Berto Jongman: Global Risks 2014 (1% View)

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Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

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
1 Fiscal crises in key economies
2 Structurally high unemployment/underemployment
3 Water crises
4 Severe income disparity
5 Failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation
6 Greater incidence of extreme weather events (e.g. floods, storms, fires)
7 Global governance failure
8 Food crises
9 Failure of a major financial mechanism/institution
10 Profound 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