This report offers a strategic overview of the present and future potential of science to inform and enhance disaster risk reduction (DRR) over the next three decades. It considers disasters whose primary causes are natural hazards. Its focus is on disasters that occur in developing countries, but lessons from past disasters in developed countries are also drawn upon. It explores the diversity of impacts, and the extent to which these are, or should be, considered by decision makers but does not review in detail the scale of past and present disasters.
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Tags: Natural hazards ; Disaster Risk Management (DRM) ; Early warning systems ; Hazard risk assessment or analysis ; Tropical cyclone ; Drought ; Flood ; Earthquake ; Landslide ; Tsunami ; Volcanic Eruption Add tag