The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society presents a Climate and Society briefing, "Risk Management in the Latin American Observatory" by Angel Muņoz, Graduate Research Fellow.
The Latin American Observatory is a regional partnership aimed
at providing science-based tools for decision makers, fostering
collaborations that improve capacity building, outreach and research. It
is discussed in this seminar how climate information and local
vulnerability maps are used in the Observatory to provide a
probabilistic approach to risk assessment and management in different
sectors, considering an inter-dependence between vulnerability and
hazards. The approach is illustrated using a case study for the so
called "Vargas Disaster" (Venezuela, 1999).
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