The cost of disasters far outweighs the resources available for recovery. Microfinance could be one way to fill the funding gap.
Global supply chains link the welfare of disaster-hit companies and their surrounding communities to a network of corporations that have an economic incentive to help them bounce back.
India is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to disasters and it has a lot to share when it comes to preparing for them.
Effective and planned shoreline management would trigger activities for tourism, and support development of ocean and beach landscape, conserve biodiversity along with coastal people’s livelihood.
‘Build back better’ is often easier said than done after a disaster, but one example from the People’s Republic of China shows that it can be done well.
Investment in renewable energy around the world is entering a new phase that will require governments and the private sector to re-think the way they develop projects.
Disaster-related displacement is often negative, but can result in more resilient communities under the right circumstances. This can include better management of remittances sent to family members in the disaster zone.
Earthquakes, powerful storms, tsunamis and other disasters have powerful immediate impacts, but they also do long-term damage that often gets overlooked.