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Global Risks Landscape 2011

The Global Risks Landscape 2011 sets out all the risks the authors see in the world on a matrix which positions the various risks by their perceived impact on the global economy and by the perceived likelihood of their happening. It’s part of the Executive Summary of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2011.

chartIt made it to this Friday File because it has a cool looking chart which prompted Rob Hopkins of the Brockville Climate Action Group to write about resilience and global risks.  He points out that the World Economic Forum suggests that the three key risks over the next 10 years are energy price volatility, climate change and economic crises. But the financial crisis has reduced global economic resilience, the report states, while increasing geopolitical tension and heightened social concerns suggest that both governments and societies are less able than ever to cope with global challenges.

Perhaps a heavy topic for a Friday File, but do have a look at the chart. As Rob suggests, it’s pretty cool!

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