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World Economic Forum 2021

Themes from Davos

Every year in January, representatives from governments, global companies and international organisations gather in Davos in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

This year, due to Covid-19, the Davos Agenda is being held virtually and will focus on how the world moves forward to create sound economic growth that is more resilient, more sustainable and more inclusive.

The Davos Agenda will focus on a number of key themes: how to save the planet; fairer economies; tech for good; society and the future of work; better business; healthy futures; and beyond geopolitics. 

Clifford Chance joins business leaders to launch The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health

We are thrilled to have partnered with a coalition of global organisations and business leaders who are committed to advancing mental health awareness and best practices in the workplace to launch The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health.

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Clifford Chance to work with World Economic Forum on Climate Trade Zero initiative

It's important that governments and the private sector collaborate to achieve the common objective of a sustainable commercial future. We are pleased to be supporting the World Economic Forum and its network on the newly-announced "Climate Trade Zero" project and help in analysing what obstacles businesses face, and what policy changes are needed to achieve their net zero commitments and climate goals, and to identify measures governments can take to lower trade costs for climate-friendly products and services.

We will interview businesses on their experiences in practice, and produce a report to be shared with policymakers in governments in advance of COP26. The objective is to share the views of business to help shape international commitments and policy measures that might be negotiated and/or announced by governments at COP26 and beyond, that really help move the needle on climate change.

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How stronger trade rules can help us meet climate goals

There is a vital need for countries to intensify environmental and climate action. Existing climate policies set us on a path to global warming of about 3˚C above pre-industrial levels. Human action threatens the extinction of one million plant and animal species, compromising food security and livelihoods. Plastics and other forms of pollution are destroying land and water resources around the world.

In an article written for the 2020 Sustainable Development Impact Summit, Janet Whittaker, Senior Counsel, Clifford Chance, and Sarah Thorn, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Walmart, look at what actions governments can take to address these concerns.

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