Future Earth is conducting the Global Risks Scientists’ Perception survey to facilitate greater dialogue among science, business, and policy around building solutions to global risks. We know that global risks are increasingly complex, uncertain, systemic, and dynamic. To tackle them effectively we will need strong, transdisciplinary understanding and action on global risks. This survey will complement the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual Global Risks Report, which reports on the global risk perceptions of leaders from business, economics, and government. The Future Earth survey will contribute to the discourse on global risks that has been shaped through WEF’s important work in this space with an international analysis of scientists’ perceptions of global risks, of the current knowledge base on these risks, and on clusters of risks with the potential to act synergistically.
Through future iterations of the survey, we aim to not only enrich these discussions, but to move the narrative towards solutions and risk mitigation. We seek informed thinkers across scientific disciplines and institutional types to participate in this survey. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and will remain open until October 11, 2019.
Associate Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston; Director of Center for Governance and Sustainability and Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project, USA