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Posted on 12.01.2022
Davos Forum » Climate change is the number one threat facing the world, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). In the short term, societal divisions, household income crises and mental health are also of concern.
Among the hundreds of specialists interviewed, most believe that the economic recovery will remain “volatile” and “uneven” for the next three years, says the organization in its annual report on threats in the world, published yesterday in Geneva. Only one in six is optimistic and 10% think it can be accelerated.
The WEF again calls on leaders to collaborate more and anticipate longer-term challenges. Among the threats over the next ten years, climate failure, extreme weather conditions or loss of biodiversity rank first.
As the pandemic entering its third year, infectious diseases only arrive in sixth place. Like last year, the WEF annual meeting in Davos (GR) had to be postponed due to the situation with the new omicron variant and is now scheduled for early summer. ATS