From the prospect of the United States teetering over a metaphorical “fiscal cliff” to all too real natural disasters wreaking havoc in Manila or Manhattan, risks of every kind have loomed large over the last year. Tomorrow, the World Economic Forum’s Risk Response Network will publish its Global Risks 2013 report, capturing a broad swathe of expert opinion on the most pressing risks to face mankind over the coming decade.
By identifying 50 global risks – from water supply crises to fiscal imbalances – and tracking every year how they are perceived in terms of likelihood, impact and interconnections, the report takes the pulse of a world facing complex and ever-evolving threats. Its aim is to help decision makers across society to better understand – and so withstand – global risks.
The 2013 report, which polled over 1,000 experts around the world, will be published on Tuesday, January 8 at 11am CET. Ahead of this, join the discussion by taking our poll on which risks concern you the most, or please feel free to leave your comments below.
Image: A couple embraces in front of a home damaged by superstorm Sandy in the Queens borough region of Belle Harbor, New York.