UN panel discussion on "Natural disasters, preparedness and response" - statement by Sálvano Briceño, Director, UNISDR
In the 1990s the economic costs of disasters grew at 10% a year, a rate that the globe clearly cannot sustain for long. If dimensions of climate change, environmental degradation and increased social and economic vulnerability, are added to the scenario, it could certainly be worse.
VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, Cartagena, Colombia 20-22 June 2018.
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