Gloomy outlook for global recovery, World Economic Forum survey finds By Reuters

Gloomy outlook for global recovery, World Economic Forum survey finds By Reuters
2/2 Gloomy outlook for global recovery, World Economic Forum survey finds © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A helicopter flies over the ski resort during the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse 2/2

By Carolyn Cohn

LONDON (Reuters) – Only one in 10 World Economic Forum members surveyed expects the global recovery to accelerate over the next three years, a poll of nearly 1,000 business, government and academic leaders found, with only one in six optimistic about the world outlook.

Climate change was seen as the number one danger by respondents in the WEF’s annual risks report on Tuesday, while erosion of social cohesion, livelihood crises and mental health deterioration were identified as risks which had increased the most since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Global leaders must come together and adopt a coordinated multi-stakeholder approach…

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