Investing in disaster-risk resilience brings ample
direct benefits but for decision-makers, making
the case for investments in disaster risk reduction
(DRR) can be challenging. The multiple resiliencedividends narrative supports a broader business
case for DRR investment.
Investing in resilience can generate a wide range of
benefits: protecting lives, loss reduction, and wider
development, social, and environmental co-benefits.
Highlighting the multiple benefits of resilience can
increase buy-in, acceptability, and overall support
for resilience-enhancing measures.
Decision-support tools are useful for identifying and
communicating these multiple dividends. Making
the case now is important in the context of climate
change, which is increasing risks, and at a time of
massive global investment in infrastructure that
needs to be made disaster-proof and climate-smart
Mechler, Dr. Reinhard; Deubelli, Teresa M.; McQuistan, Colin; Swenja Surminski
Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance
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