scrutiny and governance

Global Risk Dialogue: Hazards with escalation Potential – Implications for risk research

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, International Science Council, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, and the Simon Institute for Longterm Governance have collaborated to develop a briefing… Read more

Research Briefing on Martyn’s Law: The Draft Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill

The House of Commons Library has published a Research Briefing on Martyn’s Law: The Draft Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill. The proposed Draft Terrorism Bill, commonly known as ‘Martyn’s Law’,… Read more

IFRC Guidelines on disaster risk governance: Strengthening laws, policies and plans

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has recently released a pilot version of the Guidelines on Disaster Risk Governance. This is a culmination of 20… Read more

State of Nature report 2023

Biodiversity loss in the UK poses a significant risk in building long-term resilience to disasters. The 2023 State of Nature report is the most comprehensive report on our biodiversity, developed… Read more

Leveraging the National Adaptation Plan process to address Transboundary Climate Risk

The International Institute for Sustainable Development has recently published a briefing note to provide policymakers, adaptation practitioners, and negotiators with new perspectives on how the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process… Read more

Inquiry launched into Defence in the Grey Zone

The UK Government Defence Committee has launched an inquiry into how the UK’s Armed Forces can operate effectively in the “grey-zone” aggression, a type of conflict that operates outside armed… Read more