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The Resource Natural Disasters and Climate Change : An Economic Perspective, by Stéphane Hallegatte, (electronic resource)

Natural Disasters and Climate Change : An Economic Perspective, by Stéphane Hallegatte, (electronic resource)

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Natural Disasters and Climate Change : An Economic Perspective
Title
Natural Disasters and Climate Change
Title remainder
An Economic Perspective
Statement of responsibility
by Stéphane Hallegatte
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores economic concepts related to disaster losses, describes mechanisms that determine the economic consequences of a disaster, and reviews methodologies for making decisions regarding risk management and adaptation. The author addresses the need for better understanding of the consequences of disasters and reviews and analyzes three scientific debates on linkage between disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change. The first involves the existence and magnitude of long-term economic impact of natural disasters on development. The second is the disagreement over whether any development is the proper solution to high vulnerability to disaster risk. The third debate involves the difficulty of drawing connections between natural disasters and climate change and the challenge in managing them through an integrated strategy. The introduction describes economic views of disaster, including direct and indirect costs, output and welfare losses, and use of econometric tools to measure losses. The next section defines disaster risk, delineates between “good” and “bad” risk-taking, and discusses a pathway to balanced growth. A section entitled “Trends in Hazards and the Role of Climate Change” sets scenarios for climate change analysis, discusses statistical and physical models for downscaling global climate scenarios to extreme event scenarios, and considers how to consider extremes of hot and cold, storms, wind, drought and flood. Another sect ion analyzes case studies on hurricanes and the US coastline; sea-level rises and storm surge in Copenhagen; and heavy precipitation in Mumbai. A section on Methodologies for disaster risk management includes a study on cost-benefit analysis of coastal protections in New Orleans, and one on early-warning systems in developing countries. The next section outlines decision-making in disaster risk management, including robust decision-making, No-regret and No-risk strategies; and strategies that reduce time horizons for decision-making. Among the conclusions is the assertion that risk management policies must recognize the benefits of risk-taking and avoid suppressing it entirely. The main message is that a combination of disaster-risk-reduction, resilience-building and adaptation policies can yield large potential gains and synergies.--
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Hallegatte, Stéphane
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
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  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental economics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Operations research
Label
Natural Disasters and Climate Change : An Economic Perspective, by Stéphane Hallegatte, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08933-1
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction and summary -- 2 What is a disaster? An economic point of view -- 3 Disaster risks: evidence and theory -- 4 Trends in Hazards and the Role of Climate Change -- 5 Climate change impact on natural disaster losses -- 6 Methodologies for disaster risk management in a changing environment -- 7 Decision making for disaster risk management in a changing climate -- 8 References
Control code
978-3-319-08933-1
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXII, 194 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319089331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
43 illustrations, 32 illustrations in color.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891582292
Label
Natural Disasters and Climate Change : An Economic Perspective, by Stéphane Hallegatte, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08933-1
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction and summary -- 2 What is a disaster? An economic point of view -- 3 Disaster risks: evidence and theory -- 4 Trends in Hazards and the Role of Climate Change -- 5 Climate change impact on natural disaster losses -- 6 Methodologies for disaster risk management in a changing environment -- 7 Decision making for disaster risk management in a changing climate -- 8 References
Control code
978-3-319-08933-1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXII, 194 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319089331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
43 illustrations, 32 illustrations in color.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891582292

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