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Economics of DRR

Analysis of economic initiatives taken at any level and/or by any sector in order to improve disaster risk reduction strategies, including the direct and indirect economic impacts of disasters.

UN backs disaster resilience for Asia Pacific hotels

29 Jul 2015, UNISDR AP

Margareta Wahlström, head of UNISDR, today announced a plan to develop and pilot DRM standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, home to 80% of the world’s disaster events. 'The hotel industry... is very vulnerable to major setbacks from floods, storms and earthquakes. Such events can have a significant impact on tourism and employment,'...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.2 [PDF, 110Kb]Dedicated and adequate resources are available to implement disaster risk reduction plans and activities at all administrative levels
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 5.3 [PDF, 86Kb]Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.

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