Business case for DRR

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These resources explore the economic, social and environmental dividends of investing in disaster risk reduction.

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2021
This study contributes to the evidence base that investments in Nature-based Solutions for freshwater management are economically preferred.
Deltares
Clam Pass river that travels through the marsh estuary that leads down to Clam Pass Beach in Naples, Florida, USA
Coastal wetlands reduce the damaging effects of tropical cyclones on coastal communities by absorbing storm energy in ways that neither solid land nor open water can.
Conversation Media Group, the
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The first Hydromet Gap Report, launched on 8 July, tells us how far we have to go to tap the benefits of effective weather and climate services.
World Meteorological Organization
2020

U.S. disaster losses from wind, floods, earthquakes, and fires now average $100 billion per year, and in 2017 exceeded $300 billion—25% of the $1.3 trillion building value put in place that year. Fortunately, there are affordable and highly cost-effective

National Institute of Building Sciences
2020

This paper provides an accounting of where and when mitigation and recovery investments have occurred in Louisiana, thereby generating a mitigation investment portfolio for the state.

An exploratory data analysis of FEMA OpenData sets, supplemented by

American Society of Civil Engineers
Business decisions taken today will impact both the ability to transition to net-zero and the ability to cope with the physical risks from climate change.
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment