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Earth Sciences & Geography - Natural Hazards | Inside Risk: A Strategy for Sustainable Risk Mitigation

Inside Risk: A Strategy for Sustainable Risk Mitigation

Menoni, Scira, Margottini, Claudio (Eds.)

2011, XII, 369 p.

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  • Attempts to construct a picture of Europe at risk, not as individual states, but at a European level
  • Presents the present risks, scenarios regarding future risks including climate change, suggestions for the future
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This book comprises the main results of the Scenario (Support on Common European Strategy for sustainable natural and induced technological hazards mitigation) project, funded as a Specific Support Action under the VI FP. This book addresses three main needs: first, it constitutes an assessment of the situation of Europe as far as natural na-tech risks are considered; second, it suggests future research themes to be opened of widened so as to tackle new and emerging threats as well as changes in the potential response to risk governance, in order to improve the way scientific and technical expertise informs decision making regarding all fields of mitigation, ranging from structural to non structural measures, such as training, education and land use planning.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Disaster sciences - Natural hazards - Risk in Europe - Risk mitigation - Risk scenarios

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering and Physics - Geography - Geology - Natural Hazards - Social Sciences

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