Risk Management for Sustainable Development
Sustainable development proposes that the needs of the present should be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (WCED 1987). To reach this premise, it is necessary to use risk management as a decision-making process associated with political, social, economic, and technical aspects and relevant risk assessment information, to select and implement regulatory responses appropriate to the specificity of the risk, including the stages of risk assessment, control, and monitoring (WHO 2004).
The strong industrial and technological development of today’s society has produced several products and technologies that have contributed to the improvement of the quality of life and health and especially for the economic growth of several countries. However, this development has generated a multitude of socioenvironmental impacts, and risks follow from these activities that threaten both the economic growth and the environmental and...
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