WWF in Davos for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
Posted on 21 January 2019
WWF has an unprecedented profile alongside political and business leaders in Davos this week (22 - 25 January), as they gather at the World Economic Forum annual meeting to discuss the world’s most pressing issues.
Our main aim is to raise the relevance of nature with this highly influential audience, and build momentum towards an ambitious New Deal for Nature and People in 2020.
Our planet is on the edge. We are wiping out life on Earth and we are fast approaching the point of no return. Never before has the threat of irreversible damage been so close. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. The proof of destruction is overwhelming, but what is also evident is that current global efforts to end this crisis are failing. What we need is a new response and the time to act is now.
That is why Davos 2019 represents a unique opportunity for us to engage and influence the world’s powerful. We are excited that, for the first time, nature and the impacts of biodiversity loss will feature strongly throughout the programme. We will be pushing hard for urgent and unprecedented action through a New Deal For Nature and People.
We need governments, businesses, financial institutions, civil society and everyone to commit to halt and start reversing the loss of nature. At Davos, we will be asking business and political leaders to come together to help achieve this aim. Together, we can and will save our planet.