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Hazards with escalation potential: Governing the drivers of global and existential catastrophes

A new report, “Hazards with Escalation Potential: Governing the Drivers of Global and Existential Catastrophes”, has been published by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, in collaboration with… Read more

New Heat Action Platform launched

The Heat Action Platform is a new global tool that helps city officials, practitioners, and financial institutions reduce the negative impacts of extreme heat at the regional or city level…. Read more

Could AI threaten justice? How the legal system should prepare to turn a threat into an advantage

I. Stephanie Boyce is the past president of the Law Society of England and Wales. In March 2021 she became the 177th, the sixth female, the first black and first… Read more

World Risk Report 2023: Focus: Diversity

Disasters, crises and extreme natural events are neutral in their ability to impact anyone exposed; however, disaster impact is not equal. Societal inequalities and vulnerabilities among specific groups, such as… Read more

Inquiry launched on Urban Green Spaces

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) has launched an inquiry to explore the distribution of urban green spaces across society. The inquiry will investigate how… Read more

BCI Extreme Weather & Climate Change Report 2023

The BCI has released the BCI Extreme Weather & Climate Change Report 2023. The report explores how organisations have been affected by climate-related events and how they plan to mitigate… Read more

New risk indicator library for the financial sector

The Operational Riskdata eXchange Association (ORX) – a global association of operational risk professionals has launched a Risk Indicator Library, a first-of-its-kind resource for operational and non-financial risk (ONFR), …. Read more

London must prepare for 45 Degrees

London Mayor Sadiq Khan recently spoke at the climate summit in New York, warning that London must begin to prepare for 45-degree heat, stating that current city transportation, housing and… Read more

Disaster Insurance Reimagined: Protection in a Time of Increasing Risk

Oxford University Press in the UK has released “Disaster Insurance Reimagined: Protection in a Time of Increasing Risk” as an open-access publication. This book, authored by Paula Jarzabkowski, Konstantinos Chalkias,… Read more

Inquiry into Cyber resilience of the UK’s critical national infrastructure

The House of Commons Science, Innovation and Technology Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the Cyber resilience of the UK’s critical national infrastructure. As the third most targeted country… Read more