Reflection on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and disaster risk reduction in the European Union

This paper investigates how the questions of compensation and prevention are linked, and how this can be supported or hampered by public policy. It analyzes this for flood insurance, where the EU has instigated a debate on what the role of the EU should be in the context of flood insurance and other disasters in Europe. The paper investigates if and how current EU policies interplay with the two following dimensions: (i) the question of availability and affordability, and (ii) the potential to use flood insurance as a lever for flood prevention and flood damage mitigation.


Source: Grantham Institute for Climate Change; London School of Economics and Political Science, the (LSE); University of Leeds
Pubblication Date: 01/08/2014
Theme: Policy, plan and legislation, Disaster Risk and Risk transfer,
Country: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Any,
Hazard: Flood,
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