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The Defence contribution to resilience

The UK MOD has recently released the Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 02, UK Operations: The Defence Contribution to Resilience (4th Edition). As the Foreword makes clear, ‘Defence has a key… Read more

ISRM Urban Resilience Conference, 30 November – 2 December

The global climate change conference hosted as COP26 by the UK Government in November 2021 was supposed to be the ‘last chance saloon’ for the global community to acknowledge the… Read more

Cyber resilience: A leadership challenge and responsibility

Steve Hill, Managing Director, Global Head of Operational Resilience at Credit Suisse, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London, together with Sadie Creese, Professor of Cybersecurity at the… Read more

‘Whole of Society’ – the civic dimension

In this article, Robert Hall, Research and Programme Co-ordinator for the NPC and Director of Strategy for Resilience First, examines what the ‘whole of society’ means in terms of civic… Read more

Partnering with Purpose

This report, prepared by Marsh McLennan for the National Preparedness Commission, examines the opportunities for stronger interactions between public and private sectors. Founded on extensive desk research and interviews with… Read more

Put people first to get emergency response right

The Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, Mike Adamson, writes for the National Preparedness Commission about the importance of influencing the National Resilience Strategy and Civil Contingencies Act review…. Read more

Enhancing Defence’s Contribution to Societal Resilience in the UK

A report conducted by the Global Strategic Partnership (GSP) on behalf of the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) was published on 21… Read more

State Protection Gap Risk Management – Financial Foundations for Resilience

Lord Toby Harris, Chair, National Preparedness Commission, and Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group, provide new thinking on how insurance could reduce the impact of all significant risks, and… Read more

Whole-of-Society Preparedness: Finland’s approach

Ed Persson, an Executive Assistant with the National Preparedness Commission, examines Finland’s approach to providing national preparedness, which has some lessons for the UK.    The Security Strategy In 2017… Read more

Future Proofing the UK’s Critical Subsea Cable Infrastructure

As an independent island nation, the UK is heavily dependent on the uninterrupted provision of communication and power services, the vast majority of which is delivered by subsea cables. But… Read more