The report sets the stage for the WEF's annual summit in Davos, Switzerland, where more than 3,000 business leaders, policymakers, thought leaders and celebrities are due to gather next week. But organizers of the event, which goes back nearly half a century to 1971―when the world was without mobile phones, climate change not a concern and nations locked in the Cold War―seek to tackle the issues with a long list of guests from all sides.
US President Donald Trump will renew his running battle with young climate campaigner Greta Thunberg when they join the A-list movers and shakers attending the 50th anniversary of the Davos conclave next week.
"The objective of that message is to reinforce with the elector in the United States that his number one concern in worldwide policy is "America first".
There is a clear need for a multistakeholder approach to mitigating risk at a time when the world can not wait for the fog of geopolitical disorder to lift, according to findings of this year's report released ahead of the World Economic Forum meeting opening in Davos, Switzerland on January 21.
'So, we are now in a new year and we have entered a new decade and so far, during this decade, we have seen no sign whatsoever that real climate action is coming and that has to change, ' Thunberg said in a speech in Lausanne.
'We also have to look at the situation where some of us are paying low taxes, and you also have to look at people that are under pressure, feeling that their salaries are too low and inequalities have been brewing in the wrong direction.
This comes less than a week before the WEF convenes world leaders in the Swiss alpine resort of Davos to help shape the global economic and political agenda.
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Of the 750 global experts and decision-makers, who were asked to rank their biggest concerns in terms of likelihood and impact, 78 per cent said they expected "economic confrontations" and "domestic political polarisation" to rise in 2020.
This year's gathering takes place against the backdrop of some of Australia's worst ever bushfires.
"We need to go to Davos with the print of the koalas and confront and make a confrontation to those industries that are causing the climate to change and to create the circumstance where koalas would have to leave their home because their house is on fire".
Past year was the Earth's second-hottest since records began, and the world should brace itself for more extreme weather events like Australia's fires, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday.
The report adds that unless stakeholders adapt to "today's epochal power-shift" and geopolitical turbulence - while still preparing for the future - time will run out to address some of the most pressing economic, environmental and technological challenges.
"It is time to abolish billionaires". It is time to abolish billionaires, because we can not afford them, the planet can not afford billionaires, ' he said.