The world faces a set of risks that feel both wholly new and eerily familiar. The Global Risks Report 2023 explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade. As we stand on the edge of a low-growth and low-cooperation era, tougher trade-offs risk eroding climate action, human development and future resilience.

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World economic forum warns of looming ‘polycrisis’

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Hurricanes and floods bring $120bn in insurance losses in 2022

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I predicted the 2008 crash – these are the global ‘megathreats’ I can see now

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The world’s in a ‘polycrisis’ — and these countries want to quash it by looking beyond GDP

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Can banks stop climate change?

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