World Economic Forum 2023 Global Risk Report: A(nother) Warning About Climate’s Potential Impact on the Global Economy

January 20, 2023

In advance of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting now taking place in Davos, Switzerland, the WEF released its 2023 Global Risks Report to “highlight[] the multiple areas where the world is at a critical inflection point,” including the many climate-related risks facing the global economy. The 18th edition of the report drew from analysis of over 1,200 experts across academia, business, and government and found that over 50% of the top-10 risks to global stability come from environmental factors, including natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, natural resource crises, and the loss of biodiversity and ecosystems.

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