WEF 2018: CREATING A SHARED FUTURE IN A FRACTURED WORLD

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Once again, the world is gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic forum (WEF)’s annual meeting themed “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” The meeting will run from 23rd to 26th January, 2018 and you can  watch sessions live or catch up on https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2018. Interesting, the WEF’s Global Risk Perceptions Survey ranks […]

ONE PLANET – IT’S ALL WE’VE GOT!

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On 12th December, 2017, exactly two years after the historic Paris Agreement was concluded, the world (at least most of it) gathered in Paris, France for the One Planet Summit. A main focus of the event is “to determine how those working in public and private finance can innovate to support and accelerate our common […]

TRUMP PRESIDENCY & CLIMATE CHANGE

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‘What does a Trump Presidency mean for Climate Change?’ That is the question on the minds of many. With a track record of skepticism and outright denial, it is still not very clear what exactly US President-elect, Donald J. Trump plans to do in terms of Climate Change. Unfortunately, Climate Change rarely came up during […]

TACKLING POVERTY AND CLIMATE CHANGE BY NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA

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This article by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance in Nigeria says it all. In this piece, Dr Okonjo-Iweala makes a strong and compelling case for Climate Action. As long as there is more lip service than pragmatic adaptation measures to deal with the consequences of Climate Change, developing […]

THE 2015 PARIS AGREEMENT EXPLAINED

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As I write this article, the whole world is in Marrakesh, Morocco for the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference called Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 holding from 7th – 18th November, 2016. It is here that the 1st Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement […]