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Insurance & Risk Transfer

Financial mechanisms formulated to reduce vulnerability to disasters by employing structured instruments such as insurance policies and catastrophe bonds which spread risks in exchange for a premium.

How our disaster relief system forces foolish decisions

20 Jul 2016, Boston Globe, the

Disasters keep happening, and taxpayers’ money keeps rebuilding the vulnerability. Despite deadlock in the federal government, local and state leaders are embracing creative policy options to mitigate the impact of a warmer earth. And still, they will be inadequate as they rest on a homeland security and disaster management system that has barely changed with them.


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • 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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