|10 October 2018UNISDR Press ConferenceReport launch: “Economic losses, poverty and disasters 1998-2017”|
Economic losses from disasters have been increasing over recent years, with
USD2.9 trillion worth of damage registered between 1998 and 2017. Extreme
weather events fueled by climate change, account for a growing percentage of
these losses. In the build-up to International Day for Disaster Reduction on
October 13, UNISDR and partner CRED (the Centre for Research on the
Epidemiology of Disasters) release new findings and explain the relevance of
economic loss to disaster risk management.
Debarati Guha, Professor, Institute of Health and Society (IRSS),
Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL).
Ricardo Mena, Chief, Supporting and Monitoring Sendai Framework
Implementation Branch, UNISDR
Moderator: Jeanette Elsworth, Senior Public Information Officer, UNISDRISDR