Number of pages: 3
Type of document: Journal Article
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Nick J.M. van Eekeren Ph.D.;
Prof J. W. Erisman, PhD
Language of document: English
Title in English: Global change: Put people at the centre of global risk management
Abstract / summary in English:
An individual focus is needed to assess interconnected threats and build resilience worldwide, urge Jan Willem Erisman and colleagues.
Globalization is changing the nature of risk. Natural and social systems — from climate to energy, food, water and economies — are tightly coupled. Abrupt changes in one have a domino effect on others. Floods in Thailand in 2010, for example, led to a global shortage of computer hard disks as a result of factories closing, as well as more than US$330 million in damage and around 250 deaths.
Keywords in English: global change, climate, energy, food, water, economies,