“What are the most significant long-term risks worldwide?” When asked this question, the world’s top executives in 2015 rated environmental risks, first and foremost water crises, higher than all other risks - including infectious diseases, interstate conflict or energy price shocks. The World Economic Forum’s report thus gave new impetus to include environmental issues in the annual WEF meetings in Davos, where business leaders, economists, journalists and practitioners meet to discuss global questions related to economic development. This year’s WEF takes place from 17 to 20 January and is an opportunity to address environment, conflict and cooperation.
The World Economic Forum is a foundation based in Cologny, Geneva (Switzerland). More information can be found on the World Economic Forum's website.