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From January 20-23, global leaders, CEOS, governments and senior UN officials will gather in a small mountain town in Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF). In Davos, these leaders will debate and address the questions and challenges our world faces.

One area where we are keen to see progress is the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs are a set of 17 aspirational and global goals:

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Source: World Economic Forum

Ahead of their meeting, the WEF released their global risks report, compiling the views of 750 experts,. Within this report, it is documented that climate change and the potential for extreme weather events are among some of the world’s biggest threats.

Unsurprisingly, there will be a session at Davos that will be focused on how public-private partnerships will be able to push the agenda around the SDGs forward. As global economic growth permanently slows down, the conversation around the global economy will also be a key factor in determining how we will be able to achieve the commitments made through the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.

So while the obvious topics focused around Trump, Brexit and China will dominate the media headlines, we will be eagerly awaiting to hear more about what comes out from this topic at Davos.

 

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