Environmental Risks between Conceptualization and Action (Introduction)

In : Mihai FC and Grozavu (eds). Environmental Risks. InTech Open. London. UK. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.81072, pp. 1-12

12 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2018

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Adrian Grozavu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Florin Mihai

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Date Written: October 10, 2018

Abstract

Changes in the contemporary world materialized in particular through population growth and mobility, urbanization, and economic expansion also result in an increased exposure of people and assets to extreme events and impose, implicitly, adequate management of induced risks. The occurrence of natural and anthropogenic risk phenomena, known as hazards, puts a heavy tribute on disaster-sensitive human communities regardless of their level of development. The magnitude of the disasters and their increasing frequency and severity imply the need for their approach by the entire world community and for global action. Knowledge of risks becomes a sine qua condition in carrying out impact studies, risk prevention plans, spatial planning plans, and, in general, a condition for effective management of natural resources or sustainable development projects.

Keywords: risk analysis; natural hazards; vulnerability; climate change; pollution; sustainability

JEL Classification: R11, R14, R41, R58, Q01, Q15, O18, H23, J88, Q52, Q53, Q54

Suggested Citation

Grozavu, Adrian and Mihai, Florin, Environmental Risks between Conceptualization and Action (Introduction) (October 10, 2018). In : Mihai FC and Grozavu (eds). Environmental Risks. InTech Open. London. UK. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.81072, pp. 1-12 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3270782

Adrian Grozavu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University ( email )

Carol I Blvd, Nr.11
Lasi, 700506
Romania

Florin Mihai (Contact Author)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

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