Global Risks Report 2022: What you need to know

-Environmental risks dominate the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2022 – for both the short and long term.

-Climate-change related risks also account for three of the top risks by severity in the next 10 years.

-The global risks horizon changes over the next two to 10 years, as the cascading impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt.

-Less than 16% of respondents to the Global Risks Perception Survey are ‘optimistic’ or ‘positive’ about the outlook for the world.

Global Risks Report 2022

Two years on from the first COVID-19 cases, countries are reporting record infections due to the Omicron variant, but the pandemic pales compared to the long-term risks the world faces from climate change.

This is the sobering view of nearly 1,000 risk experts and global leaders in business, government and civil society in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2022.

Climate action failure, extreme weather events, and biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse were considered the top three of the top 10 global risks by severity over the next 10 years in the annual Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS).

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