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

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

Building a stronger response to national emergencies

UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) has published its independent impact evaluation report of the UKRI Research and Innovation funding response to COVID-19. The recently published report provides an independent assessment… 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

Balancing response and resilience in Europe

Increasing costs of disasters in Europe is unsustainable as funds fail to keep up with need as the climate crisis mounts. The EU civil protection mechanism is operating at its… Read more

NCSR+ Launches Strategy and Manual to Create a Local Resilience Capability

The National Consortium for Societal Resilience [UK+] has launched its strategy and manual for societal resilience. The launch webinar is available for viewing online, where speakers discussed the need to… Read more

Inquiry launched into Implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for UK-EU relations

In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, prompting condemnation from the EU, UK, and nations around the world. Many countries have supported Ukraine, including  providing military equipment, training, and economic and… 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

The Behavioural Economics Guide 2023

The Behavioural Economics Guide 2023 introduces the main concepts, methods, and applications of behavioural economics, as well as some recent developments and challenges. The guide also features articles by experts… 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