Berto Jongman: Global Risks 2014 (1% View)

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Interesting — and a useful counterpoint to the top ten threats identified by the UN in 2004.* A single word, corruption, would seem to cover all ten.

Table 1: Ten Global Risks of Highest Concern in 2014

No.Global Risk
1Fiscal crises in key economies
2Structurally high unemployment/underemployment
3Water crises
4Severe income disparity
5Failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation
6Greater incidence of extreme weather events (e.g. floods, storms, fires)
7Global governance failure
8Food crises
9Failure of a major financial mechanism/institution
10Profound political and social instability

 World Economic Forum Global Risks 2014

* Poverty, Infectious Disease, Environmental Degradation, Inter-State Conflict, Civil War, Genocide, Other Atrocities, Proliferation, Terrorism, Transnational Crime

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