Global Future Council on the Future of Complex Risks

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Recent trends indicate a growing propensity for multiple, deeply interconnected crises - or polycrises - occurring simultaneously and creating progressively worsening tipping points, building towards global instability and complete upheavals in how societies and economies operate. Which risks are most likely to be interconnected and create complex risk clusters?

Azeem Azhar, Chief Executive Officer, Exponential View

Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Council Manager
Kevin Kohler, Insights Specialist, Global Risks Practice, World Economic Forum

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