Climate change & long term planning
Our world is changing and being shaped by megatrends. One of the most emerging megatrends is climate change. It is considered a multiplier for already existing threats and developments. To understand how organizations respond to climate change and how they take it into account in their long-term planning, Siemens and the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) have done research. It’s report has been published.
Climate change is considered one of the biggest global threats to human health of the 21st century. A recent study by the joint research centre of the European Union shows a vast increase in effects of weather-related disasters in this century. Climate change as a phenomenon is surrounded with much controversy and debate. Amidst this debate, there is nonetheless a general consensus among scientists, policymakers and the general public that climate change exists. There is a growing perception of the seriousness of climate change worldwide. It is important to note at this point that authors and associated organizations do not take a position in the debate; the general consensus is taken as a given fact.
The BCI, an organization representing professionals in Business Continuity, has joined forces with Siemens, a technology provider for critical infrastructure. In a joined survey professionals have been questioned about the ability to perform long-term continuity planning in their organizations. In the research special attention is paid to adaptation to climate change. The conclusions and interesting expert insights from Clingendael, TU Delft, the World Economic Forum, the BCI and Siemens are combined in a report.
The Siemens-BCI report can be downloaded here.
Since 2012 Siemens conducted surveys in Business continuity in the Netherlands. The reports from 2012, 2014 and 2017 (all in Dutch) are available for download.Click here...
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