3000 Global Leaders to meet at WEF’s 50th annual meet

On December 22, 2019, the World Economic Forum said that around 3,000 world leaders will meet at its 50th annual meeting to discuss on actions that are required to make “cohesive and sustainable world”.

Highlights

The meet is to be attended by the global leaders from all over the world. It includes US President Trump, Russian President Putin and other leaders of top polluters. However, China, one of the top 5 polluters of the world is to skip the event. The leaders of countries who are to attend the meeting include Iraq, Norway, Afghanistan, Switzerland. The event is expected to have huge expectations as the UN Global Climate Summit failed to meet the required climate actions. Though the WEF meet does not focus on climate, it will make key decisions considering climate change as one of the factors.

India at the event

From India union ministers Piyush Goyal and Mansukh Mandaivya are to attend the meeting along with 100 CEOs. Along with the ministers, the chief ministers of three states will also attend the meeting. The theme of the event is

Theme: Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World

About the event

The event is to be held in Davos between January 21, 2020 and January 24, 2020. The leaders believe that it is essential and critical to develop “Davos Manifesto 2020”. The manifesto will aim to make the governments and companies reconsider or reimagine their steps of progress. The WEF was formed in 1971 for the very same purpose. A Universal ESG Scorecard is to be published at the WEF International Business Council meet.

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