Davos: Holding out for a hero

Photo: Evangeline Shaw on Unsplash

New writing… My latest piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric – looks at the stories coming out of the 50th anniversary meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, in the Swiss Alps. Following hard on the heels of the COP flop in Madrid, the annual get-together was under some pressure to deliver something, anything, collectively. Please click the link to read the post in full and learn more about climate celebrities and the Circularity Gap, plus how, ultimately, Davos is still Holding out for a hero‘.


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Circularity: The word snowballing down from Davos

New writing… My latest piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric – looks at the mood going into Davos and the messages coming out. Located high in the Swiss Alps, Davos is the exclusive venue for the influential annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). It is where thought-leaders and heavy-hitters from the worlds of politics, economics, business, celebrity and media gather together every January to debate the state of the planet and the big issues, most notably clmate change. Heading into this year’s get-together, the pressure was rising on the international community, particularly in light of the latest IPCC report and sluggish response by national governments to turn talk into action on global warming targets set out in the Paris Agreement. The good news was that the circular economy proved a big story at the summit, with the launch of the Circularity Gap Report 2019 (see video above) truly establishing and evidencing the link with climate change. (Full disclosure: I personally am listed as one of the Contributing Authors on the report.) To learn why a 1.5°C world has to be more than 9% circular, please visit The Hub via the link here and read about ‘Circularity: the word snowballing down from Davos