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2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)

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Duration: January 2013 - May 2015

After GAR 2009, GAR 2011 and GAR 2013, GRID-Geneva continues to support the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR). For the GAR 2015, GRID-Geneva improved its methodology for generating a global economic exposure dataset as well as provide a new Global Flood Model with six different returning periods (intensities). All the data produced for GAR 2015 are available through the PREVIEW Global Risk Data Platform.

In GAR 2009 and 2011, the global risk analysis was mostly focussing on understanding past risk in order to highlight underlying factors and trends. More emphasis was placed on mortality risk, economic risk was approached, however, there are still major challenges associated with economic risk in terms of access to reliable data, understanding of secondary losses. The change in methodology was initiated for GAR 2013. Through a new methodology involving probabilistic approach and development of new datasets, a first probabilistic approach was developed for earthquakes and tropical cyclones hazards. For GAR 2015, UNEP/GRID-Geneva developed new methodologies and datasets. This includes a new global Flood Hazard model with six returning periods, covering a wide range of intensities; a new exposure dataset, the update of data on the PREVIEW Global Risk Data Platform.

UNEP region: Global

UNEP priorities: Climate Change , Disasters and Conflicts

Project coordinator: Pascal Peduzzi

GRID unit: Global Change and Vulnerability

Coordinator: Pascal Peduzzi
project member: Andrea De Bono
project member: Christian Herold
project member: Bruno Chatenoux

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