Davos World Economic Forum
Join Rabbi Yonatan Neril of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development as he discusses his recent experience attending the Davos World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with Paul Beckwith.
This video was recorded on January 31st, 2023, and published on February 12th, 2023.
Some of the topics discussed:
- How the World Economic Forum takes place each year in Davos, Switzerland which is located in the Swiss Alps, around 2 hours east of Zurich, right near the border with Austria and has been going on for 52 years.
- The diversity of attendees such as billionaires, heads of state, ministers of governments, businesspeople, journalists, philanthropists and people in civil society such as Yonatan.
- How as far back as the conference has been going on, there has been a presence of clergy and senior religious figures.
- How Yonatan, because of the work he does with religion, ecology and climate change, was invited to speak at two events where, along with other panel members, he spoke about why faith communities should get on board in addressing the climate emergency.
- There were a total of 263 sessions of which some were on climate change and Yonatan had a chance to meet Al Gore where he interacted with him briefly and also witnessed his speech where he spoke about the United Arab Emirates appointing a CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company as the president of COP28.
- The presence of businesses whose primary motive is not profit, but rather helping people and how he met with the CEO of a new initiative that’s working on superfoods.
- How the ski industry is being threatened by climate change and how this might motivate ski and snowboard enthusiasts to rally around the issue.
- and much more . . .
- Rabbi Yonatan Neril - Director and founder of The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development and its Jewish Eco Seminars branch. He speaks internationally on faith and ecology.
- Paul Beckwith - Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as at Carleton University
- Charles Gregoire - Climate Reality Leader, Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
- Heidi Brault - Climate Reality Leader, BA(Psychology), Library & Information Technician Diploma - Video production and website assistant - Organizer and convener, Metadata technician, COP28 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
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