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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.

Buried treasure: $100 billion adaptation-finance demand removed from IPCC executive summary after pressure from US

15 Apr 2014, Acclimatise

While few governments of developed nations are publically challenging the findings of the IPCC, it is concerning that they appear unwilling to get serious on financing adaptation. Promises to adapt to climate risks will amount to little more than puffery, if they are not backed up by significant investment, according Acclimatise...

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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