¤5.8 Million for Foresighted Catastrophe Management

Photo: Daniel Geiger A bridge across a river in east African Uganda
Photo: Daniel Geiger A bridge across a river in east African Uganda

Introduce support measures before the catastrophe happens- this could help save human lives in the world’s increasing climate catastrophes while also reducing the scope of destruction in the affected regions. Daniel Geiger, organization expert at Universität Hamburg, is looking at how suitable early warning systems can trigger support measures. A Canadian-British governmental consortium is now granting €5.8 million to the research.

-How can I set up funds even before the catastrophe happens? This approach is completely new and marks a paradigm shift in catastrophe management,- says Daniel Geiger, who has been researching crisis coordination and crisis coping for the last 15 years. ...

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