Spotlight on risk series

“Spotlight on risk” is IRGC’s series of short articles that looks at current events and issues through a risk governance lens.


A risk-risk assessment framework for Solar Radiation Modification
Volcano in Costa Rica with smoke at the top

15.07.2021 – Concern about the increasingly high-probability, high-impact risks posed by global warming is driving the exploration of new techniques to artificially cool the planet… (read online) (download PDF)


Combatting climate change through a portfolio of approaches
01.07.2021 – Given the urgency of deploying all possible ways to combat climate change, and in light of lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak that it was a mistake to ignore signals … (read online) (download PDF)

Risk governance and the rise of deepfakes
12.05.2021 – Deepfakes first came to prominence less than five years ago. Since then, they have surged in quantity and quality, becoming both a source of viral entertainment and of concern… (read online) (download PDF)

Intensifying space activity calls for increased scrutiny of risks
14.04.2021 – As the pace of space activities accelerates and societies become more reliant on space-based systems, the associated risks… (read online) (download PDF)

Using proof of personhood to tackle social media risks
15.03.2021 – The ease of creating fake virtual identities plays an important role in shaping the way information—and misinformation—circulates online… (read online) (download PDF)

Low-carbon transition risk
01.08.2020 – As evidence of climate change mounts, the urgency increases of transitioning to a low-carbon economy… (read online) (download pdf)

COVID-19 contact tracing: efficacy and privacy
01.05.2020 – One effect of the Covid-19 crisis has been to require policymakers to go through various stages of the risk governance… (read online) (download pdf)

COVID-19: A risk governance perspective
01.04.2020 – One effect of the Covid-19 crisis has been to require policymakers to go through various stages of the risk governance… (read online) (download pdf)