Stephane Hallegatte, Lead Economist – Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, The World Bank
Because natural disasters tighten poverty’s grip on communities worldwide, disaster risk reduction goes hand in hand with poverty reduction, and vice versa. A new World Bank report finds the impact of extreme weather on poverty is more devastating than previously understood, responsible for annual consumption losses of $520 billion and pushing 26 million people into poverty every year. Targeted resilience-building interventions protect poor people from adverse weather events and can help countries and communities save $100 billion a year. The webinar will focus on the key findings of the new report released by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) called Unbreakable: Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters. Stephane Hallegatte will break the link between extreme weather and extreme poverty underscoring the urgency for climate-smart policies that better protect the world’s most vulnerable.
The recording of the interactive webinar of 14th March is available below. The slides can be downloaded here.