On 16 June 2014, IRGC organised a symposium on the “Governance of Emerging and Slow-Developing Catastrophic Risks.” Presentations by IRGC Visiting Risk Fellows were followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Ortwin Renn, President of SRA International.
On the governance of slow-developing catastrophic risks (SDCRs), Anjali Nursimulu discussed the challenges of identifying and taking timely actions on the basis of early warning signals in view of the complex and emergent properties of SDCRs. The presentation extended IRGC’s prior work on slow-developing catastrophic risks which can be found here including two expert workshops held inAugust 2011 and in June 2013. The second presentation on IRGC’s draft protocol for emerging risk governance by Chabane Mazri focused on the main features of emerging risk identification, characterisation and management strategies.
The development of Emerging Risk Governance Protocol ensues from IRGC’s extensive work on emerging risks are documented here (topic description) and here(publications).
Details of the event are available on the SRA Europe website.