|Type of Structure:||committee / commission|
|Regional Scope:||national in the area: Switzerland / Europe|
|Duration :||1997 to present|
|Contact Address:||Dr. Corinne Vonlanthen
General information and objectivesThe Federal Council intends to improve the prevention of natural hazards. To this effect, it created on May 1, 1997 the National Platform « Natural Hazards » and charged it with the mandate of coordination in the field of the prevention. In this new context, PLANAT must assure that the interests of society concerning natural danger prevention are taken into account in a global and interdisciplinary way. Planning for protection against natural hazards must no longer be limited to a protection within the domain of sectorial expertise specific to certain types of hazard. Due to the evolution and the tendencies outlined, the approach to natural hazards requires a change in the model. It is necessary to go from purely defensive measures against the hazards to risk management .