EARTH EX – London and Glasgow. Building resilience for global scale complex catastrophes

EARTH EX – London and Glasgow. Building resilience for global scale complex catastrophes

 

A ‘black sky hazard’ is defined by the EIS Council as ‘a catastrophic event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of our critical infrastructures in multiple regions for long durations’. How well prepared are we for such an event? The impacts of a major loss of electricity supply would rapidly expand into water, communications, food supply, finance, and beyond. The Resilience Shift is pleased to have partnered with the pioneers at the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EIS Council) to explore how a simulated catastrophic scenario encourages multi-sector stakeholders to think about their role within the whole system and challenge their response and recovery plans.

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Resource Details

Authors:
The Resilience Shift;
Electric Infrastructure Security Council

Published:
May 2019

Length:
36 pages

Tags:
Black Sky
Critical Infrastructure
Electric Sector
Power Outage
Water Sector
Workshop Summaries

Table of Contents

Foreword
Contents
Executive summary
Introduction
1. Exercise design, goals and framing
2. EARTH EX London and Glasgow: detailed report
3. Facilitated exercise discussion
Hazards
Catastrophe in a G7 nation: impact across the globe
Challenges and priorities for sustaining critical sectors
Implications for the finance sector
Implications for the electric and water sectors
Additional speakers
4. Next steps: EARTH EX III, 2019
5. Summing up

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