All pages with keywords: disaster risk

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 »


Response to European Commission’s green paper on the insurance of natural and man-made disasters

Response to European Commission’s green paper on the insurance of natural and man-made disasters

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Florence Crick 1 July, 2013

of key points Insurance is one tool amongst others in a holistic natural disaster risk management strategy. Risk transfer alone, without consideration of risk reduction efforts, is not a … read more »


On welfare frameworks and catastrophic climate risks

On welfare frameworks and catastrophic climate risks

a research article by Antony Millner 29 March, 2013

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Recent theoretical work in the economics of climate change has suggested that climate policy is highly sensitive to ‘fat-tailed’ risks of catastrophic outcomes (Weitzman, 2009). read more »