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Prepared by NYU Marron Institute in collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities
Planning for Urban Growth is Planning for Urban Resilience
1.0 School Infrastructure Resilience: Global Challenges
By Doaa Abdel-Motaal, Executive Director of The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health at the Oxford Martin School. Doaa is the author of the recently published book, Antarctica: The Battle for the Seventh Continent.
Why is financial protection important to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity?
Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise. Developing countries and their low-income populations experience the greatest impacts.
Over the last 10 years, global losses due to natural disasters have averaged $165 billion a year.