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

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

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

Artificial Intelligence, disasters and marginalised groups

A UNDRR Briefing explores the role of AI in improving DRR strategies and highlights the challenges and risks associated with its implementation. The report emphasises the need for inclusive DRR… Read more

UK Resilience Lessons Digest Vol 3 ‘Learning to Read Risks’

The Emergency Planning College (EPC) has released its latest UK Resilience Lessons Digest Vol 3, Learning to Read Risks   Vol 3 was published shortly following the publication of the… Read more

Eight projects receive funding to use the Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI) platform to strengthen UK resilience against severe weather

The Centre of Excellence for Resilient Infrastructure Analysis, part of the Scientific Computing Department of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), has granted £1.4 million to eight new projects…. Read more

UNDRR invites members of the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) community to comment on the Global Methodology for Infrastructure Resilience Review

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has invited members of the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) community to provide feedback on the Global Methodology for Infrastructure Resilience Review. This… Read more

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

A collaboration between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the International Science Council, the Simon Institute for Long term Governance and the Centre for the Study of Existential… Read more

Preventing the next pandemic and the ongoing work by UKHSA

This blog post from Dr Mike Reynolds, a scientist at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) explains how the team monitors and assesses new and emerging infectious diseases worldwide, using… Read more