United Nations Global Resilience Project, The Solutions Journal, Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2014, Pages 9 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/united-nations-global-resilience-project/) Abstract: The United Nations Environment Programme launched a new initiative in June 2012 called Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), in collaboration with leading insurers from around the world. One of PSI’s flagship activities is the Global Resilience Project, aimed at protecting communities from natural disasters. The first phase of the project assessed the effectiveness of a range of disaster risk reduction measures across the three most devastating types of natural hazard: cyclone, earthquake, and flood. The findings show that widespread environmental degradation, climate change, and loss of natural ecosystems are exacerbating disaster risk, and that building resilience is integral to sustainable development. According to Butch Bacani, the PSI Programme Leader, "Hard-won development gains can be undermined by a single disaster, and efforts to build a sustainable economy derailed." The Phase 1 report identified a number of beneficial solutions; for example, coastal … Topics: Sustainability