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Resilient cities harness the power of data

Resilient cities harness the power of data

roterdam

Rotterdam is one of the Northern European cities that is leading the way in terms of resilience.

Michael Berkowitz, an expert on resilient cities, praises the work done by many European municipalities in preparing for risks linked to climate change, for example. But Europe should relax its privacy laws in order to better harness the power of data and deal with other emerging challenges, he claimed…

 

2016 catastrophe events cost the world USD 210 billion

Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, launched this report which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during the last 12 months to promote awareness and enhance resilience. The reports states that 2016 was the seventh highest year on record with the combined economic loss exceeding the USD200 billion threshold for the first time since 2013.

The top three perils – flooding, earthquake and severe weather – combined for 70 percent of all economic losses in 2016. Overall, just 26 percent (USD54 billion) of overall economic losses were covered by insurance in 2016 due to a higher percentage of damage…

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