We’re saved! World Economic Forum hosts ‘Davos Agenda’ which will include ‘climate action’ – Gore, Kerry, Fauci among the participants
Davos Agenda 2022 sessions and launches
Conversations will focus on critical collective challenges across several key areas:
Climate action failure, extreme weather and biodiversity loss are ranked the top three most-severe risks for the world over the next decade, according to the Forum’s Global Risks Report 2022, published 11 January 2022.
For a brief moment, a drop in emissions in 2020 proved climate action is possible – and the collective response to COVID-19 is evidence that, if we work together, it’s not too late to save the planet. This requires reaching net zero, achieving the energy transition, committing to circular economies and sustainable consumption and – above all – putting climate and nature at the heart of recovery plans.
On 7 January, Klaus Schwab published his latest book, The Great Narrative, co-authored with Thierry Malleret. Based on interviews with 50 of the world’s leading thinkers, the book explores how we can build a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.
The programme will also feature speakers including:
- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
- Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
- José Pedro Castillo Terrones, President of Peru
- Ivan Duque, President of Colombia
- Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health of the United States of America
- Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of Egypt
- Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- Alejandro Giammattei, President of Guatemala
- Al Gore, Vice-President of the United States (1993-2001) and Chairman and Co-Founder, Generation Investment Management
- Paulo Guedes, Minister of Economy of Brazil
- Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information Communication Technology and Innovation of Rwanda
- Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
- John F. Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate of the United States of America