The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1 degree Celsius higher than the pre-industrial period -- causing extreme weather events like sea rise and floods that disrupted livelihoods and displaced millions.
US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have kicked off the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, where government and business leaders aim to stem the tide of populist sentiment and forge cooperation on climate change.
Rob Cameron –
Globalisation is under threat as never before, but China could emerge as a new leader in maintaining globalisation, as well as climate and sustainability efforts, says SustainAbility chief executive officer Rob Cameron.
Mark Malloch Brown –
Open markets, climate action, and opposing inequality: These are the only viable elements of a successful economic strategy and Donald Trump should take note of this as he enters office, says Business and Sustainable Development Commission chair Mark Malloch Brown.
It may be difficult to feel optimistic about the year ahead given how disturbing 2016 was, but Rikke Netterstrom, executive director for CSR Asia in Malaysia, outlines a few reasons why 2017 will be better.