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117. Global Governance of Slowly Developing Catastrophic Risks

Early in 2015 I was invited, together with co-authors from the International Risk Governance Council, to write a review on the above topic for a special issue of the journal Ecological Economics. The referees liked the writing, but wanted us to add more economics before they would recommend it for publication. This we could not readily do, since we are not economists ...

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Risk and Resilience

Opening address to IRGC Expert Workshop "Governance of Slow-Developing Catastrophic Risk", Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, June 27-28 (2013)

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Planning for Future Crises: Governance Principles for Slow-Developing Risks That May Have Potentially Catastrophic Consequences

European Society for Risk Analysis 22nd Conference, Trondheim, June 17-19 (2013) (with Marie Valentine-Florin) Many of the serious problems that we face today follow a similar pattern, where the effects of slow, imperceptible change go unheeded until they bring us to a point of rapid, usually irreversible, and often catastrophic, change. In this talk I discussed ...

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Preparing for Future Catastrophes

International Risk Governance Council Report, February 2013 (http://www.irgc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CN_Prep.-for-Future-Catastrophes_final_11March13.pdf ) Executive Summary: Many of the serious problems that we face today follow a similar pattern, where the effects of slow, imperceptible change go unheeded until they bring us to a point of rapid, usually ...

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Risk Governance of Slowly-Developing Catastrophic Risks

European Society for Risk Analysis Annual Conference, ETH Zurich, 18-20 June (2012) (with Marie Valentine-Florin) Read the first public summary of my report "Preparing for Future Catastrophes" Preparing for Future Catastrophes International Risk Governance Council Report, February 2013 Executive Summary: Many of the serious problems that we face today ...

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International Research Governance Council

At an International Research Governance Council meeting on “Slow moving risks with potentially catastrophic outcomes”, held in Venice from 26–28 August 2011, a group of senior politicians and scientists (myself among them) met to consider the advice that we could best offer governments for planning for and coping with this sort of risk, which encompasses food ...

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