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The Science of Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

The price of meeting net zero is estimated to be between $100-150 trillion over the next 30 years. Regardless of this cost, we need to reach net zero before climate change does irreversible damage to the environment and the economy.

ESG, Sustainability and Impact Jargon Buster

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The Science of Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

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Managing Threats

Managing Threats

Mandy Hickson

25 years: Ex-RAF pilot & leadership expert

Threats can be defined as any situation, event, or circumstance that occurs outside of your influence and which may affect the safety of an operation. Mandy discusses the different ways to avoid, trap and mitigate these threats.

Threats can be defined as any situation, event, or circumstance that occurs outside of your influence and which may affect the safety of an operation. Mandy discusses the different ways to avoid, trap and mitigate these threats.

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Managing Threats

11 mins 31 secs

Overview

All large organisations conduct regular threat analysis. But how many had a worldwide pandemic in their top 3 threats? Some threats can’t be completely avoided but they can be mitigated with the right plans in place.

Key learning objectives:

  • Determine the root causes of the majority of workplace accidents

  • Understand the best way to manage a threat

  • Identify the two different types of threats

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Summary

What are the two different types of threats?

  1. Observable Threats - For example in aviation, a strong crosswind
  2. Latent Threats - Factors residing in the system, organisation or individual that increase risk & are not directly observable in operations

What are the causes of most accidents in organisations?

Most accidents can be traced to one or more of four failure domains:

  1. Organisational influences
  2. Supervision
  3. Preconditions
  4. Specific acts

For example, in aviation, preconditions for unsafe acts include fatigued air crew or improper communications practices. Unsafe supervision encompasses for example, pairing inexperienced pilots on a night flight into known adverse weather. Organisational influences encompass such things as reduction in expenditure on pilot training in times of financial austerity.

What is the best way to manage a threat?

The best way to manage threats in any environment is to “Avoid, trap and mitigate” the threats. To avoid the threat it's all about Prevention and preparation. Plan for the worst case scenario. Have an action plan to minimise risk. Prepare for a crisis. Have in place a reputation monitoring system to identify emerging threats.

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Mandy Hickson

Mandy Hickson

Mandy Hickson was one of the first female fighter pilots in the Royal Air Force having joined in 1994. Mandy has over 25 years experience within aviation, operating in hostile environments, including patrolling the ‘No Fly’ zone, flying over 50 combat missions over Iraq. Drawing on her experience of calculated risk-taking, leadership, decision-making under pressure and the critical role of the human in the system, Mandy now transfers these lessons from the cockpit to many other management and leadership contexts.

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