Global Risks

Visualized: A global risk assessment of 2022 and beyond

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Societal risks have worsened across the globe since COVID-19. Image: UNSPLASH/Ben White

Carmen Ang
Writer, Visual Capitalist
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An infographic showing a timeline of global risks in 2022.
When do major global threats become a worldwide problem? Image: Visual Capitalist

Chart showing immediate risks to society.
Almost a third of respondents said extreme weather is the most immediate societal risk. Image: Visual Capitalist

A chart showing medium-term risks to society.
Failure to act on the climate crisis was considered the greatest risk in the medium term. Image: Visual Capitalist

What is the World Economic Forum doing to manage emerging risks from COVID-19?

Chart showing long-term risks to society.
Climate change inaction is considered the biggest long-term threat to society. Image: Visual Capitalist

A chart showing international risk mitigation efforts.
Respondents think we are the most unprotected against AI and cross-border cyber attacks. Image: Visual Capitalist

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