mi2g marks 11 years
by naming the Global Big-20 Risks and Opportunities


London, UK - 28 February 2007, 00:01 GMT - mi2g is honoured to celebrate its eleventh birthday and marks the occasion by naming the Global Big-20 interlinked risks and opportunities of 2007 identified by the mi2g Intelligence Unit from within the following broad categories: climate chaos and environmental degradation; radical poverty; geo-politics, organised crime & extremism; advanced technologies -- genetics, informatics, nanotechnology, robotics & artificial intelligence; demographic skews; pandemics; and financial systems. The likelihood-scenarios, computed on probabilities of key trends for main opportunities and risks for 2007 -- based on mining the Internet and experts' analyses over the last year -- from across the world, show:

The World as One from Outer Space

1. Preventing the Escalation of the Israel-Palestine/Arab issue from becoming a wider Middle-East conflict = 82%

2. Balancing the Country Risk and Opportunity of China with India = 74%

3. Ethics, Inter-faith Dialogue & Living with Differences across the World = 72%

4. Escalating Rhetoric and Potential Crisis with Iran over Nuclear Proliferation and attendant Global Energy Pricing Instability = 64%

5. Climate Chaos's Impact on Rising number of Hurricanes, Typhoons, Floods and Water shortages worldwide = 58%

6. Ongoing conflict in Iraq with Rising Islamic Sectarian issues = 54%

7. Passenger Aviation & Transportation Crisis within the Civilian Sector with requirement for limited Military Intervention = 54%

8. Energy Security and High Volatility in the Price of Oil, Gold, US Dollar & Euro = 54%

9. Countering Climate Chaos through the Deployment of Alternative Energy Solutions -- Nuclear-, CNG, CHyNG, Hydrogen-, Hydro-, Wind-, Hybrid- Power = 44%

10. Spread of Pandemics including Avian Flu and/or Biosecurity hazards = 36%

11. Rising Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship solutions to counter complex global challenges = 36%

12. Countering Climate Chaos through Environmental Regulation = 32%

13. Behaviour modifying advancements in Search Engines, Semantic Web and Web 2.0 Deployment = 28%

14. Behaviour modifying advancements in Technology -- Biotechnology with Genetics, Informatics and Nanotechnology = 26%

15. Countering Climate Chaos by shifting priority on Sustainability ahead of Profits, & Accounting for Sustainability = 25%

16. Country Risk of a key European Union country suffering prolonged Civil Unrest, Strikes and Paralysis = 24%

17. Countering Climate Chaos by paying heed to IPCC, UNCCC, Kyoto Protocol warnings and directives worldwide = 22%

18. Countering Climate Chaos through Consumer Activism and Carbon Emissions Labelling of Products = 20%

19. Major Disruptive Innovation caused by new technology such as Quantum Computing or Cryptography = 20%

20. Rising Alignment of Philanthropy in Giving and Fiduciary Responsibility in making Ethical Investments = 20%

mi2g takes this opportunity to thank our friends, strategic allies and partners for helping us to evolve and to consolidate our presence in the global risk management arena. We also thank independent supporters and contributors to our philanthropic initiative ATCA -- The Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance -- run by the mi2g Intelligence Unit, which conducts collective dialogue on opportunities and threats arising from the Global Big-10 risks and opportunities. ATCA includes members from the House of Lords, House of Commons, European Parliament, US Congress & Senate, G10's Senior Government officials and and over 1,500 CEOs from financial institutions, scientific corporates and voluntary organisations as well as over 750 Professors from academic centres of excellence worldwide. ATCA reaches over 5,000 key decision makers from over 100 countries as of early 2007.

The Global Big-20 risks and opportunities of 2007, depend on enlightenment and renaissance thinking to address and to begin to resolve some of the seemingly intractable yet interlinked confrontations. As those inherent confrontations accelerate and feed off each other's momentum they possess the capability to damage and to disrupt the delicate global dynamic equilibrium on a number of fronts. Faced with this unpalatable prospect for humanity in the coming two decades or less, it is necessary to rethink strategically, which is the main aim of the global strategic dialogue established by mi2g through ATCA, our disruptive innovations as well as The Philanthropia.


We look forward to your further thoughts, observations and views. Thank you.

Best wishes

For and on behalf of DK Matai, Chairman, mi2g

Intelligence Unit | mi2g | tel +44 (0) 20 7712 1782 fax +44 (0) 20 7712 1501 | internet www.mi2g.net
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