Linking green technology and disaster risk reduction

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There has been an increasing trend in the occurrence of natural disasters and it is expected that climate change will aggravate the devastating impacts of disasters. Several effective strategies particularly through the application of green technologies could be used to strength resilience for both of disaster and climate change. This article attempts to show the connection of green technology strategy and disaster risk reduction as well as the extent that green technologies can offer risk management benefits. Discussion of linking green technology and disaster risk reduction are based on a comprehensive review of literatures and informative sources that includes definition and types of natural disaster, frequency and types of disasters in Malaysia as well as literatures and evidences related to green technology (energy efficient and renewable energy) strategy and disaster risk reduction. Green technologies can offer risk management benefits for insurance industry to expand their involvement in the green technology marketplaces. This connection provides a multiple achievements by reducing disaster vulnerability and impacts, tackling climate change by reducing GHG emissions and safeguarding economic growth and development. This article also provides examples of ways and opportunities in which insurance and risk management industries have already or can be involved in the green technology marketplaces. However, for the case of Malaysian insurance and risk management industries, there is a great prospect and lot of rooms to be involved in the development and promotion of green technologies that would be an opportunity for reducing vulnerabilities from disaster as well as accelerating green and energy related policy objectives and market transformation. With the potentials of business and innovation opportunity of green technology development including low price of manufacturing and services and traditional knowledge and processes, Malaysia could be a regional hub in developing green investment market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1296-1301
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Devastating impacts
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Green technology
  • Insurance industry
  • Investment
  • Management industries
  • Reducing disaster
  • Traditional knowledge

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Linking green technology and disaster risk reduction. / Begum, Rawshan Ara; Komoo, Ibrahim; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2012, p. 1296-1301.

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