Impact and Losses of Natural and Na-Tech Disasters in Europe
Information provided in previous chapters is complemented here by quantitative data regarding disasters that have affected Europe in the last 60 years. Work on global databases open to the public turned out to be more difficult than expected, highlighting the need for an open discussion about the quality, sources and completeness of databases from which information related to disasters can be found. It should be remembered that those data are often used to support the assumption of a general increase in the number of events and economic damages and they are broadly used by both the scientific and the political communities.
KeywordsNatural Disaster Economic Damage Landslide Inventory Risk Mitigation Global Database
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