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UNGA 76: Towards Uncommon Coalitions standard

The time has come to form uncommon coalitions—focused on action—to manage multifaceted global problems. Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to Insights This is not a drill. As heads of state gathers for the United Nations General Assembly marking the 76th anniversary of the venerable institution, the world seems ill-prepared to mount a meaningful response to the series of challenges arrayed against humanity. The event itself may be an unceremonious blend of in-person and virtual discussions among world leaders. The issues on the agenda are no longer faint matters on the horizon doomsayers, Cassandras, and superforecasters were warning about. These are now ever-present, multifaceted, and tangible risks not only ...

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BBC World Service: Business Matters, US Consumer Confidence Highest Since Pandemic standard

Chairman, Dante Disparte was featured on BBC's Business Matters. Listen now as he covers: the U.S. economic outlook, his Congressional testimony on climate change in Africa, global supply chains and French wine. Listen Here Consumer confidence is up, according to The Conference Board, an independent research group; Kathy Bostjancic from Oxford Economics tells us why. Alphabet the company that owns Google and Youtube has released its latest quarterly results which show advertising revenue rising at an unexpectedly sharp pace; Mike Issac from the New York Times tells us why. Also in the programme, the world's transition towards an electric car future is fuelling a rush for lithium, which is a primary component of the batteries. Chile is one of the world's ...

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Congressional Testimony to the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations standard

The House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Global Human Rights requested testimony from Dante Disparte, founder and chairman of Risk Cooperative and member of FEMA's National Advisory Council, on the Effects of Climate Change in Africa. The webcast was recorded and is publicly available.View WebcastView Written Testimony Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to ...

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NPR’s Consider This: Are We Ready For The Next One? The Striking Pandemic Warnings That Were Ignored standard

Dante Disparte, founder and chairman of Risk Cooperative and member of FEMA's National Advisory Council, explains how lessons from last year can help us in the next pandemic — and why warnings from former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama were not enough to prepare the U.S. for the coronavirus.Listen on NPR Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to ...

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All Things Considered with Audie Cornish: How This Last Year Can Help In Preparing For The Next Pandemic standard

When the 21st century saw its first pandemic, the simplest remedies were 4- or 500 years old - and yet, even on those very simple personal choices, we saw a lot of misinformation. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dante Disparte, founder and chairman of Risk Cooperative and member of FEMA's National Advisory Council, on how lessons from last year can help us in the next pandemic.Read Transcript or Listen on NPR Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to ...

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3 Global Health Achievements to Celebrate as We Mark COVID-19’s One-Year Anniversary standard

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us the world can accomplish a lot when countries work together. Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to Insights Dante Disparte, a member of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council, highlighted opportunities to learn from COVID-19 in the face of future pandemics in a recent report. These include the need to restore institutional trust, fund preventative measures, and ensure access to emergency health care. “The key to avoiding the specter of COVID-19 becoming a seasonal threat is to combat the effects and short termism of vaccine nationalism and to ensure globally available vaccines, particularly for developing and emerging countries,” Disparte told Global Citizen. “Against the threat of ...

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Understanding and Mitigating Climate Change Risks standard

A discussion about the roles of the private and public sector in managing systemic economic risks, especially the risk of climate change. Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to Insights Sanjay Patnaik, Director of the Center on Regulation and Markets and Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development in Economic Studies, recently sat down with Dante Disparte, the Co-founder and Chairman of Risk Cooperative and a member of the National Advisory Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Highlights from their conversation include: HOW CAN COMPANIES RESPOND TO CLIMATE RISK? Evidence of the economic costs of climate change can be found in the increasing prevalence and costs of climate ...

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California Hardwired Energy Security Into Code, And The World Should Follow Suit standard

Originally published about California in May 2018, this article could just as easily answer the question, "How can we build energy resilience and avoid future crises?" in the aftermath of Texas' devastating February 2021 energy failure. Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to Insights The state of California, recently anointed as the 5th largest economy in the world, is no stranger to complex risks.  From the infernal wildfires that set parts of the state ablaze claiming 43 lives and setting records in terms of costs, to the oscillation between droughts and infrastructure-threatening rain, set against perennial seismic risks, California has long been a proving ground for the innovations needed for societal ...

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Preparing for the next pandemic: Early lessons from COVID-19 standard

Even though pandemic preparedness and biodefense have had ardent and clarion supporters, COVID-19 proved how ill-prepared we were to combat a 100-year pandemic.  Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to Insights COVID-19 has caused more than 109 million confirmed cases, claimed more than 2.4 million lives, and even brought prosperous nations and well-run healthcare systems to their knees. Few countries have been spared. Even in the economically powerful U.S., the tension between maintaining social freedoms and engaging in efforts of collective defense against the virus has led to politicization (e.g., mask wearing, social distancing and vaccine refusal). Sadly, the U.S. is bearing the heaviest human toll from the virus with ...

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Climate Changed, But We Can Do Something About It standard

No country, community, or household (anywhere in the world) has been spared from the acute and attritional effects of climate change. So much so, that we must treat the words, henceforth, in the present tense, climate changed and the timeline for action in the here and now. Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to Insights It turns out the arc of climate change is short, and it bends towards 2℃ being a floor rather than a ceiling. For far too long the impacts and likelihood of man-made or anthropogenic climate change was placed on a distant horizon. This led to a general lack of societal action in both the ...

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