World leaders in Davos to focus on risks to humanity

Emerging threats to humanity will be on the agenda when the world’s political and business leaders meet in Davos, Switzerland, this week.

The 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum aims to find solutions for global risks – including environmental challenges and those posed by new technologies.

«The risks of the last 10 years were all about economy. Those in the next 10 will be about societal and environmental issues,» said Axel P. Lehmann of Zurich Insurance, at the launch last week of a WEF report that polled the opinions of 900 experts, including researchers, politicians and business leaders.