Natural disaster risk management measures


In this chapter an overview of risk management measures against natural disaster impacts is given. While section 4.1 gives an outline of risk financing instruments, section 4.2 introduces classical and new innovative financing instruments available today for the private sector on the household and business level. Afterwards, section 4.3 gives a more detailed introduction into public sector risk and risk management practices on the governmental level.


Risk Management Natural Disaster Disaster Risk Labour Market Participation Risk Management Strategy 
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