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Horizon scanning: helping policy makers in an uncertain world

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Graphic showing a sunrise over an artificial horizon made up of hexagonal data

It isn’t easy to predict what we’re going to be doing in the future. In this article, Richard Sandford from the Government Office for Science sets out the core principles of Horizon Scanning and the techniques civil servants can use to make the future a less uncertain place.

International disaster risk reduction

Disaster risks will change over the coming decades. Some level of risk must be accepted, but we can do much more to manage that risk and to build resilience.  Natural hazards have always been with us. A devastating earthquake in …