Systemic Risk

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.