News 21.02.2018

WEF Global Risks Report 2018 published

The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published its Global Risks Report 2018, to which both WMO and WCRP had provided input. It synthesizes expert evaluations on risks threatening at a global scale society, economies, populations, and/or the environment, as well as on their interconnections and temporal trends.

The 2018 issue and 13th edition of the Global Risks Report series prominently highlights threats and vulnerabilities related to extreme weather events, natural disasters, climate risks, and man-made environmental disasters amidst the overall range of risks humankind faces. Trend analyses demonstrate increasing risks to society within these environmental domains. Connectivity surveys relate such environmental threats to risks for food and water security as well as for social stability. The full Global Risks Report 2018, as well as the corresponding WEF news announcement including a video of the Report's release press conference, can be accessed from the WEF homepages.