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World Economic Forum
Much can be said about the World Economic Forum, but everybody fights for a place in Davos. This year's theme was "Resilient dynamism" and how we can stabilise a shaky world economy but doing so in a sustainable manner.
As for sustainability, centre stage this year was the planetary boundaries concept and how to avoid critical tipping points.
"After 10,000 years of supporting human development, our destabilized planet needs a break," centre director Johan Rockstrom pointed out.
He sat down with New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman to discuss how imminent tipping points in ecological systems could cause irreversible changes:
Keith Weed, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Unilever UK, reflected on some of the insights of the session with Richard T. Pascale, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford:
Research news | 2018-07-10
The World in 2050 initiative launches new report outlining synergies and benefits that render the goals achievable
Educational news | 2018-07-02
LEAP our leadership programme designed for changemakers that want to lead social-ecological transformations to sustainability. Application deadline is 5 August 2018.
Research news | 2018-06-27
Overfishing, fractured international relationships and political conflicts loom as fish migrate more unpredictably because of climate change. Here is how to deal with it
Research news | 2018-06-26
Profit-maximizing approaches are most likely to produce outcomes that harm people or the environment. But it depends on the circumstances whether a sustainable or a safe approach is most suitable, new study argues
General news | 2018-06-20
Will lead a redesign of the organisational structure at the centre
Research news | 2018-06-20
New book chapter looks into the economic, cultural and ecological reasons why some people leave the fisheries and aquaculture sector, and what could be done to reverse the trend