The cost of disasters far outweighs the resources available for recovery. Microfinance could be one way to fill the funding gap.
Blog posts on "disaster resilience"
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.
As natural disasters become more frequent and intense in Asia-Pacific, governments can tap into taxes to finance improved resilience.
We need to design hospitals to anticipate people’s future needs and deliver sustainable, inclusive, and resilient care.
Nature-based solutions are gaining credibility as an effective way to make vulnerable communities more resilient against climate change.
Vice-President Stephen Groff, in Fiji for a COP23 meeting, reveals that ADB will mobilize over $500 million in climate finance for the Pacific until 2021.
SMART health infrastructure takes into account universal coverage, climate change, aging populations, disaster resilience, and technology.
We must be fully aware that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe to prepare better for their impacts.
Preserving urban heritage helps local industries develop, and provides income opportunities for citizens.
We need social protection programs that address the social consequences of natural disasters.