Interconnected Disaster Risks

O'Connor, Jack, Eberle, Caitlyn, Narvaez, Liliana, Higuera Roa, Oscar, Oakes, Robert, Sparkes, Edward and Sebesvari, Zita (2022). Interconnected Disaster Risks. United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).

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    Author O'Connor, Jack
    Eberle, Caitlyn
    Narvaez, Liliana
    Higuera Roa, Oscar
    Oakes, Robert
    Sparkes, Edward
    Sebesvari, Zita
    Title Interconnected Disaster Risks
    Volume/Issue No. 2021/2022
    Publication Date 2022-08-31
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    Pages 60
    Language eng
    Abstract The 2021/2022 edition of the Interconnected Disaster Risks report analyses 10 disasters from around the world and explains that these events are interconnected with each other, with other larger, underlying societal processes, and with our collective behaviors and actions. Through forensic analysis, the key root causes featured among the 10 cases were an Insufficient risk governance, related to laws and practices that perpetuated or created complications in the formation of the disaster, and Undervaluing environmental costs, signifying the tendency to prioritize the economic costs of an endeavor over the potential environmental impacts. The report also identifies solutions that can help to prevent or better manage them in the future. Common solutions included Letting nature work and Innovating, but cannot be implemented in isolation given the interconnected nature of the disasters. To this end, solution packages were designed for each of the ten cases, showing how solutions themselves must be interconnected to make a lasting impact. Improving our understanding of the role of interconnectivity not just in the causes of disasters but also in turn their solutions is key for finding innovative ways to enhance our disaster risk reduction strategies.
    Copyright Holder United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.53324/USDG7258
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    Created: Tue, 13 Dec 2022, 19:06:32 JST by Aarti Basnyat on behalf of UNU EHS