Recipes for Disaster

Fleming, Christine; Guanjun Jiang; Kurtz, Jason; McAllister, Sean; Nicholls, Linda; Schwartzman, Joy; Toshio Tanaka
June 2011
Best's Review;Jun2011, Vol. 112 Issue 2, p30
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the management of risk by different countries through the examination of differences of uninsured loss figures from natural disasters. It says that key considerations included to manage and insure against catastrophes are the availability of income to save in disaster funds, availability of affordable insurance coverage, and access to global risk transfer markets. It adds that damage can be reduced by risk management, proactive risk mitigation, and disaster preparation.


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