On the Forum Front:
While the scale of the challenge is swelling, the climate of collaboration is heating up across all relevant leadership forums hosted events before-during-after the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) and UN Summit, as well.
The WEF’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit hosted 700 business, government, civil society, and academic leaders from more than 70 countries; helping drive the emergence of over 100 new cross-cutting, multi-stakeholder alliances. Dominic Waughray (Head of the World Economic Forum Center for Global Public Goods) enumerates a few innovative alliances in his lead up article to the WEF Impact Summit, “We Can Save the Earth. Here’s How”.
“The Tropical Forest Alliance, RE100, the WRI-C40 Coalition for Urban Transitions, the Food and Land Use Alliance, the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, the Friends of Ocean Action, the Global Battery Alliance, Grow Asia, the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders and the new Global Plastics Action Partnership. All are good examples of global, multi-stakeholder efforts that seek to tap into the resources, innovation and expertise of their collective networks to collectively shape agendas and help slow down or reverse some of our most pressing environmental issues.”
Late in the Climate Week, French President Emmanuel Macron and former Mayor Bloomberg co-hosted the One Planet Summit and the Bloomberg Business Forumalong with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Dr. Jim Yong Kim, former President of the World Bank to call forth concrete funding initiatives that encourage a new generation of Clinton Global– like commitments to accelerating climate-energy-resilience solutions to meet the world’s Paris Agreement and SDG UN Global Goalscommitments.