World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting was conducted from 22nd-25th January, 2019 at Davos, Switzerland. WEF annual meeting are leftover of leading gathering of top leaders from business, politics, academia and civil society to shape global, industry and provincial agenda in the perspective of Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0. The main aim of world economic forum annual meeting is to develop agendas with bold ideas and captivating opportunities to consider moving ahead. In world economic forum annual meeting, several speakers participate and share their innovative thoughts that can be implemented in upcoming years. Some of the speakers who participated in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting are Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation at the WEF, Jean Liu, President of Didi Chuxing, Tyler Cowen, Professor of economics at George Mason University and Marc Benioff, Chief Exeecutive Officer and Chairman of Salesforce.com.
As the Annual meeting started, Sir David Attenborough got a Crystal Award for the management in environmental stewardship and powerful speech was given about the action on biodiversity, oceans and climate change. Prime Minister of Japan and host of 2019 G20 meeting, Shinzo Abe, claims that action of climate can be main concern at G20 of this year. Prime Minister of Japan also declared that Japan will use G20 Presidency for working in the direction of commitment for reducing plastic in oceans.
Topics discussed in the annual meeting of World Economic Forum are as follows:
Action to protect the Amazonian rainforest
Government of Peru declared the joining forces with Tropical Forest Alliance for decreasing the deforestation from the manufacture of commodities and support the ecological rural development. Peru contains around 70 Mn hectares of forest and after Brazil has second-largest amount of Amazonian forests.
In Davos, it was discovered that world generates huge electronic waste each year than the weight of marketable jet planes. Africa is becoming the dumping site for e-waste. Almost 10 companies will participate in taking back the electronic waste that can be reused from the products. Global Environment Facility is collaborating with the UN Environment, government of Nigeria, HP, Dell, Philips and Microsoft.