Globální strategie pro riziko katastrof

SENDAI – Současná úroveň rizika katastrof je alarmující. Škody na komerčních a obytných budovách po celém světě dosahují v průměru 314 miliard dolarů ročně, přičemž 85% této zátěže nese soukromý sektor. Nová zpráva Organizace spojených národů současně ukazuje, že investice do snížení rizika katastrof ve výši 6 miliard dolarů ročně mohou uspořit až 360 miliard dolarů.

Stovky manažerů firem, kteří si tyto dramatické náklady – a potenciální přínosy – uvědomují, se připravují na konferenci OSN o snižování rizika katastrof, jež se uskuteční v japonském Sendai. Když se před deseti lety konalo poslední podobné setkání, soukromý sektor na něm téměř neměl zastoupení. Tentokrát se firmy a podnikatelé zúčastní v plné síle a budou zkoumat řadu různých drahocenných příležitostí.

Japonský region Tóhoku, kde se konference uskuteční, je živoucí připomínkou, jak silný je ekonomický dopad katastrofy i daleko od jejího epicentra. Před čtyřmi lety zpustošilo tuto oblast velké zemětřesení a cunami a výroba japonských automobilů se snížila téměř o polovinu. Finanční škody se však nezastavily na hranicích Japonska; v přímém důsledku japonského zpomalení poklesla výroba automobilů v Thajsku přibližně o 20%, v Číně o 50% a v Indii o 70%.

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