Realising The 'triple Dividend Of Resilience': A New Business Case For Disaster Risk Management

bySwenja SurminskiEditorThomas Tanner

Paperback | July 4, 2018

Realising The 'triple Dividend Of Resilience': A New Business Case For Disaster Risk Management by Swenja Surminski
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Why aren't we investing more in disaster resilience, despite the rising costs of disaster events? This book argues that decision-makers in governments, businesses, households, and development agencies tend to focus on avoiding losses from disasters, and perceive the return on investment as uncertain - only realised if a somewhat unlikely disaster event actually happens. 

This book develops a new business case for investment based on the multiple dividends of resilience. This looks beyond only avoided losses (the first dividend) to the wider benefits gained independently of whether or not the disaster event occurs. These include unleashing entrepreneurial activities and productive investments by lowering the looming threat of losses from disasters and enabling businesses, farmers and homeowners to take positive risks (the second dividend); and co-benefits of resilience measures beyond just disaster risk (the third dividend), such as flood embankments in Bangladesh that double as roads, or wetlands in Colombo that reduce urban heat extremes.
Chapter 1. The triple dividend of resilience - a new narrative for disaster risk management and development .- Chapter 2. Unlocking economic potential: the 'development dividend' of resilience.- Chapter 3. Co-benefits of disaster risk management: the third dividend of resilience.- Chapter 4. Disaster risk management and fiscal policy: ...
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Title:Realising The 'triple Dividend Of Resilience': A New Business Case For Disaster Risk ManagementFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0.17 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0.17 inPublished:July 4, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319821571

ISBN - 13:9783319821573

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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