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Critical Decarbonization Technologies Need at Least “10x” Investment to Hit Zero Emission Targets

Innovative, early-stage technologies like hydrogen-based fuels, carbon capture and bioenergy are in urgent need of funding to scale globally and help organizations hit zero emission targets Experts from over 50 financial institutions, including banks, insurers, and asset managers, and the public sector, have come together to develop financing blueprints and policies to mobilize investment in …

CEOs to World Leaders: Now is the Time for Trade Reform

The trading system must adapt to address new concerns of global resiliency, sustainability and inclusivity Nearly 30 CEOs and Chairpersons from five continents called on world leaders to rise above geopolitical tensions and re-engage on trade reform Greater ambition is needed ahead of first WTO ministerial in four years to deliver on meaningful reforms Advancing …

World E World Economic Forum Plans 2022 Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting to take place on 17-21 January 2022 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme Working Together, Restoring Trust. The foremost business, government and civil society leaders to convene in person to address economic, environmental, political and social fault lines exacerbated by the pandemic. The meeting will focus on accelerating stakeholder …

What’s the future for quantum computing? Experts explain

Almost $1 billion will be invested in quantum computing over the next year. Can the technology really will transform industries, address societal problems, and improve privacy, as its proponents say? Watch the World Economic Forum’s issue briefing to hear from experts on the real outlook for quantum computing and how policy makers and businesses are approaching …

Artificial Intelligence is Critical Enabler of the Energy Transition, Study Finds

Artificial intelligence (AI) has tremendous potential to accelerate and support the global energy transition It can act as an intelligent layer across many applications to identify patterns, improve system performance, and predict outcomes of complex situations However, leading energy and technology experts say that there are several key barriers preventing AI from being adopted rapidly …

The World Economic Forum today announced plans to establish a new global Centre for Urban Transformation headquartered in Detroit.

Leaders from Detroit and around the world call for increased public-private collaboration to address the growing challenges facing cities The new Centre will mobilize the global business community and key stakeholders to support cities as they chart a course for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic  Detroit will serve as the Centre’s global headquarters, providing a …

World Economic Forum Launches Coalition to Tackle Harmful Online Content

World Economic Forum today launches a global coalition committed to improving the safety of digital spaces Leaders in Australia, the UK, Indonesia, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Singapore and other public and private sector members have come together to collaborate and share best practices to reduce the spread of child sexual exploitation and abuse online, violent extremist and …

Investing Less than 1% of World GDP into Nature-Based Solutions Can Tackle Climate Change and Biodiversity Crisis

New study finds tripling of current investments into nature-based solutions needed by 2030 to tackle the climate crisis, otherwise there will be a $4 trillion financing gap  Today, just one tenth of 1% of global GDP is invested in nature-based solutions Scaling up of private capital for nature-based solutions is one of the central challenges …