Forum was organized by «Risk Reduction Foundation» (Head — Vladimir Kosterin) and the Subcommittee on Sustainable Development of the
Committee on the Environment, Agriculture, Local and Regional Authorities of
the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Forum has been designated
as the start of a
PACE members (MPs of Austria, Croatia, France), experts from leading research organizations of Ukraine (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Biodiversity of NASU, International Management Institute, the National Institute for Strategic Studies), and representatives of insurance companies, discussed problem of increasing risks in the world and opportunities for their reduction.
The speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr
Lytvyn focused attention on the importance of the theme of the forum:
Addressing with a welcome speech to those present, PACE President Mevlut Cavusoglu said that every day from different parts of the Earth, we receive alarming signals of disasters, accidents, emergency events, killing hundreds of thousands of people. According to the head of PACE, the subject of risk reduction in the environmental, economic and social spheres at the level of state policy has great potential and can contribute to systemic problem solving.
According to organizers of the forum, due to the frequency
and scale of natural and
An effective mechanism for performing preventive function is
environmental insurance, which is practiced in the leading countries.
Representatives of insurance companies in Ukraine said that, this mechanism is
not fully used in Ukraine, because of the existing legal gaps and the lack of
state support to this direction of the insurance. In turn, PACE MPs suggested
to establish communication with the local authorities, as they are very close
to all problems. The format of