Systemic Risk

Systems can be affected by critical events or shocks that occur outside or within the system. Systemic risk is associated with cascading impacts that spread within and across systems and sectors via the movements of people, goods, capital and information within and across boundaries. The spread of cascading impacts can lead to potentially existential consequences and system collapse across a range of time horizons.

Latest Systemic Risk additions in the Knowledge Base

Less well publicised and understood are the cascading (negative) effects of extreme events on the systems that underpin society, including energy, water and transport infrastructure
Swiss Reinsurance Company (Swiss Re)
Children's shadow in front of a wildfire
The prevention web editors have curated twelve articles to spark your curiosity. Discover how the aftermath extends far beyond the visible devastation, prompting us to rethink our approaches to prevention, recovery, and resilience.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
ASRA celebrates its one-year anniversary and announces its official launch with eminent new appointments to its Steering Committee and the release of a practical, principles-based guide to navigating risk in a polycrisis world.
Accelerating systemic risk assessment (ASRA)
Documents and publications
ASRA has co-developed a set of Principles for Systemic Risk Assessment and Response to accelerate awareness of systemic risks and to guide collective, transformative action.
Documents and publications
This study provides critical information for understanding the source and frequency of compound flooding across the Southeast Atlantic Coast of the United States.
Edward Sparkes Dr. Michael Hagenlocher Dr. Saskia E. Werners Davide Cotti
Complexity is a defining feature of disaster risks. This makes conventional, single-hazard and single-risk assessment approaches increasingly insufficient for comprehensive disaster risk management.
Since the global financial crisis, interactions between fiscal balances, public and private debt, and the financial sector have proven to be very complex. Sovereign risk reflects this complexity.
Asian Development Bank Institute
As climate change increases the frequency or intensity of extreme events such as wildfires, there is an increase in the potential for different types of risks to coincide or for a climate-related event to trigger a cascade of non-climatic consequences.
Union of Concerned Scientists
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