Publication Date: 23rd September 2016
The threat of large-scale natural disasters and climate is growing across the world, leaving nations increasingly exposed to myriad of risks. As a result, many initiatives are underway at the international, regional, national, and local level through a diverse-range of stakeholders to find better ways to protect human lives, and livelihoods and reduce economic losses. These efforts require an integrated risk-based management approach involving early warning and preparation, preventative, risk financing and risk transfer measures. There is need to focus effort on raising awareness for socio-economic benefits of preventative and risk transfer measures, broadening the use of modern risk modelling tools in the public sector, and building resilience of critical infrastructure and urban-systems (including mega cities), building on well concerted public-private partnerships, in all countries.
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