All pages with keywords: disaster risk
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 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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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?
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 »
Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?
This paper analyses the link between income and adaptation to climate events theoretically and empirically. read more »
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment public lecture Catastrophic climate-change damages are characterised by deep structural uncertainties in the science, combined with severe constraints on the ability … read more »