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Emerging risks in the 21st century - An agenda for action Emerging systemic risks

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Abstract:



This chapter sets out the scale of the growing problem of emerging systemic risks and the factors underlying their development. The increasing incidence and impact of natural, technological and healthrelated hazards are examined for a number of selected risk areas. This is followed by a review of the main driving forces and prospects for the changing nature and context of risks, which leads to the identification of a set of cross-cutting issues deemed critical for the management of risks in the years to come.

Page Count: 36

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: April 1, 2003

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