Swedish climate activist Greta Thunbergand other prominent climate activists, including Vanessa Nakate and Helena Neubauer hold a climate march on the final day of panel discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Thunberg met with the head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, on the sidelines of Congress on Thursday and criticized the corporate elite for their inaction.
Leaders in Davos are “prompting the destruction of the planet” by investing in fossil fuels and prioritizing short-term gains over those affected by the climate crisis, she said.
The activists brought a cease and desist letter urging fossil fuel company heads to halt all new oil and natural gas projects. It was signed by almost 900,000 people.
Today’s presentation will be the last of this year’s presentations at the World Economic Forum on the theme “Working Together in a Fragmented World”.
The Congress brought together hundreds of world leaders and industry experts for special presentations, panel discussions and separate meetings.
Click on the image above to watch the march live.
What were the highlights of Thursday’s sessions?
FBI Director Christopher Wray said he was “deeply concerned” about China’s artificial intelligence program and said the country’s AI initiatives “are not constrained by the rule of law” and “build on massive treasure troves of intellectual property and sensitive data they collect about the country.” stole years.”
Prime Minister of Greece Kyriacus Mitsotakissaid he still believes it is possible to resolve his country’s differences with Turkey by speaking to the Turkish president, stressing that the neighbors would not go to war.
Keir Starmer, said the British opposition leader, Britain needs a renewable energy strategy. Starmer said new investment in the oil and gas industry is not the answer as Britain needs to move closer to net-zero emissions and reduce dependence on oil and gas.
Grant ShappsUK Business Secretary, discussed how governments and businesses can work together to shape the next generation of industrial strategies and warned that US President Joe Biden’s green subsidy program is “dangerous”.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelesnkyi attended a breakfast briefing on the sidelines of the gathering, at which he lamented a “lack of specific weapons” and said that in order to win the war, “we cannot do it with just motivation and morale.”
Who can the viewers expect on the last day of the session in Davos on Friday?
- Maria Leptinthe President of the European Research Council; Mikulas Bek, the Czech Minister for European Affairs; Tanya Fajon, the Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia; Christine Lagardethe President, the European Central Bank; Kristalina Georgieva, the executive director of the International Monetary Fund; Author, Christopher Keller; deer sharpPresident of the National Congress of American Indians and Borrow Brendethe President of the World Economic Forum in Geneva.
- Euronews’ Sasha Vakulina, Meabh McMahon, Fay Doulgkeri and David Walsh were there in Davos to report on the latest developments.