All pages with keywords: disaster risk


Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?

Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Tom McDermott 29 May, 2014

This paper analyses the link between income and adaptation to climate events theoretically and empirically. read more »


Professor Martin Weitzman – An Economist Tries to Grapple with Catastrophic Climate Change

Public Lecture 24 May 2011

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 »


Fabian Barthel – Have Disaster Damages Increased over Time?

Seminar 3 Nov 2010

Part of the PhD Seminar Series at LSE. Speaker: Fabian Barthel


Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?

Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Tom McDermott 28 September, 2013

Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries? 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 »


Disaster resilience and post-2015 development goals: the options for economics targets and indicators

a policy publication by Nicola Ranger, Swenja Surminski 1 April, 2013

In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire. Detailed discussions are already underway to inform the post-2015 development goals. This paper seeks to inform discussions around appropriate economics … read more »


Incorporating climate change and growth into the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction

Incorporating climate change and growth into the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction

a policy publication by Nicola Ranger 1 April, 2013

The economic costs of natural disasters have continued to rise since the early 1980s and are expected to rise further given the challenges of climate change and population … 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 »


The roles of public and private actors in the governance of adaptation: the case of agricultural insurance in India

The roles of public and private actors in the governance of adaptation: the case of agricultural insurance in India

a working paper by Swenja Surminski 1 September, 2012

Climate change adaptation is an increasingly important field and will involve a range of actors from national governments to private companies, communities and households. There is … read more »