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Mette Lindahl Olsson Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency Head of Natural Hazards and Critical Infrastructure Section National HFA Focal Point 2010 Chair.

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1 Mette Lindahl Olsson Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency Head of Natural Hazards and Critical Infrastructure Section National HFA Focal Point 2010 Chair of the European Forum for DRR

2 Sweden also suffers from severe natural events Area: 450 km 2 (4th in Europe) 9% seas © Lantmäteriet CA2008/0907 Population: 9.2 million (14th in EU) Malmö Stockholm Gothenburg

3 Fundamental principles for emergency preparedness Responsibility Equality Proximity

4 Municipal areas of responsibility supported by legislation Land use planning and building permissions Environment Civil Protection Crisis management Social welfare

5 Legal framework Management by objectives All hazards approach Bottom up perspective Pressure from business community to reduce regulation

6 Regional Experience exchange & action Global National Local Land and property owners Public


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