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The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters$
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Debarati Guha-Sapir and Indhira Santos

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199841936

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.001.0001

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Natural Disaster Mitigation Policies

Natural Disaster Mitigation Policies

(p.154) 7 Natural Disaster Mitigation Policies
The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Ricardo Zapata-Marti

Oxford University Press

Disaster mitigation and risk reduction policies are vitally important. In this Chapter we review mitigation policies in a number of countries, including case studies on the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility and the Mexican CAT Bond. The identification of vulnerability factors is discussed before looking at different types of public and private sector policies. Effective mitigation policies must take into the account the need for information systems, hazard reduction rules and insurance and government funds.

Keywords:   mitigation policies, vulnerability factors, climate change, hazard reduction, insurance

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