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The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is the only yearly gathering that brings together leaders of global society. The heads and members of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 foremost global companies, leaders of international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations, the most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders, and the disruptive voices of the Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Technology Pioneers come together at the beginning of each year to define priorities and shape global, industry and regional agendas.

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WWF at Davos 2019

As biodiversity loss continues, we push the natural systems that people and businesses depend on, to the edge. Protecting and restoring nature and biodiversity is fundamental to economic prosperity, sustainable development and addressing climate change. 2020 sees a historic moment when world leaders will take key decisions on the environment, climate and sustainable development. We need governments, businesses, financial institutions, civil society and everyone to commit to halt and start reversing the loss of nature by 2030, and restore nature to more sustainable levels by 2050.

At Davos, we will be asking business and political leaders globally to come together to help us achieve this. Add your voice to show your support for the planet, our one home. 

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