Note on the Framework for Disaster Impact Analysis with Environmental Consideration

  • Yasuhide OkuyamaEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 24)


Disaster, as the consequences of a natural hazard, poses a wide range of impacts in the human society and economy. Ever-increasing severity and intensity of natural hazards also threaten the environment where the human society and economy rely on the natural resources and the ecosystem where we live in. The current emphasis of disaster impact analysis has been on the socioeconomic aspects; however, the social and economic activities are certainly interlinked with and are influenced from the changes in the surrounding environment. In this chapter, the framework for extending disaster impact analysis to include the impacts on and from the natural environment is examined. The potential uses of the ECLAC methodology for the input data and of the environmentally extended social accounting matrix for the estimation methodology are reviewed and discussed, and the future directions are suggested.


Disaster Impact analysis Environmental impact Social accounting matrix 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of KitakyushuKitakyushuJapan

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