Interconnected Disaster Risks

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Interconnected Disaster Risks is an annual science-based report designed to be accessible for the general public. It is published by the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security, and was first released in 2021. The idea for the report was developed based on the recognition that disasters are occurring at an ever-faster rate and, despite progress being made in how we prepare and respond to them, we are continuously being caught out by new extremes and new emerging threats. The report analyses several concrete examples of disasters each year and explains how they are interconnected with each other and with human actions. It seeks to shed light on the interconnections that might otherwise be missed, and describes how we can develop solutions to use these connections to our advantage. The report is based on thorough scientific analysis and includes technical background reports for each of the cases.

This report has been made possible due to the funding of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF).

We thank them for their support.

Lead Authors 2023

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Caitlyn Eberle

Senior Research Associate

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Jack O'Connor

Senior Scientist

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Liliana Narvaez

Senior Research Associate

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Melisa Mena Benavides

Research Associate

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Zita Sebesvari

Deputy Director of UNU-EHS

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