Nature Climate Change publishes “Sendai targets at risk”

IRDR DATA co-chair Susan Cutter and Melanie Gall both from the IRDR International Center of Excellence in Vulnerability and Resilience Metrics (ICoE-VaRM) published an online article in Nature Climate Change (Vol. 5, pg. 707–709, 24 July 2015).

Sendai targets at risk” reviews some of the work done by the IRDR Working Group DATA and partners, as well as by research conducted at the IRDR ICoE-VARM. Starting from the question “How can we measure disaster loss reduction in the absence of reliable loss data on the economic and human impacts?” it contends that existing loss accounting systems vastly underestimate the true burden of disasters, both nationally and globally.