RISK:07
Communicating risk

 
Backgroundinformation

 

Subject

Risk plays an important role in our daily lives. Especially in Europe risks through natural hazards are an everlasting issue. Indeed we have learned to live with those threats, but prognosis of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say, that climate change will cause and we have to count with a striking increase of extreme events.

Effective interdisciplinary communication of the authorities, the economy, the science and the rescue organisations about anticipated future risks will play an enormous important role. The relevant disciplines knowledge of future risks must be communicated to the public in an appropriate and comprehensible language. Communication tools will be necessary, to achieve behavioural changes of the people participating at the process. The sensitisation of all to new threats, the involvement of the economy and the trust into authorities and rescue organisations is of major importance.

 

 

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