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

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

First meeting of the UK Biosecurity Leadership Council

The UK Biosecurity Leadership Council, consisting of leaders from industry and academia, has held its first meeting, with a goal to make the UK a world leader in the responsible… Read more

Managing disaster costs

New research published by the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich explores the impact of climate-exacerbated hazards on the financial costs of disasters, especially in light of the… Read more

White Paper: Ransomware, extortion and the cybercrime ecosystem

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) have jointly published a white paper titled ‘Ransomware, extortion, and the cybercrime ecosystem’. The report highlights ransomware as… Read more

Update on the Panama Canal drought and impacts on global shipping and supply chains

Drought at the Panama Canal and the impact on supply chains The Panama Canal announced shipping restrictions earlier this year due to a severe drought that has further reduced water… Read more

RAAC Concrete Crisis

In 2018, a roof collapse at a school in Kent highlighted the growing risk of collapse within schools built with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) Concrete. In late 2018, the… Read more

UK Frontier AI Taskforce: experts appointed and global partnerships launched to assess AI risks in cybersecurity and catastrophic risks

The UK Government has initiated the Frontier AI Taskforce with £100 million in funding to research AI safety, explore new ways to use AI in public sectors and enhance the… Read more

Case study: Coastal Resilience in East Anglia

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has published an article discussing the causes and effects of coastal erosion in East Anglia, one of the regions with the… Read more