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Donald Trump is hampering fight against climate change, WEF warns

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Donald Trump is accused of hampering the fight against global warming and ecological damage. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

World Economic Forum outlines huge increase in all five eco risks since the US president assumed office

January 18, 2018 — The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community. Continue reading Donald Trump is hampering fight against climate change, WEF warns

US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns

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Donald Trump is accused of hampering the fight against global warming and ecological damage. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump’s time in office has coincided with huge increase to all five eco risks surveyed

January 17, 2018 — The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community. Continue reading US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns

7 in 10 millennials would welcome refugees in their own country – survey

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SEEKING REFUGE. Rohingya migrants sit in a boat as they’re towed closer to land by fishermen, off the coast near the city of Geulumpang in Indonesia’s East Aceh district of Aceh province, before being rescued on May 20, 2015. AFP Photo

Some 74% of the 31,000 millennials surveyed says they are emphatic with the situation of the refugees, data from the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Shapers Annual Survey reveal

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 29, 2017) — Millennials are more emphatic of refugees’ situation and would want their governments to welcome them in their countries, an international survey said. Continue reading 7 in 10 millennials would welcome refugees in their own country – survey

Don’t ignore young people – we’re key to fighting climate change

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Only 11% of the globe’s NGOs employ a designated part-time or full-time social media manager. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Young people are consumers, employees, employers and future leaders but few NGOs take full advantage of the best space to reach us – social media

June 13, 2017 — For the world leaders, negotiators and advisers who gathered in Paris in November 2015, the news that the US is withdrawing from the COP 21 climate accord must have felt like a body blow. Continue reading Don’t ignore young people – we’re key to fighting climate change

Make America great again by embracing green tech, Trump urged

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Donald Trump holds a coal miner’s protective hat while addressing his supporters during a rally at the Charleston civic centre on 5 May 2016. Modified image. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Fulfilling pledge to boost fossil fuels will mean US misses out on huge market for clean energy, experts say

January 18, 2017 — Leading climate change experts have urged Donald Trump not to turn his back on the biggest global challenge facing mankind, arguing that he can make America great again – and Continue reading Make America great again by embracing green tech, Trump urged

ISIS jihadists to be ‘seriously dented’ by end of 2016, says Kerry

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2016 TARGET. US Secretary of State John Kerry says ISIS would be ‘very seriously’ weakened in Syria and Iraq by end of 2016. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA
‘We are on track, we are doing serious damage to [ISIS] today,’ says US Secretary of State John Kerry

PARIS, France (Jan. 22, 2016) — US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, January 21 said the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) group would be “very Continue reading ISIS jihadists to be ‘seriously dented’ by end of 2016, says Kerry

Climate change at Davos, What you need to know

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A logo of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is seen stuck on a window at the congress center in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos in 2012. The upcoming WEF will be held from January 20 to 23 (Flickr/ WEF)
The global elite gathers at the World Economic Forum for a four-day summit – and energy transition is high up the agenda

January 20, 2016 — ‘Mastering the fourth industrial revolution‘ is the umbrella theme for a series of discussions at the Swiss ski resort of Davos from Wednesday.

Continue reading Climate change at Davos, What you need to know

Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050

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In this file photo, an Indonesian young boy collects plastics on a polluted river in North Jakarta, March 20, 2008. Mast Irham/EPA
An overwhelming 95% of plastic packaging worth $80-120 billion (73-110 billion euros) a year is lost to the economy after a single use

DAVOS, Switzerland (Jan. 20, 2016) — Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday, January 19, on the opening day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the snow-clad Swiss ski resort of Davos.

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Climate Change Disaster Top Threat to Economy in 2016

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Climate activists march in Berlin, November 2015. Credit: mw238/flickr
A catastrophe caused by climate change is seen as the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 2016, according to a survey of 750 experts conducted by the World Economic Forum.

January 18, 2016 — The annual assessment of risks conducted by the WEF before its annual meeting in Davos on January 20-23 showed that global warming had catapulted its way to the top of the list of concerns.

Continue reading Climate Change Disaster Top Threat to Economy in 2016

WEF warns vs more chaos, fractured states

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Connections are fracturing at a time when changes in the global economy and climate require common direction, says the World Economic Forum

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 18, 2016) — Current global trends could see the world facing an uncertain future dominated by fractured states, a volatile global economy, and an increasingly inhospitable climate.

Continue reading WEF warns vs more chaos, fractured states