Uncertain but inevitable: the expert-policy-political nexus and high-impact risks

Climate change Pandemics Risk assessment Risk Disasters New Zealand

This report exposes gaps in New Zealand’s risk management ecosystem and argues that countries need to rethink how they prepare for and manage high-impact risks. The report also discusses risk assessment and perception, cognitive bias, and explores issues of accountability. It uses recent New Zealand experiences as examples, although the underlying principles are generic. It does not focus on a particular event but instead explores the general issues that have been of concern by both the expert and components of the policy community.


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