Assessing and Managing Multiple Risks in a Changing World–the Roskilde Recommendations

Henriette Selck, Peter B. Adamsen, Thomas Backhaus, Gary Thomas Banta, Peter K.H . Bruce, G. Allen Burton Jr., Michael B. Butts, Eva Bøgh, John J. Clague, Khuong Van Dinh, Neelke Doorn, Jonas S. Gunnarsson, Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen, Charles Hazlerigg, Agnieszka D. Hunka, John Jensen, Yan Lin, Susana Loureiro, Simona Miraglia, Wayne R. Munns Jr. & 10 others Farrokh Nadim, Annemette Palmqvist, Robert A. Rämö, Lauren Paige Seaby, Kristian Syberg, Stine Rosendal Tangaa, Amalie Thit Jensen, Ronja Windfeld, Maciej Zalewski, Peter M. Chapman

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Roskilde University (Denmark) hosted a November 2015 workshop, Environmental Risk—Assessing and Managing Multiple Risks in a Changing World. This Focus article presents the consensus recommendations of 30 attendees from 9 countries regarding implementation of a common currency (ecosystem services) for holistic environmental risk assessment and management; improvements to risk assessment and management in a complex, human-modified, and changing world; appropriate development of protection goals in a 2-stage process; dealing with societal issues; risk-management information needs; conducting risk assessment of risk management; and development of adaptive and flexible regulatory systems. The authors encourage both cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to address their 10 recommendations: 1) adopt ecosystem services as a common currency for risk assessment and management; 2) consider cumulative stressors (chemical and nonchemical) and determine which dominate to best manage and restore ecosystem services; 3) fully integrate risk managers and communities of interest into the risk-assessment process; 4) fully integrate risk assessors and communities of interest into the risk-management process; 5) consider socioeconomics and increased transparency in both risk assessment and risk management; 6) recognize the ethical rights of humans and ecosystems to an adequate level of protection; 7) determine relevant reference conditions and the proper ecological context for assessments in human-modified systems; 8) assess risks and benefits to humans and the ecosystem and consider unintended consequences of management actions; 9) avoid excessive conservatism or possible underprotection resulting from sole reliance on binary, numerical benchmarks; and 10) develop adaptive risk-management and regulatory goals based on ranges of uncertainty.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume36
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)7-16
Number of pages10
ISSN0730-7268
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

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Selck, Henriette ; Adamsen, Peter B. ; Backhaus, Thomas ; Banta, Gary Thomas ; Bruce, Peter K.H . ; Burton Jr., G. Allen ; Butts, Michael B. ; Bøgh, Eva ; Clague, John J. ; Dinh, Khuong Van ; Doorn, Neelke ; Gunnarsson, Jonas S. ; Hauggaard-Nielsen, Henrik ; Hazlerigg, Charles ; Hunka, Agnieszka D. ; Jensen, John ; Lin, Yan ; Loureiro, Susana ; Miraglia, Simona ; Munns Jr., Wayne R. ; Nadim, Farrokh ; Palmqvist, Annemette ; Rämö, Robert A. ; Seaby, Lauren Paige ; Syberg, Kristian ; Tangaa, Stine Rosendal ; Jensen, Amalie Thit ; Windfeld, Ronja ; Zalewski, Maciej ; Chapman, Peter M. / Assessing and Managing Multiple Risks in a Changing World–the Roskilde Recommendations. In: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 2017 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 7-16.
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Assessing and Managing Multiple Risks in a Changing World–the Roskilde Recommendations. / Selck, Henriette; Adamsen, Peter B.; Backhaus, Thomas; Banta, Gary Thomas; Bruce, Peter K.H .; Burton Jr., G. Allen; Butts, Michael B.; Bøgh, Eva; Clague, John J.; Dinh, Khuong Van; Doorn, Neelke; Gunnarsson, Jonas S.; Hauggaard-Nielsen, Henrik; Hazlerigg, Charles; Hunka, Agnieszka D.; Jensen, John; Lin, Yan; Loureiro, Susana; Miraglia, Simona; Munns Jr., Wayne R.; Nadim, Farrokh; Palmqvist, Annemette; Rämö, Robert A.; Seaby, Lauren Paige; Syberg, Kristian; Tangaa, Stine Rosendal; Jensen, Amalie Thit; Windfeld, Ronja; Zalewski, Maciej; Chapman, Peter M.

In: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 36, No. 1, 01.2017, p. 7-16.

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