The Global Risks Report explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade, against a backdrop of rapid technological change, economic uncertainty, a warming planet and conflict. As cooperation comes under pressure, weakened economies and societies may only require the smallest shock to edge past the tipping point of resilience.
Environmental risks continue to dominate the risks landscape over all three time frames. Two-thirds of respondents in the Global Risks Perception Survey rank extreme weather as the top risk most likely to present a material crisis on a global scale in 2024. The impacts of extreme weather may deplete available economic resources to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Increasing vulnerabilities, brought about by resource stress, conflict and increasing polarization, could expose societies and whole economies to crime and corruption.
Link to publication announcement news: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2024/01/global-risk-report-2024-risks-are-growing-but-theres-hope/
Link to report: https://www.weforum.org/publications/global-risks-report-2024/