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Societal Resilience Initiatives During Covid-19

In March 2020, Covid-19 plunged us all into a new reality that tested the resilience of each of us.  In a study funded by the JRSST Charitable Trust, Dr Judy… Read more

Turning learnings into legacies for Grenfell survivors

When emergencies happen, communities respond to meet the needs of the people involved.  Benefitting from a deep understanding of the local community, including insight into the needs and concerns of… Read more

Five years on from Grenfell and the 2017 terror attacks, we must put survivor learnings front and centre.

Thelma Stober is a survivor of the 7/7 London bombings, Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London, and Co-Chair of the Grenfell Memorial Commission. She is also a Trustee of the National… Read more

National Preparedness Commission Roundtable on “The Data Sharing Imperative”

Here is a summary of the roundtable organised by the National Preparedness Commission to discuss the Commission’s recent research ‘The Data Sharing Imperative: Lessons from the Pandemic’. The roundtable was… Read more

Civil Contingencies Act Independent Review Round Table

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

The Ukraine war and threats to food and energy security

Researchers at Chatham House have published a report investigating the war in Ukraine and threats to food and energy security that arise from it.  Presenting the socio-economic backdrop to the… 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.

Independent Review of the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act

The National Preparedness Commission has published its Independent Review of the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act and its supporting arrangements. The Review was prepared by a team of experts in the… Read more

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