The Resource Building resilience to natural disasters and major economic crises, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP

Building resilience to natural disasters and major economic crises, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP

Label
Building resilience to natural disasters and major economic crises
Title
Building resilience to natural disasters and major economic crises
Statement of responsibility
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Asia-Pacific region has been battered in recent years by a relentless series of shocks. Some have been related to natural disasters, such as earthquakes or droughts or floods. Others, such as the 2008 financial crisis, have been caused by convulsions in global markets. Still others, such as rocketing food and energy prices, have been the result of a complex combination of shocks. The traditional approach has been to consider such events individually. This is increasingly unrealistic. Governments across the region often find themselves dealing with overlapping shocks that demand a more comprehensive and systemic approach to building resilience. Resilience in this sense means the capacity of countries to withstand, adapt to, and recover from natural disasters and major economic crises - so that their people can continue to lead the kind of life they value. For many policymakers this is new territory: they are more accustomed to focusing on problems in particular economic or social sectors rather than treating them as systemic wholes. Even more difficult, they have to take decisive action now about events that may or may not take place. By definition, this is a step into the unknown. On the whole, human beings are not very good at assessing risks and uncertainties. This report provides a comprehensive response to addressing multiple shocks in Asia and the Pacific. It shows how people, organizations, institutions and policymakers can work together to weave resilience into economic, social and environmental policies." - - From UNESCAP website
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.3/492/095
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GB5011.69
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Building resilience to natural disasters and major economic crises, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-213)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resilience to shocks -- The macroeconomics of resilience -- Building resilient communities -- The land, water, energy nexus : avoiding catastrophic failure -- Protecting critical sectors -- Strengthening supply chains -- Mutual support through regional cooperation
Control code
ocn874909215
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789210561013
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36426933
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874909215
  • acaebk9210561015

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