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Preparing for Extreme Risks: Building a Resilient Society – a new report from the House of Lords Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee

The House of Lords opened an inquiry into Risk Assessment and Planning in October 2020.  They have assessed UK government planning and handling of a wide range of severe and existential risks including pandemics, biological threats, climate change and space weather.  Their new report – Preparing for Extreme Risks: Building a Resilient Society – draws conclusions about the government’s system of risk management, accountability and risk communication and identifies weaknesses in the government’s preparedness for ‘high-impact-low probability’ risks.

We invited three of the committee members to brief journalists on the conclusions of their new report.


Speakers included:

Lord Arbuthnot (Chair)

Lord Rees

Lord Mair

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