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Climate Risk Management, Policy and Governance

Realising the 'Triple Dividend of Resilience'

A New Business Case for Disaster Risk Management

Editors: Surminski, Swenja, Tanner, Thomas (Eds.)

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  • Brings together different disciplines, and offers assessment from a variety of angles and at various scales, supported by a set of country case studies to provide empirical examples, and identify knowledge gaps
  • Extends the resilience dividend concept by specifically focussing on those aspects that are generally not accounted for and not considered when making investment decisions
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  • Written by leading academics, but for a broader audience, focusing on advice and guidance for decision-makers, while venturing into a new research territory
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  • Very timely (with 2015 as a pivotal year for DRM), addressing a new field, with the intention of triggering further interest and work
  • Content is peer-reviewed by the World Bank and external experts
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Why aren’t we investing more in disaster resilience, despite the rising costs of disaster events? This book argues that decision-makers in governments, businesses, households, and development agencies tend to focus on avoiding losses from disasters, and perceive the return on investment as uncertain – only realised if a somewhat unlikely disaster event actually happens. 

This book develops a new business case for investment based on the multiple dividends of resilience. This looks beyond only avoided losses (the first dividend) to the wider benefits gained independently of whether or not the disaster event occurs. These include unleashing entrepreneurial activities and productive investments by lowering the looming threat of losses from disasters and enabling businesses, farmers and homeowners to take positive risks (the second dividend); and co-benefits of resilience measures beyond just disaster risk (the third dividend), such as flood embankments in Bangladesh that double as roads, or wetlands in Colombo that reduce urban heat extremes.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Triple Dividend of Resilience—A New Narrative for Disaster Risk Management and Development

    Pages 1-29

    Tanner, Thomas (et al.)

  • Avoided Losses and the Development Dividend of Resilience

    Pages 31-54

    Hallegatte, Stéphane (et al.)

  • Co-benefits of Disaster Risk Management: The Third Dividend of Resilience

    Pages 55-72

    Vorhies, Francis (et al.)

  • Disaster Risk Management and Fiscal Policy: Entry Points for Finance Ministries

    Pages 73-104

    Mechler, Reinhard (et al.)

  • Capturing the Co-benefits of Disaster Risk Management in the Private Sector

    Pages 105-127

    Rose, Adam

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eBook £79.50
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Hardcover £99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Realising the 'Triple Dividend of Resilience'
Book Subtitle
A New Business Case for Disaster Risk Management
Editors
  • Swenja Surminski
  • Thomas Tanner
Series Title
Climate Risk Management, Policy and Governance
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40694-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40694-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40693-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82157-3
Series ISSN
2510-1390
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 176
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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