Riscos Ambientais

Publication of the "Global Risks Report 2018"

Report prepared by the World Economic Forum, published in January 2018

The World Economic Forum presents the latest Global Risks Report at a transformational time for the world. Encouraging signs suggest that we have put the worst financial crisis of the post–World War II period behind us. Globally, people are enjoying the highest standards of living in human history.

However, environmental risks have grown in prominence over the 13-year history of the Global Risks Report, and this trend continued in the latest GRPS. Among the most pressing environmental challenges facing us are extreme weather events and temperatures; accelerating biodiversity loss; pollution of air, soil and water; failures of climate-change mitigation and adaptation; and transition risks as we move to a low-carbon future.