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Global Risks Report 2024

The Global Risks Report, developed in collaboration with Marsh McLennan and Zurich Insurance Group, explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade, against a backdrop of rapid technological change, economic uncertainty, a warming planet and conflict. As cooperation comes under pressure, weakened economies and societies may only require the smallest shock to edge past the tipping point of resilience.

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Travel & Tourism Development Index 2024

The Travel & Tourism Development Index (TTDI) 2024 is the second edition of an index that evolved from the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) series, a flagship index of the World Economic Forum that has been in production since 2007. The TTDI is part of the Forum’s broader work with industry and government stakeholders to build a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient future for economies and local communities.
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This report, published in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, highlights the pivotal role of cities in leading the global fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. Coordinated city action for nature is not only vital to achieving the goals set by the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), but also strategically necessary given the climate-, health- and infrastructure-related urban challenges arising from existing unbalanced relationships with nature and the biosphere.
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The automotive industry is undergoing its most challenging transformation in over a century. The role of software in this transformation is so prominent that the new generation of vehicles are being referred to as “software-defined vehicles”. This paper provides a path to better streamline existing industry work on the vehicle software platform.
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Plastic pollution is a defining environmental crisis of our time. In March 2022, 175 countries adopted a historic resolution at the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) to develop an international, legally binding agreement on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment.
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Translating Critical Raw Material Trade into Development Benefits

Demand for critical raw materials for the energy transition is soaring. Many countries are now engaging in state-to-state arrangements to encourage new project development and supply resilience in critical minerals. This white paper maps major examples of these arrangements.
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Oral health is critical for overall health and well-being, with direct links to other major health conditions including diabetes, heart disease and poor mental health. Poor oral health also has a negative impact on the global economy, and with oral diseases affecting an estimated 3.5 billion people each year, their economic burden totals $710 billion annually around the world.
This report, published in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, highlights the pivotal role of cities in leading the global fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. Coordinated city action for nature is not only vital to achieving the goals set by the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), but also strategically necessary given the climate-, health- and infrastructure-related urban challenges arising from existing unbalanced relationships with nature and the biosphere.
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Plastic pollution is a defining environmental crisis of our time. In March 2022, 175 countries adopted a historic resolution at the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) to develop an international, legally binding agreement on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment.
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The Travel & Tourism Development Index (TTDI) 2024 is the second edition of an index that evolved from the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) series, a flagship index of the World Economic Forum that has been in production since 2007. The TTDI is part of the Forum’s broader work with industry and government stakeholders to build a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient future for economies and local communities.
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The automotive industry is undergoing its most challenging transformation in over a century. The role of software in this transformation is so prominent that the new generation of vehicles are being referred to as “software-defined vehicles”. This paper provides a path to better streamline existing industry work on the vehicle software platform.
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By 2030, the economic opportunity afforded by Earth observation (EO) insights is projected to surpass $700 billion while directly contributing to the abatement of 2 gigatonnes of greenhouse gases annually, marking an era of unprecedented potential in monitoring and analysing Earth from space.
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The energy transition will cause big shifts in dependencies – away from oil and other fossil fuels, and towards a raft of critical minerals such as lithium and copper. Will this trading of places have dangerous political and environmental consequences? This paper, authored by the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on the Future of Energy Transition, offers a broad framework for answering this question.
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