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UNISDR Press Conference
Date: 10 October 2018
10:30 - 11:15
Organization: ISDR
Location: Press Room 1
Subject: Report launch: “Economic losses, poverty and disasters 1998-2017”



Report 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, UNISDR

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