In its 2015 risk analysis report, the Swiss government has named an electricity shortage as the biggest risk facing the country, followed by a pandemic and a heat wave.
The report, issued by the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), cites the risk of a widespread power shortage due to a possible general electricity shortage of 30% during winter months. Such a scenario, the FOCP said, would lead to more than –CHF 100 billion ($105 billion) in damages to individuals and the economy.
The rest of the top ten risks the FOCP believes Switzerland could face include:
2. A pandemic
3. A heat wave
4. An earthquake
5. A regional power shortage
6. A storm
7. A telecommunications failure
8. A wave of refugees
9. A plane crash
10. A disease outbreak among animals