Issues Map 2009
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How to read the issues map: Issues with high uncertainty and high impact (in the upper right corner - "critical uncertainties") include these, which will most benefit from multi-stakeholder dialogue and scenario analysis. The issues on the high-impact/low uncertainty side are these where immediate action finds easy consensus (bottom right - "need for action"). The low impact/low uncertainty issues include issues of perceived lesser importance but also "weak signals", which may be issues that are still badly understood. Further, the urgency of an issue is proportional to the size of its bubble. Finally, the four different categories of issues - macroeconomic risks, geopolitics, business environment and energy vision - are represented in four different colours.