Early warning and civil protection: when does it work and why does it fail?
Nordic Centre for Spatial Development
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This study is about early warning in the context of civil protection, addressing the protection of people, the environment and property in the event of man-made, technological and natural risks or emergencies. It provides a general framework for analyzing these issues.
The main puzzle discussed in this study is that when does early warning work in relation to civil protection and, more significantly perhaps, when does it fail, and for what reasons. While providing a general framework for analyzing these questions, the book also includes some detailed case studies in fields such as climate change related floods and spatial planning, sudden sea water rise, electricity blackouts, and maritime safety in cross-border context.