This series of reports aim to provide scientific support to the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) participant countries in their development of National Risk Assessments (NRA) and in their reporting of disaster risk management (DRM) activities to the European Commission.

Version 0 of this series focused mainly on how to carry out national risk assessment from the scientific perspective in order to provide enough evidence to risk managers for better understanding and, hence, managing risk.

In Version 1 the focus is on establishing an appropriate risk governance that facilitates the implementation of adequate measures all along the risk management cycle (i.e. from adaptation and mitigation to response and recovery phases). Risk assessment is considered to be the core of this cycle since it should provide the basis for DRM planning and the implementation of prevention and preparedness measures. A special focus is dedicated to capability needed to tackle climate change.

The risks covered are of natural, anthropogenic and socio-natural origin: floods, droughts, wildfires, biodiversity loss, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, biological disasters, Natech accidents, chemical accidents, nuclear accidents, terrorist attacks, critical infrastructure disruptions, cybersecurity and hybrid threats.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Mar 26, 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12, 2023

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