Introduction to Sustainable Risk Mitigation for a More Resilient Europe
Over the past 15 years it has become increasingly accepted that there is a need to integrate the principles and practices of sustainability with the principles and practices of risk mitigation. Only by adopting a sustainable approach to risk mitigation, it is argued, can effective, equitable and long term approaches to mitigating risks and building resilience be developed. In this book we consider what the integration of sustainability and risk mitigation might mean, why it is needed to manage the likely future profiles of hazard, exposure, vulnerability and risk in Europe, and how it might be pursued specifically in a European context.
KeywordsNatural Hazard Precautionary Principle Disaster Risk Reduction Risk Mitigation Sustainable Approach
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