|Category||Sustainable Development Terms|
|Last Edit By||FIDIC|
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|Last Edit Date||2018-07-02|
Vulnerability means :
Vulnerability refers to the characteristics and circumstances of a community, system or asset that make it subject to the damaging effects of a hazard. The relative lack of capacity of a community or ability of an asset to resist damage and loss from a hazard. The conditions determined by physical, social, economic, political and environmental factors or processes that increase the exposure of a community to the impact of hazards.
UNEP and Skat – Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development, 2012, Sustainable Reconstruction in Disaster-Affected Countries.