IRGC conferences may be single-themed or more general in nature and may be jointly organised with partners. They may take the form of symposia or annual events and include roundtables, workshops or public talks. Providing a platform to identify, frame and draw attention to risk issues for governments, business leaders and the risk analysis community, IRGC conferences also provide an opportunity to present IRGC work to a wider public and allow the IRGC network to meet and exchange ideas.
The IRGC Governmental Forum on Risk Governance was a neutral platform for representatives of government agencies to discuss matters related to risk governance in the context of a whole-of-government approach. It is now continued at the OECD High-Level Risk Forum.
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On 10 – 11 September 2015, IRGC and the Energy Center of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) jointly organised an international public conference and expert workshop on the challenges and opportunities for demand response in the context of energy transitions. Energy transitions towards decarbonised energy systems with increasing share of intermittent renewable energy call for a paradigm shift in the power sector, in particular […]
Overview How can regulation keep up with technological development? In a rapidly evolving environment, timely response of traditional regulatory approaches to the availability of new information cannot be guaranteed, which may pose a serious impediment to innovation. This calls for flexibility in designing regulation. Flexibility and revisions in regulation, however, may also create uncertainty for investors and operators. Hence, embedding […]
(For Slides and Highlightssee below, under “Agenda”) New approaches to regulation may be stimulated by careful research and practical experience, but also spurred by crisis events that alter perceptions and spark demand for policy change. What can we learn from these diverse sources of regulatory change? How can we do a better job in fostering constructive regulatory improvement? The conference identified, […]
This symposium was jointly organised by the EPFL Center on Risk Analysis and Governance (CRAG)and the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC). It addressed important aspects of how uncertainty is dealt with in research and practice of risk management. Downloads Conference brochure Plenary Sessions and Workshop detailed programmes(including speaker abstracts & bios) Slides Plenary Sessions Slides Workshop 2: Decision making […]
11 January 2012 Beijing, People’s Republic of China Download the plenary session description and agenda here Risks accompany change, and are often accompanied by potential benefits and opportunities. Better risk governance implies enabling societies to benefit from change while minimising the negative consequences of the associated risks. The governance of global, systemic risks requires cohesion between countries and the partnering […]
Download the conference brochure here On the occasion of the launch of IRGC in China, as the new Center on Risk Governance hosted at Tsinghua University, School of Public Policy and Management , IRGC organised jointly with Tsinghua University an international conference and experts workshops on the theme of ‘From Crisis Management to Risk Governance’. The conference was sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Counsellors’ […]
November 3, 2011 EPFL, Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne, Switzerland — Public Conference – LEARNING FROM LARGE-SCALE INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS WHEN DISASTERS CAN BE OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING SAFETY AND RISK GOVERNANCE IRGC held a public conference co-organised with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) It appears from the March 2011 Fukushima Dai-Ichi accident in Japan and based on the many indirect […]
2011 Annual Event : Roundtable 2 – How can we improve the provision of more consistent science and technology advice in support of risk governance and sustainable innovation?
Roundtable 2 – How can we improve the provision of more consistent science and technology advice in support of risk governance and sustainable innovation? Managing the crucial relationship between technological innovation, risk governance and public acceptability Today’s risk governance in fields related to or involving science and technology requires: Enabling of scientific and technological developments, for the benefits that they […]
2011 Annual Event: Roundtable 1 – How can we improve the anticipation of and early response to emerging risks?
Roundtable 1– How can we improve the anticipation of and early response to emerging risks? One of IRGC’s missions is to help organisations in the public or private sectors to improve their anticipation of emerging risks. In a context of globalisation and systemic risks, this proves to be a challenge to many. IRGC’s assumption is that new or emerging risks […]
24-25 November, 2010 Abu Dhabi, UAE Third Governmental Forum on Risk Governance, 24-25 November 2010, was held in partnership with the International Futures Programme, OECD, and was hosted by the Prince Court of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This IRGC Governmental Forum is now integrated in the OECD High-Level Risk Forum.
30 November – 1 December, 2009 Geneva, Switzerland Along with the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, IRGC co-organised the Second Governmental Forum on Risk Governance.