Global Assessment Report for Disaster Risk Reduction 2011

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Disasters are…

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driven by…….. deficient urban and local governance

...vulnerable rural livelihoods

and ... declining ecosystem services

… driven by economic growth and weak governance

… leading to increased exposure of people and economic activities to weather-related hazards

Population exposed to tropical cyclones, China coast section

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… leading to falling mortality – but rising economic loss risk
Cyclone mortality risk Flood economic loss risk

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Revealing Risk, Redefining Development Revealing Risk, Redefining Development

… weak but extensive risks may become a driver for migration

Intense and strong but rare disasters Weak and extensive but common disasters

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Revealing Risk, Redefining Development

… severe an intensive risks may only be resolved by dealing with exposure The stronger the typhoon, the less effective vulnerability reduction is Vulnerability

Exposure
Stronger typhoons
2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Revealing Risk, Redefining Development Revealing Risk, Redefining Development

… planning maybe one approach to minimize negative effects of migration
“Prevention is better than cure”

Planning is better than relocation or retrofitting

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Revealing Risk, Redefining Development Revealing Risk, Redefining Development

… using existing social protection systems can be scaled up to build resilience
Employment Guarantee Programmes Conditional Cash Transfers

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Revealing Risk, Redefining Development Revealing Risk, Redefining Development

… reforming risk governance is an important long term strategy

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Revealing Risk, Redefining Development Revealing Risk, Redefining Development

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