Systemic Risk

Systemic risk

Systemic risks cascade across systems and sectors, triggering new hazards and amplifying existing threats – and eventually threatening entire systems. Managing systemic risks involves taking a systemic approach, working across silos.

This brief provides an overview of methods and tools to assess the cascading effects that multiple events may have on critical infrastructure and social groups and a summary of their application in a Swedish case study.
Stockholm Environment Institute
Residential overcrowding, low educational attainment and low income had a crucial impact on how hard the pandemic hit various groups in the community, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows.
University of Gothenburg
WRC5 Knowledge Report
This knowledge report highlights the key lessons and recommendations emerging from the discussions during the 15 sessions of the 5th World Reconstruction Conference.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the World Bank, the International Recovery Platform
Pathways to Adaptation and Resilience in the Pacific analyses the Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2021 and showcases how the subregion is being affected by various risk parameters.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
A buoy rests on the dry Rhine riverbed
What may be Europe's worst drought in 500 years has arrived amid an energy crisis, and the lack of water threatens to make the energy shortage worse.
Conversation Media Group, the
Dust cloud above a dried out field
New modelling by a multidisciplinary team of researchers shows the impact climate change and extreme weather events could have on food supply chains, with adverse effects on income, food and nutrient availability.
University of Sydney
View of the volcano behing the city of Arequipa, Peru
While funding is pumped into preventing low-probability scenarios such as asteroid collision, the far more likely threat of a large volcanic eruption is close to ignored – despite much that could be done to reduce the risks, say researchers.
University of Cambridge
Parched land is exposed behind a dam in North Karnataka, India after a prolonged drought
In heatwaves where heat and drought combine, effects can destabilize interlinked sectors, including health, energy and food production systems.
University of Zurich