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Climate resilience: More than a third of Londoners think city can’t cope with natural disasters

Business resilience should be a core company strategy, so why are businesses struggling to take action?

A recent survey showed that only 51% of U.S. business decision makers say their organization is definitely as resilient as it needs to be against disruptions such as cyber threats. In addition, the survey showed that 96% of U.S. business decision makers claim business resilience should be a core company strategy.

If 96% of business decision makers realize this, why are organizations still struggling to protect themselves against cybercrime and technology-based disruption?…

 

Climate resilience: More than a third of Londoners think city can’t cope with natural disasters

More than a third of Londoners are worried the city’s infrastructure will struggle to protect them from natural disasters, according to a new study released today by AECOM.

The infrastructure and engineering giant questioned more than 10,000 people across 10 international cities, and found 37 per cent of people in London do not feel confident in its ability to cope with extreme weather disasters such as flooding.  Only citizens of Toronto registered a lower level of confidence, while people in Riyadh ranked top for their level of confidence in the city’s ability to cope with natural disasters.

When asked what London’s top development priorities should be in the coming years, investment in sustainability and climate resilience came top of the list, with improvements to recycling, water use, and installation of solar power the most popular, followed by upgrades to public transport and utility networks.

This was mirrored in the results of the global survey, where improving a city’s environmental sustainability was ranked by 16.7 per cent of respondents as the most important infrastructure improvements for the future, the highest proportion for any single choice…

 

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