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Risk management - a conceptual foundation


Hannes Taubenböck*, Inken Müller, Christian Geiß, Robert Luetkemeier.

Article first published online: 24 April 2018

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00314

*Corresponding author contact: hannes.taubenboeck@dlr.de

Biodiversity & Ecology  (Biodivers. Ecol.)

Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa - assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions,
edited by Rasmus Revermann, Kristin M. Krewenka, Ute Schmiedel, Jane M. Olwoch, Jörg Helmschrot & Norbert Jürgens
Volume 6, pages 132-135, April 2018
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English

Abstract: Risk is the potential interplay of a natural hazard, exposed elements in the respective area, and the vulnerability of these elements. We provide a general conceptualisation of risk against the background of globally increasing hazard events and, at the same time, increasing numbers of exposed and vulnerable elements resulting from population and economic growth as well as environmental degradation and exploitation of resources. We discuss general strategies for risk management and provide an overview of the situation in southern Africa, based on the fi eld studies described in this chapter.

Portuguese

Resumo: Risco é a potencial interacção entre um perigo natural, elementos expostos na área respectiva e a vulnerabilidade desses elementos. A conceptualização geral de risco é dada em relação ao contexto do crescimento global de eventos de perigo e, ao mesmo tempo, ao aumento do número de elementos expostos e vulneráveis devido ao crescimento populacional e económico, bem como à degradação ambiental e exploração de recursos. Discutimos estratégias gerais para a gestão de riscos e fornecemos uma visão especial sobre a situação na África Austral, com base nos estudos de campo deste capítulo.

Suggested citation:
Taubenböck, H., Müller, I., Geiß, C. & Luetkemeier, R. (2018) Risk management - a conceptual foundation In: Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa – assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions (ed. by Revermann, R., Krewenka, K.M., Schmiedel, U., Olwoch, J.M., Helmschrot, J. & Jürgens, N.), pp. 132-135, Biodiversity & Ecology, 6, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek. doi:10.7809/b-e.00314