Integrated Risk Governance: Science Plan and Case Studies of Large-scale Disasters” is the first book in the IHDP / Future Earth – Integrated Risk Governance Project Series. It consists of two parts: Part I: Integrated Risk Governance Project Science Plan, which outlines the challenge, research programme, outcomes, and implementation strategy of the IRG Project; and Part II: Case Studies of Large-scale Disasters, which includes case analyses of experience, lessons learned and recommendations on various large-scale disasters around the world, such as the Tangshan and Wenchuan earthquakes and the great ice storm in China, European heat waves, and Hurricane Katrina in the USA. The community model of integrated natural disaster risk governance and paradigm of catastrophe risk governance in China are also presented.
- Outlines the mission, vision and research activities of the IHDP-IRG Project, a ten-year international cooperative research project.
- Introduces an integrated risk governance theoretical framework for dealing with large-scale disasters that exceed current human coping capacities based on global case analyses.
- Presents a comprehensive analysis of China’s risk governance paradigm learned from recent catastrophes.