The Federal Ministry of Finance welcomes the opportunity to invite you to a Presentation on GFDRR’s Flagship Report “Unbreakable: Building Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters” (presentation will be held in English)

Thursday, January 19, 2017
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Federal Ministry of Finance
Questenberghof (Room J5.E17)

Adverse weather events, growing in number and intensity as global temperatures rise, exact lasting devastation on whole communities. The hardest hit, however, are poor people, who are exposed to hazards more often, lose more as a share of their wealth when affected, and receive less support from family and friends, financial systems, and governments.

Please join us for an exclusive presentation of the GFDRR flagship report, Unbreakable: Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters. Led by Stephane Hallegatte, the report explores the linkages between extreme weather and poverty, asserting that traditional measures of disaster-related damages undervalue disasters’ impact on poor people. Unbreakable unlocks the hidden costs of disasters in the context of fighting global poverty, and identifies a set of policy solutions to better protect the poor against adverse weather.

If you would like to attend the presentation, please register by January 17, 2017 with:
Seena Garcia
Ministry of Finance
International Financial Institutions
Johannesgasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43-1-51433-503086

Download “Unbreakable: Building Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters

About the author:
Stephane Hallegatte is a Lead Economist at GFDRR with 15 years of experience in academic research in environmental economics and climate science. Most recently, he led the World Bank Report Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty, and was team leader for the World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan.