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OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies: Italy 2010: Review of the Italian National Civil Protection System (Edition complète ‐ ISBN 9789264082205 ‐ en angl. seulement)

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This OECD review of risk management policies focuses on the Italian civil protection system and its means to prepare for and react to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, landslides and even volcanoes. The Italian National Civil Protection Service can rapidly mobilise operational resources for emergency management and recovery both at home, throughout Europe and around the world. Its components constantly research known hazards to better understand and model vulnerabilities, while technical experts co‐operate in real time to monitor events as they unfold and operate the early warning systems. These professionals are supported by a highly organised and motivated volunteer service unseen elsewhere in OECD countries. What makes these many parts of the civil protection system work as one effective whole, however, is its governance structure under the direct authority of the Italian Prime Minister.  

Recent years have seen a steep increase in the frequency and economic impacts of disasters, and Italy has been no exception. In addition to increased seasonal variance linked to climate change, the devastating earthquakes around L'Aquilla in 2009 make Italy a case study for policy‐makers, emergency management practitioners, academics and international organisations who are searching for solutions, notably in the areas of disaster damage reduction policies. The Italian civil protection system offers a rich source of best practices for their consideration. The National Department of Civil Protection in particular, as the hub of the National Civil Protection Service, provides a model of professionalism and leadership. The review report also identifies many challenges facing the Italian civil protection system and areas where improvements are still needed.

  ‐ Executive summary

  ‐ Introduction

  ‐ Governance and organisational structure

  ‐ Analysis of Italy's civil protection system

  ‐ Risk assessment, prevention and early warning

  ‐ Risk communication and preventative information

  ‐ Preparedness and real time response

  ‐ Post‐event issues, emergency overcoming

  ‐ Synthesis of conclusions and recommendations

  ‐ Annex A ‐ Principal legislation and operational components

  ‐ Annex B ‐ Critical infrastructure operator components within NCPS

  ‐ Annex C ‐ Review self‐assessment questionnaires

  ‐ Annex D ‐ Presentation of INGV, RELUIS and the EUCENTRE

  ‐ Annex E ‐ List of interviewees

  ‐ Bibliography

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: April 1, 2010


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