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This paper discusses theories and methods of climate change risk studies for the research expansion in China. Climate change risks consist of three basic components including sensitivity, exposure, and possibility. Uncertainty, future events, damages, and relativity are the major [...]

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The Risk Management Index, IGR, is an essential technical contribution of operation ATN / JF-7907-RG of the IDB, coordinated by the Institute of Environmental Studies, IDEA, of the Universidad [...]

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The system of indicators described in this monograph has been the main objective of the operation ATN / JF-7907-RG of the IDB, coordinated by the Instituto de  Environmental Studies, IDEA, of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Manizales, within the regional program [...]

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Recently, some authors have warned of the increasingly widespread use of risk management techniques by financial institutions, arguing that this can cause the market to become more unstable. To analyse these claims, we present a model based on  evolutionary game theory of [...]

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This chapter outlines a framework for multidimensional, holistic vulnerability assessment that is understood as part of risk evaluation and risk management in the context of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation. As a heuristic, the framework is a thinking tool [...]

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The Risk Management Index, RMI, proposed in this paper, brings together a group of indicators that measure risk management performance and effectiveness. These indicators reflect the organizational, development, capacity and institutional actions taken to reduce vulnerability and [...]

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From the perspective of disasters, risk has been defined in order to carry out its management, as well as to control the possible economic, social and environmental consequences that may occur in a specific area and time. This means that to estimate the risk it is necessary to [...]

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Within the framework described in Chapter 1, this chapter shows the evaluation of the seismic risk of the city of Barcelona, Spain, by applying a probabilistic analysis. On this basis a holistic evaluation of risk is performed taking into account social fragilityand lack of resilience [...]

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Key features of the financial system as an information system which links markets’ stakeholders are highlighted and discussed. These features are related to the 2008 subprime crisis, and they are contextualized in sociotechnical changes at the end of the 20th century. Ways to improve [...]

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Information is a key economic resource. Its proper conceptualization, as well as its practical integration in socioeconomic environment, poses several questions and follows general premises. These are reviewed, and once this framework is estab lished it is illustrated with an informational [...]