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European Business Summit talks disaster risk reduction

Communities, businesses, governments and civil society organisations around the world have begun to feel the impacts of climate change. Along with sustained efforts to mitigate climate change’s disastrous effects, these players are increasingly taking actions to reduce their vulnerabilities and exposure through disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation activities which together help strengthen resilience (referred to in the case studies as “resilience‐building activities”).

Effectively building resilience requires participation from all members of society. Public officials are increasingly looking to partner with the private sector in order to rapidly deliver the solutions needed today. Public‐private collaborations (PPCs) – which include both formal and informal partnerships and initiatives — can result in DRM and adaptation activities that draw from the expertise and resources of both governments and businesses to create resilient economies and communities. The following case studies demonstrate how innovative collaborations, both formal and informal, with the private sector can make communities, economies, and businesses more resilient to current threats and future impacts. The case studies were prepared in connection with the report Resilience in Action: Lessons from Public‐Private Collaborations around the World, which analyses them in greater detail, drawing out opportunities, barriers, success factors, and lessons learned for policy‐makers and decision‐makers seeking to promote collaboration on climate adaptation and disaster risk management.

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Public-private partnerships for adaptation and disaster risk management

ENHANCE project

The Institute is collaborating with a range of stakeholders on the EU FP7 funded ENHANCE Project (Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe).

The project is developing and analysing new ways to enhance society’s resilience to catastrophic natural disasters. It will provide new scenarios and information on disaster risk and contribute to the development of new multi-sector partnerships to reduce or redistribute risk. Swenja Surminski, Senior Research Fellow, is leading the private sector and insurance component of the project, collaborating with project partners, including businesses, on the sections about economic instruments and on public and private partnerships.

As part of this work Swenja is leading a UK case study that assesses multi-sector partnerships in London. This work is in collaboration with Professor Jim Hall at Oxford University and combines qualitative as well as quantitative assessments. The two partnerships under investigation are the UK Flood Insurance Partnership and the London Climate Change Partnership.

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On every first week of the quater a round-up of the quaterly published eBulletin articles will be sent to major stakeholders via e-mail. This will provide an additionalway of alerting people about news and information.

If you have any comments on the new eBulletin, email: ebulletin@nset.org.np

  This is the Quaterly E-Bulletin prepared under the program Public Private Partnership for Earthquake Risk Management being implemented by NSET with support from USAID/OFDA.

It contains the activities carried out during the period, PPP initiatives in Nepal and around the world and some of the upcoming activities.