This report contains a synopsis of volcanism from a hazard and risk perspective and highlights the wide range of hazards posed by volcanoes and describes their diverse impacts on communities This summary report complements a longer technical background paper.
The document identifies the following pillars for risk reduction concerning volcanic risks:
- Identify areas and assets at risk, and quantify the hazard and the risk.
- Strengthen local to national coping capacity and implement risk mitigation measures.
- Strengthen national and international coping capacity.
This document is a background paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.