Published on June 6th, 2015

The 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) is due to be held in Paris in December 2015. The meeting is expected to be a key…Read more

Published on April 4th, 2015

By Herbert M. Koch – In this contribution, the term resilience has to be viewed in the context of a natural or human made disaster. Disaster…Read more

Published on January 27th, 2015

By Steve Evans, London, January 2015 – Catastrophe bonds, also known as cat bonds for short, are an example of capital market techniques being used to facilitate…Read more

Published on January 10th, 2015

Epidemics of infectious diseases are among the largest threats to the quality of life and the economic and social well-being of developing countries. The arsenal of…Read more

Published on December 26th, 2014

In 2004, an earthquake measuring 9,1 on the Richter scale shook 14 countries around the Indian Ocean. Then, 20 minutes later, the tsunami, a giant wave,…Read more

Published on December 26th, 2014

The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS) was formed in response to the tragic tsunami on December 26, 2004,…Read more

Published on September 6th, 2014

ZUG, Switzerland, August 2014 – Euralarm, a European association representing the fire and security industry worldwide, has published proposals aimed to increase the effectiveness of public…Read more

Published on August 1st, 2014

Key facts Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. EVD outbreaks have a case fatality…Read more

Published on August 1st, 2014

By Kevin Blanchard – The issue of gender and its role in natural disasters reached the mainstream media recently, albeit in an unexpected way. Controversially, a…Read more

Published on August 1st, 2014

By Horst Simon – To start the process of Risk Culture Building, an organization first needs to get an accurate picture of the current level of…Read more

Published on July 11th, 2014

LONDON, July 2014 – The World Bank’s Understanding Risk conference took place in London between 30 June and 4 July, 2014, with the aim of producing…Read more

Published on June 28th, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 2014 – FDA and EPA issue draft updated advice for fish consumption The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…Read more

Published on June 28th, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., 26 June 2014 (PAHO/WHO) — Experts urge comprehensive public health action to improve prevention and treatment of drug abuse. To successfully address the problems of…Read more

Published on June 28th, 2014

NEW YORK, June 2014 – Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of…Read more