The COVID-19 pandemic and the systemic nature of risk

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The widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the systemic nature of risk. This series explores what needs to change so the world can shift from managing disaster to managing risk.

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2022
This contributing paper examines the need to create new governing systems at the local level that allow actors and institutions to simultaneously manage the interplays of single and multi-hazards and other residual risks.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This contributing paper examines how different constituent systems (sibling systems) of a larger system react and propagate reverberations affecting the overall system using a novel visualisation tool – Sibling System State Diagram (SSSD). 
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This contributing paper paper offers an analysis of the global COVID-19 experience and stepwise implementing consequences which will require a long-term effort involving scientists, decision-makers, and many more.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This paper summarises the Argonne National Laboratory research team’s efforts in conducting these assessments to support local public health interventions in the City of Chicago, and the potential applications for communities throughout the world. 
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This new report from the International Science Council outlines plausible scenarios for the COVID-19 pandemic to consider the options for achieving the most desirable end to the crisis
International Science Council
Migrant workers walk on the highway on their journey back home during a nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Mumbai, India (2020)
The Council’s new report maps out scenarios for the year 2027 and calls for UN to establish a Science Advisory Board to inform future pandemic response.
International Science Council