UNESCO Global Geoparks & Geological Hazards

© Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano UNESCO Global Geopark
Showa Shinzan at Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano UNESCO Global Geopark, Japan

Many UNESCO Global Geoparks promote awareness of geological hazards, including volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, and many help prepare disaster mitigation strategies among local communities. Through educational activities for the local people and visitors many UNESCO Global Geoparks give information on the source of geological hazards and ways to reduce their impact including disaster response strategies. These efforts build important capacity and contribute to building more resilient communities that have the knowledge and skills to effectively respond to potential geological hazards.

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