Disaster risk management and adaptation to extreme events: placing disaster risk management at the heart of national economic and fiscal policy

Books or book chapters
January 2014
Tom Mitchell, Reinhard Mechler and Katie Peters

The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation deals with the difficulties that face the economics of adaptation.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind owing to the great uncertainty regarding future impacts, which affect all regions and many ecosystems. Many publications deal with economic issues relating to mitigation policies, but the economics of adaptation to climate change has received comparatively little attention. However, this area is is critical and a central pillar of any adaptation strategy or plan and is the economic dimension, which therefore merits the increase in attention it is receiving.

Dr. Tom Mitchell, Head of the Climate and Environment Programme, and Katie Peters Research Fellow at ODI author chapter 21 - Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation to Extreme Events: Placing Disaster Risk Management at the heart of National Economic and Fiscal Policy.