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Natural hazards and climate change in the stakeholder communication process
Natural hazards are finding their way into national and regional development strategies since approximately the 1990's, as authorities seek to respect specifically harmful hazards in, e.g. land use plans. Multi hazards concepts are so far very rare this context. Climate change is taken up by national strategies mostly from the mitigation perspective, even though financial actors and scientists call for more adaptation oriented approaches. This presentation discusses applications derived from EU funded regional development projects, one identifying and mapping hazards relevant for spatial development and applying those in policy recommendations, the second one on a Decision Support Frame (DSF), which supports stakeholders in the identification of climate change adaptation strategies.