From disasters to the Sustainable Development Goals: through an economic lens
Disasters are linked to almost all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), even if their importance is not always recognised. This is also true even in a prosperous country like Aotearoa New Zealand. In this talk, we will try to consider how disasters are linked to the SDGs and how economic analysis can help us both prepare better for these events, mitigate their impacts, improve recoveries, and thus also contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.
Professor Ilan Noy is the Chair in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, a role he has held since 2013. His research and teaching focus on the economic aspects of natural hazards, disasters, and climate change, and other related topics in environmental, development, and international economics. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Economics of Disasters and Climate Change. He previously worked at the University of Hawai’i, and has consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, UNDRR, the International Monetary Fund, and ASEAN.
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