … read more »


Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Florence Crick, Jillian Eldridge, Paul Hudson, Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen, Jaroslav Mysiak, Carlos Dionisio Pérez-Blanco, Francisco Rego, Robin Nicolai, Carlos Neto, Reinhard Mechler, António Macedo, Anna Lorant, Conceição Colaço 30 March, 2015

In the context of natural disaster insurance and risk reduction this paper looks at how to assess existing insurance offerings and how to design new schemes. read more »