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 technical report complements a shorter summary background paper focussed on the GAR15 agenda and designed for a wider non-technical readership.
The document identifies three key pillars for the reduction of volcanic risk (pp. 72-76):
- 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.