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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This report projects the budgetary impacts of extreme rainfall, extreme heat and freeze-thaw cycles on public infrastructure in Ontario.
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After a particularly gruelling day delivering packages in 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) outside of Philadelphia, Amazon delivery driver Randy woke up feeling off, checked the weather, and decided he didn't feel safe going into work.
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This study quantifies the economic value of increased flood warning time to households in the Jamuna River floodplain of Bangladesh.
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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.
Conversation Media Group, the
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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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