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Sustainable Risk Management

  • Peter A. Wilderer
  • Ortwin Renn
  • Martin Grambow
  • Michael Molls
  • Klaus Mainzer


  • Includes memorandum with recommendations for scientists, entrepreneurs, administrators and politicians

  • Written by experts

  • Important reading for meeting global challenges


Part of the Strategies for Sustainability book series (STSU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Fundamental Thoughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andreas Klinke, Ortwin Renn
      Pages 19-31
    3. Michael von Hauff
      Pages 33-44
  3. The Environmental and Ecological Dimensions

  4. The Medical Radiation Dimension

About this book


Here, expert authors delineate approaches that can support both decision makers as well as their concerned populations in overcoming unwarranted fears and in elaborating policies based on scientific evidence. Four exemplary focus areas were chosen for in-depth review, namely:
- The scientific basis of risk management
- Risk management in the area of environmental and ecological policy
- Risk management in radiation medicine
- Risk management in context with digitalization and robotics
General as well as specific recommendations are summarized in a memorandum. Fundamental thoughts on the topic are presented in the introductory part of the book. The idea for and contents of the book were developed at a workshop on “Sustainable Risk Management: How to manage risks in a sensible and responsible manner?” held in Feldafing at Lake Starnberg (Germany) on April 14 to 16, 2016. The book offers important information and advice for scientists, entrepren
eurs, administrators and politicians.


Risk governance Risk ethics Sustainable agriculture Sustainable water management Risks and complexity Risks in medicine Risk management in digitalization Radiation risk management Digital risk management

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter A. Wilderer
    • 1
  • Ortwin Renn
    • 2
  • Martin Grambow
    • 3
  • Michael Molls
    • 4
  • Klaus Mainzer
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute for Earth System PreservationTechnical University of MunichGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced Sustainability StudiesPotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer ProtectionMunichGermany
  4. 4.Klinik für StrahlentherapieTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany
  5. 5.Chair of Philosophy and Philosophy of ScienceTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany

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