Climate Finance | January 19, 2018

Economic growth to the (climate) rescue?

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First the bad news. Environmental dangers — storms, earthquakes, fires and failed efforts to address climate change — will still threaten in 2018, according to a Global Risks Report from the World Economic Forum. Water shortages, refugee crises and cyberattacks are all part of the problem, as this map shows.

The good news? Strong economic growth could be part of the solution, the WEF said in a statement.

Among other bright spots: The surge in public and private players that stepped up commitments to the Paris Agreement after Trump said the U.S. would pull out.

Delve into the details in the Global Risks Report 2018 here.