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How Davos Players Can Start Tackling Major Environmental Risks

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By Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge, The Conversation

The World Economic Forum (WEF) published its annual Global Risks Report in the run up to its annual meeting in Davos. Food and water crises, energy price shocks, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, extreme weather events and failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, it said, are the biggest threats facing society.   Three of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood......read more

The Costs of Climate Foot Dragging

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A leaked UN report pushes for a climate action as world leaders meet in Davos

The longer we drag our feet to act on carbon emissions, the more difficult it will become to solve the problem of rising temperatures, says a draft report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report, which leaked last week, says that a further 15-year delay in reducing emissions will make finding a solution virtually impossible with current technology. From The New York......read more

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