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Royal Society fellow calls for metrics on disaster resilience

Georgina Mace, the chairwoman of the Royal Society’s working group on resilience to extreme weather, has said that there are still many challenges for those trying to create effective disaster-resilience policies.

In a post on the Royal Society’s science policy blog on 25 January, Mace, a professor of biodiversity and ecosystems at University College London, outlined the impact of the society’s Resilience to Extreme Weather report, which was published a year ago.

Mace said that there had been much more clarity of thinking about the concept of resilience in science and policy discussions since the report was published.

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