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Natural Disasters

Even the most wealth and well prepared countries can experience large-scale damage and destruction when natural disasters strike. The situation is much worse in low-income countries since they often do not have the financial means to protect their population and economy against catastrophes. 

Summaries and download links to all our research papers on Natural Disasters below.

Publications

Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of Final OWG Targets

This report assesses the targets in the OWG’s Final Outcome Document from 19 July 2014. This builds upon the information presented in similar documents which the Copenhagen Consensus Center released...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 12th Session OWG Goals

The Copenhagen Consensus has updated our benefit-cost assessment of UN Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals for the 12th session of the Open Working Group. The Copenhagen Consensus will present...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 11th Session OWG Goals

Some of the world’s top economists have assessed the targets from the 11th session Open Working Group document into one of five categories, based on economic evidence: Phenomenal, Good, Fair, Poor and Uncertain.

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Assessment Paper

Third Copenhagen Consensus: Natural Disasters Assessment, Kunreuther Kerjan

An Assessment Paper on Natural Disasters has been written by Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan and will be released for the third Copenhagen Consensus. The working paper used by the Expert...

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Perspective Paper

Third Copenhagen Consensus: Natural Disasters Perspective, Hallegatte

An Assessment Paper on Natural Disasters has been written by Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan and released for the third Copenhagen Consensus. In addition two Perspective Papers have been...

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Perspective Paper

Third Copenhagen Consensus: Natural Disasters Perspective, Noy

An Assessment Paper on Natural Disasters has been written by Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan and released for the third Copenhagen Consensus. In addition two Perspective Papers have been...

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