Emerging approaches to protecting elephants is one of the main themes at this year's meeting
Follow the main Davos meetings from your laptop or tablet
Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will be at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos starting Tuesday. Here is how you can follow it without even being there.
Indeed, this year’s Global Risks Report puts a spotlight on the environment. Four of the top five risks in terms of impact are environmental, and all have a higher-than-average likelihood of occurrence.
Worryingly, these risks are now tangibly affecting human wellbeing, including our health and economic prosperity.
Building a shared future that better predicts extreme risks and fosters the resilience needed to mitigate their effects is essential. So too is our ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which cause atmospheric warming and fuel more powerful storms, floods and droughts.
Many of the solutions to these challenges already exist, but implementing them is complicated and challenging. This year’s official programme in Davos focuses on cultivating the foresight, leadership and action plans needed to meet the needs of people within the means of the planet.
A window of opportunity to ramp up efforts before 2020 could yield significant future benefits, with the implementation of the Paris climate accord, and new agendas being defined for oceans, forests and biodiversity. Technology will play an increasing role to scale impact fast.
If you’d like to keep an eye on the Davos agenda as it unfolds, with our biggest environmental programme to date, here are some of the principle themes for this year’s meeting and the top sessions you can watch online. You can also follow the World Economic Forum – Environment Facebook page.
Leadership for shared prosperity
⦁ A Sprint to 2020: How can emerging market leadership drive action on the sustainable development and climate agenda in the lead up to 2020?
⦁ Investing for Impact: How do we unlock private capital to scale social and environmental impact and accelerate progress on the sustainable development goals?