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Global volcanic hazards and risk: Technical background paper

Source(s):  Global Volcano Model Network (GVM)
International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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.



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  • Global volcanic hazards and risk: Technical background paper
  • Publication date 2015
  • Author(s) Andreastuti, S.; Aspinall, W.; Auker, M.R.; Baptie, B.; Barclay, J.; Baxter, P.; Biggs, J.; Calder, E.S.; Costa, A.; Cottrell, E.; Crosweller, S.; Daud, S.; Delgado-Granados, H.; Deligne, N.I.; Ewert, J.; Felton, C.; Gottsman, J.; Hincks, T.; Horwell, C.;
  • Number of pages 233 p.

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