Nature-Based Solutions” (NBS) that strategically conserve or restore nature (sometimes called ‘green infrastructure’) while supporting conventionally built infrastructure systems (‘gray infrastructure’) can reduce disaster risk and produce more resilient and lower-cost services in developing countries.
Cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are increasingly exposed to multiple shocks and stresses beyond disasters. To tackle this challenge, GFDRR and the World Bank Group are supporting urban resilience initiatives across MENA.
Disasters caused by natural hazards result in average annual welfare losses of over US$500 billion and push up to 26 million people into poverty each year. Here are a few ways for we can build back, stronger, faster and more inclusively.
At Understand Risk Finance Pacific, a captivating data sculpture served as a reminder of the importance of innovative disaster risk financing for achieving resilience.
Resource efficiency investments have a critical role to play in mitigating climate change and enabling sustainable development. Here are a few practical measures that can overcome existing barriers and create innovative approaches for boosting resource efficiency investments.
Launched in 2015, the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative works with 19 African countries to develop and implement tailored financial protection policies and instruments which can help them respond quickly and resiliently to disasters.
As Indonesia and other countries advance their agendas on disability-inclusive development, they must seize the opportunity to build back more inclusively after disasters.