WEF Global Risks Report top 5 risks involve climate & nature
The World Economic Forum has published the Global Risks Report 2020 which identifies the top global risks (uncertain events that if they occur would have significant negative effects on society within the next 10 years). The risks were ranked by completion of surveys by 1047 experts in economics (25%), technology (13%), geopolitics (12%), environment (9%) and other subjects, from business (38%), academia (21%), governments (15%), NGOs (13%) and other organisations. This year saw a shift towards environmental concerns, with the top 5 risks in terms of likelihood being extreme weather, climate action failure, natural disasters, biodiversity loss, and human-made natural disasters. Notably the top risk in terms of impact was climate action failure, followed by weapons of mass destruction, biodiversity loss, extreme weather and water crises.