The ISDR secretariat commissioned three papers to guide discussions at the High Level Dialogue of the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster risk Reduction. The authors of the notes were requested to introduce the topics briefly, to provide some excerpts of cases studies, with figures, as well as highlighting some pressure points that could be addressed by the ISDR system.

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Moench, Marcus
Mechler, Reinhard
Stapleton, Sarah

Moench, Marcus; Mechler, Reinhard; Stapleton, Sarah (2007): Costs and Benefits of Disaster Risk Reduction. High Level Dialogue, Information Note No 3. First session Geneva, Switzerland, 5-7 June 2007.

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