The latest resilience news from around the world

Experts horizon scan to help create a risk map of major emerging biosecurity threats

The results of a horizon scanning process facilitated by the Centre for Existential Risk (CSER) at the University of Cambridge and the BioRISC project at St Catharine's College have been published. A group of 41 academics and figures from industry and government submitted 450 possible questions (potential risk areas) which were then debated, voted on, and ranked to define the 80 most urgent.

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Health and humanitarian organizations announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile

The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, which includes the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to ensure rapid response to future outbreaks. 

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Crisis preparedness and risk management among APRA 2021 priorities

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its policy and supervision priorities for the coming year. Consistent with APRA’s strategic objectives detailed in its Corporate Plan, a key focus is to further enhance the resilience and crisis readiness of Australia’s financial system.

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2020 saw a record number of billion-dollar US natural disasters

According to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information the US experienced an unprecedented 22 billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2020. A record number of named tropical storms formed in the Atlantic, with a record 12 making landfall. The US also had its most active wildfire year on record

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