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What could the future bring? A systematic approach to emergency planning and mitigation management

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Over the last two years, the Swiss civil defence organisation has increased its efforts to strengthen and optimise its capacity for emergency planning and mitigation management. A comparative inventory has been elaborated, classifying different potential threats in a systematic manner. The compilation encompasses the sum of events and developments that threaten communities in the form of natural and technological disasters and other social emergencies, their expected consequences, and the relative importance of these threats.

Keywords: civil defence, contingency management, emergency planning, risk analysis, security policy, Switzerland, risk assessment, emergency management, disaster planning

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