#DRRday 2023 - CNDS contributes to the study of inequality in DRR
CNDS offers some insights into this year's UN International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, with a focus on inequality
Today 13 October is the UN International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, this year with a focus on fighting inequality.
According to the UNDRR, inequality "creates the conditions that render people exposed and vulnerable to disaster. Disasters also disproportionately impact the poorest and most at risk people, thus worsening inequality. Reducing vulnerability to disasters requires addressing these dimensions".
CNDS fellows have done extensive research showing how growing inequality is both cause and consequence of increasing risk.
Here is a sample of the most recent papers:
- Lindersson, S., Raffetti, E., Rusca, M., Brandimarte, L., Mård, J. & Di Baldassarre, G. (2023). The wider the gap between rich and poor the higher the flood mortality. Nature Sustainability, 6, 995–1005. Available in Diva website
- Rusca, M., Savelli, E., Di Baldassarre, G. Biza, A., & Messori, G.. (2023) Unprecedented droughts are expected to exacerbate urban inequalities in Southern Africa. Nature Climate Change, 13, 98–105. Available in Nature Climate Change webpage
- Bondesson, S. (2020). “Dealing with Background Inequality in Post-Disaster Participatory Spaces”. Journal of Representative Democracy. Article available on Taylor & Francis Online.
- Savelli, E., Mazzoleni, M., Di Baldassarre, G., Cloke, H. (2023). Urban water crises driven by elites’ unsustainable consumption. Nature Sustainability. Available in Diva website