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OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Critical Risks

Filed in Report by on 1 June 2014
OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Critical Risks

By Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) This Recommendation is recognition of the escalating damages that occur due to extreme events. Total damage caused by natural and human-induced disasters in OECD and BRIC countries has been estimated at nearly USD 1.5 trillion over the last decade. New vulnerabilities and interconnections seem to amplify the […]

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Guide for Uncertainty Communication

Filed in Report by on 20 April 2014
Guide for Uncertainty Communication

By PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency “Dealing with uncertainty, in terms of analysis and communication, is an important and distinct topic for PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Without paying adequate attention to the role and implications of uncertainty, research and assessment results may be of limited value and could lead to incorrect policy decisions and […]

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‘From Global to local’ Risk Survey 2014

Filed in Library by on 10 April 2014
‘From Global to local’ Risk Survey 2014

Accelerating changes in the 21st century – such as the Internet and mobile phone – creating economic growth, resulted in everything and everyone being more connected and interdependent. However the same dynamic also threatens to undermine the gains. Economic growth, for example, can subvert its own success, by the negative side-effects on the environment and […]

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

Filed in Report by on 3 April 2014
IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced the report of IPCC Working Group II. It confirmed that the climate change now is influencing all continents and oceans. And more than that: we are simply not ready for the risks we face. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) brings forward the latest scientific knowledge and insights related […]

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WMO Statement on the Status of the Climate 2013

Filed in Report by on 25 March 2014
WMO Statement on the Status of the Climate 2013

Press release World Meteorological Organization “Geneva, 24 March 2014 – The year 2013 once again demonstrated the dramatic impact of droughts, heat waves, floods and tropical cyclones on people and property in all parts of the planet, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s  Statement on the Status of the Climate 2013. The report confirmed that […]

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The Nature of Risk

Filed in Book by on 24 March 2014
The Nature of Risk

By David X Martin The Nature of Risk is an easy-to-understand, entertaining, and memorable story designed to help readers face one of modern life’s most important and difficult tasks—confronting risk. Free of complicated theories or formulas, The Nature of Risk relies instead on a cast of familiar, forest-dwelling animals, each of which embodies a different approach to risk management. […]

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Rotterdam Climate Initiative

Filed in city, Library by on 24 March 2014
Rotterdam Climate Initiative

As a low-lying delta city with Europe’s largest international port, Rotterdam takes its responsibility seriously in creating a sustainable city, region and Europe. By linking sustainable ambitions to a strong economy, Rotterdam will become the most sustainable world port city. Improving the climate for the benefit of people, the environment, and the economy; that is the […]

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Paris should prepare now for risk of a costly Seine flood

Filed in Report by on 31 January 2014
Paris should prepare now for risk of a costly Seine flood

By Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Quote press-release: “24/01/2014 – A major flooding of the Seine River similar to the flood disaster of 1910 could affect up to 5 million residents in the greater Paris area and cause up to 30 billion euros worth of damage, according to a new OECD report. Economic growth, […]

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EU2030 climate and energy plans lack ambition and overlook local government

Filed in Library by on 30 January 2014
EU2030 climate and energy plans lack ambition and overlook local government

by Committee of the Regions Members of the Committee of the Regions have expressed disappointment at the European Commission’s environmental 2030 plans published last week. They had hoped the proposals would commit EU Member States to reducing greenhouse gases by 50%, raise the mix of renewable energy and bind members to increase energy efficiency by 2030. The […]

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WWF’s Perspective on Climate Change

Filed in Library by on 27 January 2014
WWF’s Perspective on Climate Change

By WWF (quote from page 10) “Climate change is threatening up to 1/3 of animal species with extinction. While the impacts of global warming are only just starting, the decisions that are influencing those impacts are being made now. Climate change threatens to undo everything that conservation organizations like WWF have achieved over the last […]

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Global Water Scarcity

Filed in Library, Report by on 25 January 2014
Global Water Scarcity

Risks and challenges for business By Lloyd’s  and World Wildlife Fund Executive summary Business risk around water is rapidly entering the boardroom and risk managers’ realm. A few high profile cases1 have alerted business leaders to these risks and some companies are responding by seeking to put in place systems for understanding and addressing water-related risks to their […]

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Board Engagement Report

Filed in Library, Report by on 23 January 2014
Board Engagement Report

By Strategic Risk A lack of alignment between a board and its C-suite executives can inhibit the board’s ability to deliver high-level strategy and functionality. Properly aligning a board with its top executives, including those in a risk management function, can be very difficult for a board facing time constraints, according to the survey. The […]

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The National Diet of Japan

Filed in Library, Report by on 22 January 2014
The National Diet of Japan

The official report of The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission Message from the Chairman Kiyoshi Kurokawa as quote and summary of the report THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI of March 11, 2011 were natural disasters of a magnitude that shocked the entire world. Although triggered by these cataclysmic events, the subse- quent accident at the Fukushima […]

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