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

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

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

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

TIMES OF CRISIS, TIMES OF CHANGE: Global Sustainable Development Report 2023

The 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) “Times” provides a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the world and the challenges involved in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…. 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

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

IFRC launches groundbreaking financial mechanism to transform disaster response

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) has recently launched a new financial risk transfer mechanism for disaster response. This collaboration is in partnership with the… Read more

Funding granted to repair Cumberland Basin swing bridge

Councillors in Cumberland have approved more than £4.2 million in urgent works required to temporarily repair a bridge in Bristol after fears it could suffer catastrophic failure. There are growing… Read more