The House of Lords' Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning has published a report on 'Preparing for Extreme Risks: Building a Resilient Society'. It is an important contribution to the debate on national resilience following the UK Government's Integrated Review.
This last edition of 2021 looks at resilience from various perspectives including public-private partnerships, counter-terrorism measures in the light of recent attacks, and actions underway to alleviate climate change.
The National Infrastructure Commission recently launched its Baseline Report ahead of the 2nd NIC Assessment Report which will be published in the second half of 2023. The Baseline Report identified three key strategic themes for study: reaching net zero, adapting to climate change and reducing environmental impacts, and supporting levelling up across regions. It also identified six national systems to be considered: digital, energy, flood resilience, water and wastewater, waste, and transport. The first phase of the work is a Call for Evidence, which will remain open until 4 February 2022.