Risk Reduction

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This term is closely related to the term "Risk Treatment.


Official European Definition

Other International Definitions


UNISDR defines (disaster) risk reduction as the concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematic efforts to analyse and manage the causal factors of disasters, including through reduced exposure to hazards, lessened vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, and improved preparedness for adverse events [1]. The term “disaster reduction” is also sometimes used.

National Definitions


Decrease in risk through risk avoidance, risk control or risk transfer [2].

Standard Definition

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