The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. This generational split may impact the way risks are prioritized and delt with going forward.

Yet below the surface lurks a number of serious and potentially devastating risks, according to the World Economic Forum, which released its annual global risks … 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 … For the first time, climate-related issues dominated the top-five likely risks over the next decade, according to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) new annual "Global Risks …

Each year the Global Risks Report works with experts and decision-makers across the world to identify and analyze the most pressing risks that we face. The Global Risks Report 2019 Share The 14th edition of the Global Risks Report, prepared by the World Economic Forum with the support of Marsh & McLennan Companies and other partners, examines the evolving macro-level risk landscape and highlights major threats that may disrupt the world in 2019 and over the next decade. Circle of Blue curates the water maps. For the first time in the history of the Global Risks Perception Survey, environmental concerns dominate the top long-term risks by likelihood among members of the World Economic Forum’s multistakeholder community; three of the top five risks by impact are also environmental (see Figure I, The Evolving Risks Landscape 2007–2020). From the environment to international security and the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 finds risks on the rise in 2016. In terms of the severity of impact over the next 10 years, the top risk was deemed to be the failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation. First, in evaluating risks, the focus of the survey and types of questions makes a difference.

New Delhi: The World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Risks Report 2020’ released Wednesday notes that for the first time in the report’s 10-year-history all of the top five issues that are likely to impact the world this year are environmental.

The Global Risks Report 2019 is published against a backdrop of worrying geopolitical and geo-economic tensions. As the pace of change accelerates, and as risk interconnections deepen, this year’s report highlights the growing strain we are placing on many of the global systems we rely on. The “top five global risks in terms of likelihood” are — extreme weather conditions, climate action failure, natural disasters, biodiversity loss and human-made natural … The 15th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report is published as critical risks are manifesting. The Risks-trends Interconnections Map 2017; The Global Risks Interconnections Map 2017; The matrix of top 5 risks from 2007 to 2017; The Global Risks Landscape 2017; Global Risks of Highest Concern for Doing Business 2017. Image: World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2020. Learn more about global risks and systemic connections through the World Economic Forum Strategic Intelligence Maps. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. Note: Global risks may not be strictly comparable across years, as definitions and the set of global risks have evolved with new issues emerging on the 10-year horizon.

All of the top five risks facing the world are now linked to the climate crisis, according to the World Economic Forum. The Global Risks Report 2019. The World Economic Forum is sounding alarm bells on climate change, with environmental risks occupying the group’s top five long-term concerns for the first time on record.