Natural disaster risks are of high concern for citizens and policy-makers in Europe. Efforts to increase our current and future resilience are becoming more urgent: climate change, detrimental land-use practices and the increase of assets located in harm’s way suggest that the social and economic impact of extreme events will continue to rise.
The ENHANCE project has been developing new risk scenarios and multi-sector partnerships, with emphasis on the financial sector, to enhance society’s resilience to disasters. The hazards examined concern floods, droughts, forest fires, heat waves, storm surges and volcanic eruptions.
We have produced a series of policy briefs offering key insights from the project as well as recommendations for decision-makers: