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Risk Identification & Assessment

A structured analytical process designed to determine the nature and extent of risk by analyzing potential hazards and evaluating existing conditions of vulnerability that together could potentially harm exposed people, property, services, livelihoods and the environment on which they depend.

Photo by Flickr user Kimon Berlin.  CC BY 2.0.  Sakurajima, right across Kagoshima, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. https://www.flickr.com/photos/kimon/4128149164

The volcanic eruption that could end the world

15 Apr 2015, Australian, the

Mankind is grossly unprepared for a catastrophic volcanic eruption that could kill hundreds of millions of people and cast the world back into a 'pre-civilisation state', a panel of geologists, economists and climate scientists from the European Science Foundation have warned, reports the Australian...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 2.1 [PDF, 116Kb]National and local risk assessments based on hazard data and vulnerability information are available and include risk assessments for key sectors
  • Indicator 2.2 [PDF, 109Kb]Systems are in place to monitor, archive and disseminate data on key hazards and vulnerabilities
  • Indicator 2.4 [PDF, 104Kb]National and local risk assessments take account of regional / trans boundary risks, with a view to regional cooperation on risk reduction

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