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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
People, Risk, and Resilience

Planning for high-impact, low-probability events requires that a society understand where it is vulnerable, and what the extent of the impact of such an event might be. There are many areas in the consideration of risk to which social science can contribute, and there are some areas that require further research. BECS seeks to summarize the former to inform societal transitions, as well as to help guide research into directions that will be most beneficial to society.



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