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Climate Change – an issue at the World Economic Forum (WEF)

Date 23.01.2015

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is discussing under the motto "The New Global Context" inter alia also the impact of climate change on the topics addressed.

The 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is being held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from 20 to 24 January 2015. Numerous high-level politicians including the German Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as chief executive officers from member companies, representatives from academia and NGOs, religious leaders and the media will meet again to discuss “The New Global Context”. During the meeting, four programme pillars will be addressed: Crisis & Cooperation, Growth & Stability, Innovation & Industry and Society & Security.

Although not a new issue, climate change is impacting all of these pillars. For this reason, there will be a number of sessions dedicated to climate change and its impacts:

  1. What’s Next? A Climate for Action (21.01.15, 10:00 Uhr)
  2. Better Growth, Better Climate: The Challenge for 2015 (21.01.15, 11:15 Uhr)
  3. Issue Briefing: Global Risks 2015 (21.01.15, 14:45 Uhr)
  4. Closing the Climate Deal (22.01.15, 16:30 Uhr)
  5. Tackling Climate, Development and Growth (23.01.15, 10:30 Uhr)

Further information

Decisions falling under these programme pillars – and many other sectors – are often dependent on timely availability of relevant meteorological and climatological information. DWD offers such information on both timescales, meteorological and climatological, with the operational provision of future climate information at monthly, seasonal and decadal scales being continuously extended.

Already today, DWD supplies various sectors, such as energy, water resources management, agriculture, urban planning, health protection and shipping, with climate information and climate services.

Future developments in science and technology as well as in user communication will further improve these services and thus contribute to advancing the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).