About this series
The aim of this series is to provide a forum for work by academics and practitioners of risk assessment and risk management from varied disciplines and sectors on the identification, evaluation and governance of emerging global risks.
The work presented in the series draws on projects undertaken by the International Risk Governance Council and, particularly, projects conducted under the leadership of members of the IRGC’s Scientific and Technical Council.
Books published in the series will be of interest to policy and decision makers around the world in government, industry, and civil society, as well as to academics and students working in this field.
The IRGC is an independent organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, whose purpose is to help the understanding and management of emerging global risks that have impacts on hunun health and safety, the environment, the economy and society at large. IRGC’s work includes developing concepts of risk governance, anticipating major risk issues and providing risk governance policy recommendations for key decision makers.
IRGC’s goal is to bring the principles of integrated risk governance of important emerging, systemic risks to the highest levels of decision making. It believes that by combining forces, governments, industry, academia and international and large non- governmental organisations can together develop and implement the best options for governing global risks as well as maximise public trust in the process. Coordinated and coherent policy making, regulation, research agendas and communication will be required.
The IRGC’s priorities and project work are identified andled by our Board and Scientific & Technical Council. Both groups are composed of renowned business people, policy makers and academic leaders representing countries throughout the world; the membership of both bodies may be found on the adjacent pages.
Further information on IRGC, our current and past projects, and our sources of income, may be obtained from our website www.irgc.org.