Economics of DRR

Τhis theme covers economic analysis supporting risk-informed investments and better investment planning and financing strategies for disaster risk reduction. It also adresses post-event economic loss and impact assessments, cost benefit analysis and other DRR investment appraisal techniques, ex-ante economic impact assessments.

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Flood waters remain, and the full impact of Beryl is yet to be assessed. But one thing is clear, the cost will be far higher than these countries and their citizens can afford.
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The brief explains Sri Lanka’s vulnerability to climate-induced weather events and the challenges in key sectors, namely, energy, water, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, tourism, and manufacturing.
Extreme electrical storm, South Africa
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The increased intensity of tropical and mid-latitude cyclones has caused severe damage to coastal tourism infrastructure in South Africa’s coastal provinces, which are a hub for tourism.
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A new report, “Breaking the cycle of risk: Addressing resilience and debt for a new global financial architecture”, shows that we have the opportunity to move climate vulnerable countries out of debt by reforming the financial architecture.
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This paper employs an innovative event study methodology to demonstrate the impact of climate change on the NASDAQ index from the unique perspective of extreme weather events.
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For millennia, food production and pricing have been disrupted by the weather, with one-off events such as heatwaves, droughts, flooding or frosts cutting harvests and raising prices. War and disease are also factors that influence global food prices.
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The authors provide a methodology that quantifies physical risks on geolocalized productive assets, considering their exposure to chronic and acute impacts (hurricanes) across the scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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To gain a deeper understanding of the role of CDRFI in the Asia-Pacific region, WFP undertook a study to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of various macro-level instruments to support government disaster response.
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