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Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Seminar - Michael Nolan, AECOM


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Michael Nolan, Global Leader for Climate Adaptation & Resilience at AECOM, presented at our seminar entitled 'Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Shared Risks to Shared Values: A Business Case' on Tuesday 24 June 2014 in Melbourne.

Held as part of our Sustainability Leadership Series, the seminar brought together experts and practitioners from across government, business, academia and civil society to provide the business case for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation.

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Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Seminar - Michael Nolan, AECOM

  1. 1. R!SE – Disaster Risk Sensitive Investment June 2014 Michael Nolan, AECOM Global Lead - Climate Adaptation and Resilience
  2. 2. Reasons to Focus on Global Cities Economic losses from disasters are out of control and can only be reduced with collaboration with the private sector Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General of the United Nations Page 2
  3. 3. 3 San Francisco - Investing in Resilience May 21, 2013 Presentation to UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction UNISDR Making Cities Resilient Campaign
  4. 4. Press release issued 11 March 2014 City Disaster Resilience Scorecard was designed  to quantifiably measure resilience performance,  support target setting and prioritize investments 
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  7. 7. 7 Target: 50 Private/Public Resilient City Workshops by 2020 • Bring together for example: - Local agencies: City Administrator’s Office, city planning, risk management, emergency preparedness, environment - Utility + service providers: energy, water, waste, information systems - Construction industry - Energy developers - Insurance + reinsurance - Tax / accounting - Manufacturing + industry
  8. 8. 8 Target: 50 City Applying Resilience Scorecard by 2020 • Scorecard used for: - Understand citizen and private sector role in achieving a level of resilience - Assess risks to business operations and supply chains - Better assess insurance risk and adjust premiums for highly resilient cities
  9. 9. Pioneered by Rockefeller Foundation