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WED4.3: Lessons learned from recent very large-scale disasters in the world
Session organized by the Integrated Risk Governance Project/IHDP
Lessons learned from recent very large-scale disasters in the world
1Integrated Risk Governance Project/IHDP, China, People's Republic of; 2Global Systems, Dynamics and Policy, Global Climate Forum
In recent years, the whole world experienced various very large-scale disasters including earthquakes in China, New Zealand and Haiti, floods in Southeast Asia, and more significantly, the Triple Disaster in Japan. It is unfortunate that the governing bodies at all levels still lack of coping capacity and mechanism to prevent and mitigate such disasters as well as recover efficiently and effectively from such events.