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Global Assessment Report: Living with uncertainty

Global Assessment Report: Living with uncertainty

Published biennially by the UNDRR, this year's GAR19 highlights take-home observations for nations, organisations, communities and individuals

Professionalising emergency management: A chicken or egg conundrum

Professionalising emergency management: A chicken or egg conundrum

Research has revealed an underlying frustration with the current state of the resilience sector in the United Kingdom and the time has come, says the author, for leaders in the emergency management sector to develop the peer leadership and guidance structures that Chartered Institution status provides

Frontline: Fighting plastic pollution

Frontline: Fighting plastic pollution

In CRJ last year, we featured a blog about Emily Penn and her work on plastics in the ocean and toxic ocean pollution. Claire Sanders speaks to Emily to learn more about where her work has taken her

Amazon fires: A global problem

Amazon fires: A global problem

Elton Cunha unpicks the tangle of misinformation to find the truth behind this year's fires in the Amazon, and reports that the facts are serious enough not to need embellishment

Our global legitimacy crisis

Our global legitimacy crisis

Maha Hosain Aziz explores how we are at a global crossroads - geopolitically, politically, economically and socially. We are faced with a unique set of risks that has been, or will be, shaped by technology

The ten megatrends of our turbulent times

The ten megatrends of our turbulent times

Andrea Bonime-Blanc examines the ten megatrends that leaders of every type - business, society, government - should factor into their organisational strategy

Thai cave rescue: A volunteer's perspective

Thai cave rescue: A volunteer's perspective

The world watched aghast as reports emerged of a junior football team and its coach trapped deep underground in a flooded cave system in Thailand last year. Emily Hough speaks to one of the specialist cave diver volunteers to gain his personal perspective on the incident

A year after Greece's wildfire disaster

A year after Greece's wildfire disaster

In 2018, Greece experienced the second deadliest fire of the 21st century, with 102 fatalities, 150 injuries and extensive damage. The Government appointed an independent committee to look at what went so badly wrong and prevent the repetition of such a tragedy. Here, the committee summarises its findings for CRJ readers

Energy resilience: Blackouts and worse

Energy resilience: Blackouts and worse

Although blackouts are considered low probability events, this year has seen a number of high profile, widespread electricity cuts in various parts of the world, writes Lina Kolesnikova, who says these incidents highlight worrying vulnerabilities

Real-time incidents and response

Real-time incidents and response

Whether building infrastructure such as a telecommunications network, or helping to rebuild in the aftermath of a natural event, companies operating in risky overseas environments need access to the latest information regarding local conditions, says Tim Willis

A Balkans Gem: SAR training in Kosovo

A Balkans Gem: SAR training in Kosovo

Mention the Balkans and the image generally conjured up is one of war and bloodshed, writes John Doone. Yet there have been many stories of triumph over adversity. Kosovo, a land-locked country of less than two million people, is one such example, and its SAR training centre is a shining beacon of just what can be achieved

Long term disaster recovery: A broken landscape

Long term disaster recovery: A broken landscape

Long-term recovery looking from the bottom up needs significant improvement, say Judge C H Burt Mills and William R Whitson

Building cultures of preparedness

Building cultures of preparedness

A new report published by FEMA's Higher Education Programme suggests that a culture-based approach to community and household preparedness goals can promote greatly improved outcomes

Look back: You might learn something

Look back: You might learn something

Jelte Verhoef and Paul Minnebo describe a ten-step procedure developed for the Dutch Police that lays the groundwork for producing complete, honest, fair and effective evaluations

Breaking the waves: Leadership during crisis

Breaking the waves: Leadership during crisis

Anger, confusion, fear, mistrust... Pressure beating down on you from every direction - time is against you, your board of directors and shareholders may or may not remain with you... Every move you make, every mistake, every false step or misspoken word can result in failure or even loss of live. Welcome to leadership during a crisis, says Stephen Grossman

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