This book is the first in the IHDP-Integrated Risk Governance Project series, a ten-year international cooperative research project. The first part focuses on the integrated risk governance project science plan and outlines the challenge, research programme, outcomes, and implementation strategy of this project. The second part treats case studies of large-scale disasters and includes case analyses of experience, lessons learned and recommendations on various large-scale disasters around the world, such as the Tangshan and Wenchuan earthquakes and the great ice storm in China, European heat waves, and Hurricane Katrina in the USA. The community model of integrated natural disaster risk governance and paradigm of catastrophe risk governance in China are also presented.
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