What you need to know about global catastrophic risks in 2020
In 2020, COVID-19 catapulted catastrophic risks and their governance into the global consciousness. The warning signs have been increasingly strong as humans disrupt biodiversity, come into close contact with virus-carrying creatures and travel intensively throughout the world.
The Global Challenges Foundation’s Annual Report aims to give an overview of all the greatest threats to humanity, to track developments in the issues, to highlight their interconnectedness and to explore how they are being managed at the global level. The essays illustrate, more than ever, the complex linkages between these global risks and how they can reinforce each other.
The Global Challenges courses at SSE are directed from Misum, the Mistra Center of Sustainable Markets and actively involve in teaching many departments at SSE. The sequence is facilitated by funding from the Global Challenges Foundation. Maria Perrotta Berlin is the program’s Development Director.