risk analysis

The Sixth Extinction?

Can extinction of species be a threat to our public values and for a personal, social or environmental stability. We think it is. We feel extinction is often being dismissed out of hand, downplayed, put in ‘perspective’ and seen as irrelevant – as if new species can develop within years –  and not seen as a not essential part of resilience. […]

Scientist warns: ‘it will still take years to heal’

The Guardian The lessons of a landmark moment in climate research have not been learned. It is popularly viewed as one of the greatest environmental success stories of modern times. Exactly 30 years ago, UK scientists announced they had discovered a hole in the ozone layer in the atmosphere above Antarctica. The hole threatened to spread, allowing increased levels of cancer-causing […]

Malta failing in climate change preparation

November 9, 2008, Times of Malta Malta has failed to prepare a plan on its climate change impact, vulnerability and adaptation – unlike other Mediterranean countries that “have prepared quite extensive climate change assessments”, according to the European Environmental Agency. In a report entitled ‘Impacts of Europe’s changing climate’, the EEA states that the Mediterranean is one of the regions […]

Chemical pollution of European waters is stronger than anticipated

Source: The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Large-scale study shows: Ecological targets of the Water Framework Directive will presumably not be met. “Substantial improvements in freshwater quality by 2015 have been a declared objective of the EU member states, manifesting itself by the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). A recent study conducted by the Institute for Environmental Sciences […]

Dossier sur la Sécurité Informatique

Le magazine l’Essentiel du CIG Grande Couronne consacre un dossier à la Sécurité Informatique des Collectivités. Le fichier PDF est disponible ici (en téléchargement libre). “la Gendarmerie Nationale et ancien élu d’une ville de plus de 100 000 habitants, est expert en Intelligence économique et sécurité des systèmes d’information. Dorénavant, maître de conférences au Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), il enseigne les fondamentaux de cette […]

Manifesto for local economies

A thorough manifest focused on a fundamental shift in the way policy and economic development is designed, legislated for, strategised and delivered. The Centre for Local Economic Strategies is convinced that recent approaches do NOT have delivered strong enough social or local economic outcomes to deal with the issues many individuals and communities face. A clear statement. They plea (quoted from the […]

The Arctic Council is becoming increasingly important and must be subject to better control

Source: Riskrevisjonen Climate change and increased accessibility poses significant environmental challenges in the Arctic. – Rising activity in the Arctic makes cooperation in the Arctic Council increasingly important. The Council can become more effective with better controls, organisation and reporting, says Auditor General Per-Kristian Foss. The investigation shows that the Arctic Council suffers from impractical organisation and management of the […]

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 operations, supply chains and brands. […]

Global Risk Report 2014

By World Economic Forum “The Global Risks 2014 report highlights how global risks are not only interconnected but also have systemic impacts. To manage global risks effectively and build resilience to their impacts, better efforts are needed to understand, measure and foresee the evolution of interdependencies between risks, supplementing traditional risk-management tools with new concepts designed for uncertain environments. If […]

Europe debates risk to bees

By Daniel Cressey for Nature “Across the globe, hives of honeybees are dying off in a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder. Among the proposed culprits are pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are supposed to be less harmful to beneficial insects and mammals than the previous generation of chemicals. Debate over neonicotinoids has become fierce. Conservation groups and politicians in the United Kingdom […]

Enterprise Risk Quotient and Supplier Risk Quotient

Source: ETHISPHERE   “Risk Management from a New Perspective” Ensuring that the most pertinent risks to the viability of an organization are being addressed adequately is critical to an organization’s success. Many organizations have some form of a risk management program to help them manage and mitigate risks; however, understanding whether their program employs best practices and whether risks are being […]

The Risk Landscape

Interactions that shape responses to public risk Source: Risk & Regulation Advisory Council Introduction (quote): “Numerous groups get involved with public risk, including Ministers, civil servants, parliamentarians, the judiciary, the insurance sector, the media, subject-matter experts, single issue lobby groups, standards setters, compliance officers and risk managers. These ‘risk actors’ and the interactions between them, make up the ‘risk landscape’.

Risk Response Network

Source: World Economic Forum “The World Economic Forum launches the Risk Response Network on the opening day of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The world has fundamentally changed and this new reality calls for more foresight and collective action to address a broad range of global risks. The network will address concerns about widening economic inequalities and […]

Report “Credit Lost”

Report of the Parliamentary Committee Inquiry Financial System Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal (House of Representatives, Netherlands Parliament), 10 May 2010 From the report: “Background to and structure of the inquiry In 2007, the world was shocked by the rapid increase of problems in the financial sector, which were caused largely by problems in the mortgage market in the United States. […]

Risk, Innovation & Change

Martin van  Staveren finalized his dissertation about the “Design propositions for Implementing Risk Management in Organizations”.  His study is an in depth search for the mysteries of  human soul and the related behaviour. He concludes that “Managing risk is difficult, applying risk management is more difficult and implementing risk management in organizations is the most difficult. Risk management is about […]