How to make poor people less vulnerable to (climate change related) natural disasters

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.

 

2 thoughts on “How to make poor people less vulnerable to (climate change related) natural disasters”

  1. This looks like a really interesting webinar. Unfortunately, I have missed it. Is there anywhere I could access the recording? Many thanks

    Like

    1. Thank you for your interest. We need some more time to publish the video recording of the webinar. As soon as it is available, we will announce it on this blog.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s