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… progress to reduce disaster risk rests, in large part, on expanded and stronger public-private sector partnerships, the Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee of the … will be in constant flux. Given uncertainties and the need to balance risk-sharing, public-private partnerships must be founded on conditions of trust and regulatory … development in risk environments are great. To realize these opportunities the public and private sectors must work together to create enabling environments in which …
MILAN, 9 July 2014 – Efforts to ensure political commitment to a new global agreement on reducing disaster losses have received a major boost as representatives from 40 European countries agreed to a series of sweeping recommendations designed to build resilience to disasters. Europe experienced over 40 major disaster events last year affecting millio…
GENEVA, 7 July 2014 - Figures released today show that for the fourth consecutive year, direct economic losses from major reported disasters have exceeded $100 billion. It has happened on seven occasions since 2004 including the last four years: 2010 ($138 bn), 2011 ($371 bn), 2012 ($138 bn) and 2013 ($116 bn). Some 315 disasters killed 22,000 people i…
GENEVA, 11 July 2014 - A new review of disaster losses from 1970 to 2012 released today sets the stage for next week’s intergovernmental discussions on a new global framework for disaster risk reduction hosted in Geneva by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Two UNISDR partners, the World Meteorological Organization, and the Centre for…
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10 October 2014
MADRID, 9 October 2014 - The recurrence of flooding, one of Europe’s most persistent natural hazards, presents both a challenge and an opportunity when it comes to disaster reduction, a conference heard on Wednesday. Both the Balkans and the United Kingdom have experienced heavy floods in the last year, with surging water levels in Serbia in May leadin…
GENEVA, 16 January 2014 – A comprehensive study has outlined the path towards a standardized European approach to systematically record and manage disaster loss databases. The report, titled ‘Recording Disaster Losses: Recommendations for a European approach’, is in response to the European Union’s desire to find a mechanism to record systematically di…
… initiative brings together leading names in business, investment, insurance, the public sector, business education and civil society to develop and promote global … and development. Because R!SE brings together businesses, investors, insurers, public bodies and educators, it can be the catalyst we need to bring lasting change to … initiative brings together leading names in business, investment, insurance, the public sector, business education and civil society to develop and promote global …