Rheomesa. A New Global System for Catastrophe Prevention, Response & Recovery
19 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2020
Date Written: January 1, 2020
This paper identifies three structural vacuums in catastrophe governance today that allow for the greatest risks humanity faces to be externalized from decision-making. To mitigate the impact of these risks, The Rheomesa (“fluid table”) provides (1) a deliberative decision-making process between currently siloed entities in various sectors managing the outcome of catastrophes, including government, the private sector, NGOs, IGOs, and hybrid entities, with (2) a prospective, long-term accountability and incentive mechanism that (3) comprehensively addresses the three interdependent tasks societies face surrounding catastrophes – prevention, response, and recovery.
Keywords: disasters, governance, globalization, incentives, catastrophes, climate, innovation, politics, legal theory
JEL Classification: Q58, Q54, P48, F60, F64, F53, F55, F68, H84, H11, H12, H87, H77, K32, K33
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