Emerging Risks In The 21st Century An Agenda For Action

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264101227
Size: 68.22 MB
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Emerging Risks In The 21st Century An Agenda For Action from the Author: OECD. This book explores the implications of newly developing risks such as hugely damaging hurricanes, new diseases, terrorist attacks, and disruptions to critical infrastructures.

Building Anti Fragile Organisations

Author: Professor Tony Bendell
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472413903
Size: 64.28 MB
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Building Anti Fragile Organisations from the Author: Professor Tony Bendell. Every day human organisations fail. Building Anti-Fragile Organisations explores a powerful alternative framework for risk in the design and management of human systems. Anti-Fragility is a new way of thinking about mitigating risk that builds on earlier work on the characteristics of biological systems that, being more than just robust, actually improve their resilience through being stressed. Professor Bendell explains how applying this concept to the development and management of organisations, services and products, allows us to identify the characteristics that will not only mitigate against the realisation of hazards, but enable growth in protection, strength and anti-fragility over time. In this context, anti-fragility also encompasses flexibility, agility and the exploitation of opportunities. At the organisational level, anti-fragility (or its absence) is determined by the organisational strategy, structure and systems, its people, relationships and culture. The book focuses on establishing the Anti-Fragile concept of the firm, and explores its application in private and public sector organisations of all types. It identifies characteristics relevant to survival in a turbulent world, and how our approaches to risk and governance need to change in order to create and manage anti-fragile organisations. It provides practical insight into the concept of Anti-Fragility and its deployment within human organisations of all types, and give readers the opportunity to start to make sense to applying the concepts within their own worlds.

Cities And Flooding

Author: Abhas K. Jha
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821394770
Size: 58.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Cities And Flooding from the Author: Abhas K. Jha. Urban flooding is an increasing challenge today to the expanding cities and towns of developing countries. This Handbook is a state-of-the art, user-friendly operational guide that shows decision makers and specialists how to effectively manage the risk of floods in rapidly urbanizing settings--and within the context of a changing climate.

Building Urban Resilience

Author: Abhas K. Jha
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821398261
Size: 15.80 MB
Format: PDF
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Building Urban Resilience from the Author: Abhas K. Jha. This handbook is a resource for enhancing disaster resilience in urban areas. It summarizes the guiding principles, tools, and practices in key economic sectors that can facilitate incorporation of resilience concepts into decisions about infrastructure investments and urban management that are integral to reducing disaster and climate risks.

Cyber Risk Market Failures And Financial Stability

Author: Emanuel Kopp
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1484314131
Size: 34.60 MB
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Cyber Risk Market Failures And Financial Stability from the Author: Emanuel Kopp. Cyber-attacks on financial institutions and financial market infrastructures are becoming more common and more sophisticated. Risk awareness has been increasing, firms actively manage cyber risk and invest in cybersecurity, and to some extent transfer and pool their risks through cyber liability insurance policies. This paper considers the properties of cyber risk, discusses why the private market can fail to provide the socially optimal level of cybersecurity, and explore how systemic cyber risk interacts with other financial stability risks. Furthermore, this study examines the current regulatory frameworks and supervisory approaches, and identifies information asymmetries and other inefficiencies that hamper the detection and management of systemic cyber risk. The paper concludes discussing policy measures that can increase the resilience of the financial system to systemic cyber risk.

Disaster Risk Management In Asia And The Pacific

Author: Ian Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317644875
Size: 20.12 MB
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Disaster Risk Management In Asia And The Pacific from the Author: Ian Davis. This book uses two international frameworks—the Millennium Development Goals and the Hyogo Framework for Action, a program focused on disaster risk management—to study the key trends in the region in terms of disaster incidence, sources of vulnerability and social and economic challenges. As both frameworks draw to a close, international debate is taking place during the period 2012–2015 on their current progress. This book seeks to help readers understand the process better. The chapters are written by eight independent internationally based authors. Collectively, they have extensive regional experience in the areas of disaster risk management and climate change as well as working in academia, research, consultancy, the UN and international agencies, government and the NGO sector. The analysis presented benefits from their varied backgrounds in medicine, architecture, economics, engineering, planning, social studies, development studies and political science. Throughout the book, relevant examples, drawn from the region, are included to ‘earth’ the project in the harsh realities of risk and disaster impact.

Cities And Climate Change

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264091378
Size: 64.81 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Cities And Climate Change from the Author: OECD. This book shows how city and metropolitan regional governments working in tandem with national governments can change the way we think about responding to climate change.