Risk, Policy and Vulnerability

The Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV) Program contributes to transform the way societies manage risks to economic, ecological, and social systems in order to diminish the stresses imposed by global change.

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Flood in Pakistan

Global change is producing transformations at global and regional level that many, especially developing, societies are not fully equipped to deal with.

RPV researchers analyze environmental and socioeconomic risks such as landslides, drought, floods, and other challenges, across multiple spatial and temporal scales.

Our aim is to provide a sound analytical foundation for enhanced management and governance of risks and, through this, to advance robust options to enable policymakers to deal with the persistent problems associated with risks and their implications for human and environmental well-being.

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Last edited: 22 May 2014


Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer

Emeritus Research Scholar Equity and Justice Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

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