World Risk Report

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2011•10•30
    Expected end date:
    2017•12•31
    Institute:
    UNU-EHS
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Matthias Garschagen

    The WorldRiskReport (WRR) consists of an index, a priority topic and case studies. The WorldRiskIndex developed by UNU-EHS describes the disaster risk for various countries and regions. The main focus of the report is the threat from, or exposure to key natural hazards and the rise in sea level caused by climate change, as well as social vulnerability in the form of the population’s susceptibility and their capacity for coping and adaptation. The WorldRiskIndex shows the level of risk for each country and provides a global overview. It is an important tool for communication and awareness raising. It underscores that risks are heavily determined by the susceptibility and the coping as well as the adaptive capacity of a society.