Role of comparative risk assessment in addressing environmental security in the Middle East

Alon Tal, Igor Linkov

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Abstract

During the 21st century, environmental challenges are likely to intensify across the world and possibly lead to violent conflicts. Strategies for conflict avoidance will be incomplete unless they recognize, discuss, and mitigate regional environmental stress factors. Comparative risk assessment (CRA) is one of the most critical tools emerging to influence modern environmental policies and is increasingly used to create a common language to help reconcile competing interests in development and environmental disputes around the world. This article considers the environmental challenges facing the Middle East in light of their "transboundary" nature and proposes CRA as a framework for setting environmental priorities and reducing tensions in the region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1248
Number of pages6
JournalRisk Analysis
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Comparative risk assessment
  • Decision making
  • Environmental security
  • Middle East
  • Risk assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Physiology (medical)

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