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Natural disasters and climate among top risks for 2017: WEF

Matthew Neill 11 January 2017

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named extreme weather events, major natural disasters and climate change as three of the top 10 global risks for 2017.

In its annual Global Risks Report released today, the group said water crises and the failure of climate change mitigation and adaption were the most frequently cited environmental risks for the coming year.

While acknowledging the progress made on fighting climate change in 2016, the WEF warned the pace of reform remained insufficient, with...

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