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Introduction

  • Michael GordyEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies book series (BRIEFSCLIMATE)

Abstract

Disasters focus the mind, whether they are natural, man-made, or some combination of the two. With the burgeoning of disasters of all kinds, it is no surprise that reducing the risk of their occurrence and preparing responses to them has moved to the forefront of human concerns. Nowhere is this effort more apparent than in United Nations organizations whose mandates include disaster risk reduction (DRR), and whose work has brought together the most substantive and far-reaching information on the subject.

Keywords

Disaster Risk Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change Management Human Concern Disaster Insurance 
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© The Author(s) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OrnexFrance

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