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.

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
Moroccan farmer overlooking his heard of sheep on his fields.
Climate risks need to be understood in terms of their interaction with social, political and environmental vulnerabilities on the ground.
China Dialogue
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2022
Researchers asked a range of experts to describe key threats to global food security over the next two decades and to suggest key research questions and gaps to identify priority food security risks and research opportunities.
One Earth (Cell Press) (Elsevier)
Bangkok residents wade floods after heavy rains left the city inundated
This session aims to be forum for studies on climate change related systemic risks, multi-hazards and multi-vulnerabilities, modeling the natural and human Earth system, modeling of socio-economic impacts, approaches to resilience and adaptation.
American Geophysical Union
Traffic grows heavy on a Mumbai road after a landslide blocks lanes
This session focuses on concurrent, compounding, consecutive and cascading events and their impacts.
American Geophysical Union
Cover of the OECD brochure: arial view of tanks in the sunset
2022
This brochure aims to raise awareness of Natech risks and the challenges associated with their management. Using examples, it highlights key characteristics of Natech accidents, and gaps and challenges in analysing and managing Natech risks.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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2022
Verisk Maplecroft's geospatial risk data and analysis brings to life key emerging trends to enable companies, investors, and governments able to see the big picture, and act on it, will be best placed to deal with an increasingly uncertain future.
Verisk Maplecroft
A parent accompanies three children amidst heavy rains in Mumbai, India
As the extreme weather events the world is already experiencing become more frequent, they will trigger a cascade of these second-order climate risks across a huge swathe of countries.
Verisk Maplecroft