Policy Brief #02: Towards a Concept and Framework for Governing Complex Emergencies

Date of publication
Metropolis, UCLG and LSE
Climate adaptation & mitigation
Metropolitan Governance
Citizen engagement
Type of resources
Policy Brief
The publication presented here gives some insights on how to govern complex emergencies, tailored to the needs of cities and regional governments. This report defines what Complex Emergencies are and how they are differentiated; then, goes from Grand Challenges to Complex Emergencies; and finally, gives a Framework for Governing Complex Emergencies.

Emergencies have become an increasingly prominent concern for societies and governments around the world. Not only have the last decades seen a considerable frequency of natural and man-made disasters, but there is also an increasing impact of individual extreme events. Current assessments predict that both the frequency and level of impact of these disasters are likely to increase over the coming years.

The Policy Brief #02 is part of the Emergency Governance Initiative (EGI) led by Metropolis, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This initiative investigates the institutional dimensions of rapid and radical action in response to global emergencies.
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