Risk Identification & Assessment

Fire fighting helicopter carries a water bucket over wildfires
Dealing with complex systemic risks means getting used to uncertainty – and innovative approaches to explaining and acting on that uncertainty can have a useful role to play in informing decision-making.
New results show North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in frequency over the last 150 years.
From a European perspective, tsunamis and earthquakes are seen to occur mostly in distant regions but scientists emphasize that European coasts are also located in areas that are tectonically very active and prone to the very same events.
In a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, the World Health Assembly today agreed to kickstart a global process to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.
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The experiences and evidence shared by participants during the event showed how disaster preparedness can make a difference and create positive effects on our societies.
International Science Council
Future Earth
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This study highlights the urgent need for a monitoring program to investigate local and national drought impacts on all sectors, as well as the development of a set of proactive risk management measures and preparedness plans for various physiographic regions.
Lower humidity and higher temperatures are driving extreme weather that makes wildfires more frequent and intense, say experts.
A firefighter surveys wildfire damage in Queensland, Australia
A new analysis of Australian forest fire trends confirms for the first time the Black Summer fires are part of a clear trend of worsening fire weather and ever-larger forest areas burned by fires.
EFDRR in Matosinhos Portugal 25 November 2021
Governments across Europe and Central Asia have backed a roadmap towards preventing future disasters including new pandemics in the face of growing threats from climate change and disease outbreaks.