Private Sector Doing Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Authored by: Joanne R. Stevenson , Erica Seville

The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138924567
eBook ISBN: 9781315684260
Adobe ISBN: 9781317408659


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In many economies globally, the private sector creates significant employment and economic activity, and consequently has significant influence over the way disaster risk is borne and transacted in society. The private sector can refer generally to all organisations that are not under direct state control. The discussions in this chapter will refer primarily to for-profit organisations and revenue generating activities that are not owned or operated by government entities. In this chapter we explore the relationship between the private sector and disaster risk reduction (DRR) including climate change adaptation (CCA) through three lenses.

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