Environmental Risks, Disaster Prevention and Resilient Community from Perspectives of Environmental Sociology

Monday, 11 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 50 (Main Building)
RC24 Environment and Society (host committee)

Language: English

Environmental sociology has been mainly focusing on human disasters as industrial pollution. However especially under the effects of climate change or in case of huge disasters like the 3.11 disaster and severe nuclear accidents, clarifying between human disasters and natural disasters has been getting meaningless.
Environmental risks, disaster prevention and building a more resilient community are new topics for environmental sociologists. How can municipal government, environmental NGOs, industry and general citizens collaborate in order to improve public awareness on these issues? This session will stress discussions based on a variety of practices and experiences at local community level and multi-level dimensions.
Session Organizer:
Koichi HASEGAWA, Tohoku University, Japan
Environmental Conflicts and Risk Governance after 2014 Kaohsiung Gas Explosion
Hua-Mei CHIU, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Golf Tourism: A Social Participatory and Multicriteria-Based Process Applied in Southern Spain
Guadalupe ORTIZ, University of Alicante, Spain; Jose Andres DOMINGUEZ, University of Huelva, Spain; Antonio ALEDO, University of Alicante, Spain; Anna Maria URGEGHE, University of Sassari, Italy; Fernando RELINQUE, University of Huelva, Spain
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Jakub LEWANDOWSKI, 1) Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, and 2) Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland