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.

Latest Economics of DRR additions in the Knowledge Base

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This paper estimates that the macroeconomic damages from climate change are six times larger than previously thought.
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Research briefs
A new study led by the CMCC also highlights the possible effects on production and prices of agricultural commodities.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
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Research briefs
A new study estimates that climate change could cost $38 trillion per year, but emissions mitigation and adaptation strategies could limit future damages.
Eos - AGU
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This report highlights the importance of adaptation pathways in building resilient futures in the face of evolving climate risks.
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This report aims to inform discussions on the development of effective national and regional risk financing mechanisms by identifying funding gaps for wildfire and drought response.
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This discussion paper presents a structured approach to Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) in the EU Member States and describes the key elements needed to better understand, plan for and manage the fiscal cost of disasters.
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NORCAP’s CashCap and Climate action teams undertook a joint East Africa regional and Kenya country level scoping mission about the potential of cash in anticipatory action to climate-related shocks.
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Despite the growing significance of climate exposure in influencing financing conditions, there needs to be more focus on particularly vulnerable countries which already faces high levels of debt and limited capacity.
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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