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Launch of the new article "The Disaster Risk, Global Change, and Sustainability Nexus" by Pascal Peduzzi, director of UNEP/GRID-Geneva

Date: Feb. 13 2019
Until the 1970s, disaster risk was perceived as a direct consequence of natural hazards. Gradually, disaster risk has come to be understood as a compound event, which lies at the intersection of hazards, exposure, and vulnerability of the exposed elements. After decades of research and lessons learned from mega-disasters, social scientists have introduced the social dimension of disaster risk, and the prevailing understanding is that disasters are also a human construct.