In addition to the failures in the actions against the climate change, the world will face the impact of erosion on social cohesion, survival crises and persistent global infectious diseases. These are the main risks that the world will face in the next decade according to insurers and risk managers consulted by the Global Economic Forum (WEF for its acronym in English).
Among the risks, identified in the Globla Risk Report 2022, they also highlight a mental health crisis, a consequence of the closure of the economies after the health events and the uncertainty due to the evolution of the pandemic.
As happens every year, the experts consulted by the WEF identify the five most severe risks for the economic, environmental, geopolitical, social and technological sectors.
The one that heads the list of the economic segment is that of debt crisis, which occupies the ninth position of the 10 most mentioned.
It should be remembered that for five years, the same panel of experts in the precision in the diagnosis of this report, can be weighed when remembering that since 2016, they warned that there was a high probability that a pandemic will occur in a period of 5 to 10 years.
“A lethal flu whose spread will be the result of global travel and tourism patterns (…) the impacts will include a severe deterioration in the flow of tourism, other service industries as well as the manufacturing and retail supply chains ”, they warned in the Global Risk Report of the year 2016, released by the WEF a few days before its Davos Forum.
This report is usually released one week before the Davos forum, which for the second consecutive year will be held virtually and whose meeting of leaders in person has been moved to next summer.