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The 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, From Shared Risk to Shared Value: The Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction

Synopsis:

The 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, From Shared Risk to Shared Value: The Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13), is the third biennial report coordinated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

The first Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate (GAR09), as well as the second, Revealing Risk – Redefining Development (GAR11), focused primarily on public policy and the role of national and local governments in disaster risk reduction. The key message of GAR09 was that addressing the underlying risk drivers is critical not only to the achievement of the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA), but also the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and climate change adaptation. GAR11 built on that evidence to provide guidance to governments on how to effectively manage their disaster risk.

Building on the findings of GAR09 and GAR11, this third Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction seeks to fill that gap. It explores why increasing disaster risks represent a growing problem for the economic and business community at different scales. The report examines how paradoxically business investments that aimed to strengthen competitiveness and productivity may have inadvertently contributed to increasing risk.

The central message of GAR 13 is that the competitiveness, resilience and sustainability of businesses, cities and countries will increasingly be defined by their capacity to manage and reduce their disaster risks.  The transformation of the global economy over the last forty years has led to an unsustainable accumulation of disaster risks, which are not adequately reflected in the balance sheets of either governments or businesses.

Speaker(s):

Mr. Andrew Maskrey, Chief of the Risk Knowledge Section and Coordinator of the United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) , United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Date:
Monday, 14 October 2013
Time:
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-5,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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