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Future Work

Since 2009, GEM has led a global effort to improve the state of practice of earthquake hazard and risk assessment. GEM has developed open global databases, models and the OpenQuake software, and developed capacity for risk assessment worldwide.

What role will GEM play as the risk landscape and associated demand evolve between now and 2030?

OUR GOAL

Integrated risk and resilience solutions

With loss from natural catastrophic events projected to reach up to $2trn by 2030 (RMS, 2022) due to increasing global population, rapid urbanisation and extreme weather events, GEM’s strategic plan roadmap to 2030 aims to deliver integrated risk and resilience solutions in line with the Sendai Framework and Sustainable Development Goals to address this challenge.

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APPROACH & STRATEGY

Key elements

  • Maintain earthquake expertise and global leadership

  • Develop and support user groups for key products

  • Expand organisational and scientific partnerships

  • Strengthen product and services development

  • Advance core capability toward multi-hazard, future-risk models and maps

  • Integrate risk and resilience solutions for downstream users

ROADMAP TO 2030 TARGETS

toward integrated risk and resilience solutions

Earthquakes and secondary hazards

  • Advanced earthquake and secondary earthquake hazards modelling

  • Future exposure, vulnerability and risk

  • Country and global portfolio loss assessment

Multi-hazard and systemic risk assessment

  • Multi-hazard risk modelling: earthquake, flood, severe wind, wildfire

  • Cascading risk: infrastructure networks and critical facilities

  • Multi-hazard risk assessments at urban to national scale

Integrated risk and resilience solutions

  • Hazard and risk metrics and indicators for risk managers and policy makers

  • Multi-hazard, future-risk models and maps

  • Hazard and risk information for downstream users

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COLLABORATION FRAMEWORK

working within the disaster risk reduction ecosystem

A schematic of GEM’s place within the disaster risk reduction ecosystem. It illustrates GEM’s relationships to product users and stakeholders in the broader disaster risk reduction community. Framing the ecosystem are the global drivers and GEM principles, which guide GEM’s overall direction and strategy toward its goal of a world that is resilient to earthquakes and other hazards.

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Sponsorship

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Projects

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Donation

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Technical Cooperation
& Research

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Bespoke Products &
Services

HOW TO SUPPORT OUR WORK

various ways to support our work

GEM offers flexible mechanisms to enable potential partners to contribute to its ongoing and future work programs. Partners and collaborators can enter into sponsorships, project partnerships and service agreements, and can select the level of engagement based on their needs and requirements.

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STRATEGIC PLAN
AND ROADMAP TO 2030

GEM’s overall objective to 2030 is to develop capabilities and to serve the broader need for integrated risk assessment for resilience and sustainability due to globally increasing vulnerability and exposure of populations to natural hazards, including from climate change. To get a complete view of our future programs, download our brochure below.