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Risk Transfer & Insurance

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.

Swiss Re: Global catastrophe-related insurance losses comparatively low

27 Aug 2014, Swiss Re

According to preliminary estimates, total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters reached USD 44 billion in the first half of 2014. The global insurance industry covered USD 21 billion of these losses, down from USD 25 billion in H1 2013 and lower than the average first-half year loss of the previous 10 years...

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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