This file photo taken on January 25, 2018 A general view taken shows the Davos Congress Centre, the venue of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF), in the town of Davos, eastern Switzerland. AFP / Miguel MEDINA
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Environmental issues dominate the global risks for top decision-makers over the coming decade, organizers of next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos said Wednesday.For the first time in the survey's 10-year history, environmental issues were the top five risks in the long-term outlook.The biggest risk identified by 750 global experts and decision-makers questioned in the Global Risks Report 2020 was the possibility of extreme weather events, such as floods or storms. The other four risks were the failure to properly plan for climate change, man-made environmental disasters such as oil spills, major biodiversity loss and the associated collapse of the ecosystem, and finally natural disasters such as earthquakes or tsunamis.
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