Vulnerable Countries and People

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Overview
  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-EHS
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University
    SERIES:
    UNU-EHS Policy Brief Series
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 2, 2009
    TITLE:
    Vulnerable Countries and People
    AUTHORS:
    by Michael Zissener, Armin Haas, Koko Warner, Thomas Loster, Soenke Kreft, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Christoph Bals, Peter Hoeppe, Eugene Gurenko and Ian Burton
    PUB DATE:
    2009•10•01
    ISBN 13:
    978-3-939923-30-5
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2009

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    “Vulnerable Countries and People: How Disaster Risk Reduction and Insurance Can Help Manage the Risks of Climate Change” focuses on linking disaster risk reduction and insurance approaches. A central concern is how to make such measures accessible and affordable to vulnerable people in developing countries.

    This policy brief helps delegates and policy-makers understand more clearly the links between climate risk insurance and “real people” by sharing interviews with people around the world affected by weather-related natural hazards. They give their own suggestions and tell their experiences regarding what should be done and which measures were really helpful.