Global volcanic hazards and risk: Technical background paper
International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of Earth's Interior
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Global Volcano Model Network
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This report contains a synopsis of volcanism from a hazard and risk perspective and highlights the wide range of hazards posed by volcanoes and describes their diverse impacts on communities. This technical report complements a shorter summary background paper focussed on the GAR15 agenda and designed for a wider non-technical readership.
The document identifies three key pillars for the reduction of volcanic risk (pp. 72-76):
Identify areas and assets at risk, and quantify the hazard and the risk.
Strengthen local to national coping capacity and implement risk mitigation measures.
Strengthen national and international coping capacity.
This document is a background paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.