The Global Risks Report 2020
Following a year of floods and droughts, when fires ravaged Australia and the Amazon, and teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was chosen as Time’s Person of the Year, it is perhaps little wonder that environmental issues dominate leaders’ concerns for the future.
The latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020 shows climate change is the stand-out long-term risk the world faces. In fact, respondents to the Global Risks Perception Survey, which underpins the report, rank issues related to global warming – such as extreme weather and biodiversity loss – as the top five risks in terms of likelihood over the coming decade. This is the first time one category has occupied all of the top slots since the report was launched in 2006.
Directly after climate change issues rank threats of the digital world like cyberattacks and digital fraud.
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