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The systematic approach and practice of managing uncertainty to minimize potential harm and loss. Risk management comprises risk assessment and analysis, and the implementation of strategies and specific actions to control, reduce and transfer risks. It is widely practiced by organizations to minimise risk in investment decisions and to address operational risks such as those of business disruption, production failure, environmental damage, social impacts and damage from fire and natural hazards. Risk management is a core issue for sectors such as water supply, energy and agriculture whose production is directly affected by extremes of weather and climate. (Source: UN office of Disaster Risk Reduction)


Related terms:
disaster risk management
risk minimization
risk evaluation

In other languages

gestion du risque
управление риском
gestión de riesgo
Chinese, Simplified
إدارة المخاطر

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with risk management

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Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention
Cartagena Protocol
Ramsar Convention
Rotterdam Convention
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Jeddah Convention
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution