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Building disaster-resilient communities and economies

Building disaster-resilient communities and economies
  • United Nations Environment Programme Financing Initiative (UNEPFI). June 2014
  • The UNEPFI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative brings together insurers from around the world to help communities manage risk. The PSI Initiative's Global Resilience Project represents a phased approach to protecting communities from natural disasters. The report looks at disaster risk reduction measures assessed according to how much they cost, the economic benefits they bring and their potential to save lives and reduce the number of people adversely affected. The analysis also looks at downstream benefits and other advantages to communities beyond disaster risk reduction. The report includes a chapter on Flood risk reduction measures.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Climate change, Desertification, Disasters, Drought, Drylands, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Financing, Floods, Information and data, Land management, Post-2015 agenda, Resilience, Risk management, River Basin Management, Rivers, Wetlands
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Financial community, Governments, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Guidance, Impact evaluation, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies
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Published in 2015