Articles

Civil Contingencies Act Independent Review Round Table

Here is a summary of the round table organised by the National Preparedness Commission (NPC) to discuss the report on the independent review of the Civil Contingencies Act and its… Read more

Government Response to the Report of the Risk Committee

In this article, Rt Hon Lord James Arbuthnot comments on the Government’s response to a report by the Special Select Committee of the House of Lords on Risk Assessment and… Read more

Exploring principles for resilient infrastructure

Professor Liz Varga is Professor of Complex Systems at University College London and a Commissioner of the National Preparedness Commission. Here, Professor Varga offers an overview of her work to develop a set of principles or shared goals for national infrastructure resilience, with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

London Prepared: A City-Wide Endeavour

This commentary by Lord Toby Harris for the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and is reproduced here with RUSI’s permission. Last summer, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, asked me… Read more

Resilience of a nation – some personal reflections

Robert Hall is the outgoing Director of Strategy at Resilience First. Here he offers a private view of our reactions to the Ukrainian crisis and its messages for better national… Read more

Geopolitics, corporate governance and ESG

Derek Leatherdale and Hanif Barma from the Risk Coalition identify in this article the key things that any board or risk committee should consider in the context of the complex… Read more

Planning for future risks

Professor Lord Martin Rees OM FRS, Astronomer Royal and co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, looks at why we will face a bumpy ride through coming… Read more

The pandemic goes endemic: A ‘looping’ crisis is changing thinking in crisis management

Julia Graham and Hoe-Yeong Loke are, respectively, CEO and Research Manager at Airmic. They make the case for risk professionals and their organisations to learn and embed lessons in order… Read more

Food for thought

This article by Ed Persson, an Executive Assistant with the National Preparedness Commission, looks at the implications of the National Food Strategy and its relevance for resilience. Earlier this year,… Read more

Preparing for extreme risks

Lord James Arbuthnot chaired a recent House of Lords’ Special Select Committee on the theme of ‘Preparing for Extreme Risks: Building a Resilient Society. Here, he describes the key elements… Read more