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The World Economic Forum [WEF] meeting next week in Switzerland, a host for round two of the public fight between President Trump and teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is planned.
Following tensions, which last fall’s un General Assembly in New York, cruising in the scope of delivery icy beam in the direction of the President of Thunberg and mocking tweets from trump, the expected two opponents, included the paths once again in Davos, with climate change and its impact on the global economy, the key discussion points of the summit.
WEF founder Klaus Schwab said, he welcomed both Trump and Thunberg at the summit, calling it “reassuring” and added that both will be speaking on Tuesday at the meeting of the opening day.
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“I think both voices are necessary,” Schwab said Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press. “The environment plays a particularly important role in this meeting.”
“When Greta comes in this year, you will see that we have progressed,” he said, in allusion to her debut on the forum in the last year. The Time magazine chose Thunberg in his “Person of the year” for the year 2019.
Schwab said he saw big changes in the economy, society and culture over the 50 years since he created the annual meetings in the Swiss Alps, which was initially a forum for managers, but since then, as well as an important stop for political decision-makers, and activists.
After another year of extreme heat, out-of-control forest fires, and melting ice environmental problems to be faced as the five top long-term risks, the world economy, WEF officials said last week, citing a survey of more than 750 decision makers.
You said catastrophic trends such as global warming, climate change and the extinction of animal species would start at the top of the agenda at the meeting on Tuesday.
The forum has been its focus shifted in the last few years, as the technology transformed life for the environment and responsible business practices, the promotion of employment, combating climate change and of the mechanism for social Affairs together with the intention of making profit.
The focus could make on the environment for an uncomfortable topic for Trump, which has been drawn, take the USA from the landmark 2015 Paris agreement to combat climate change.
Schwab says that Trump was welcome because of his role on the world stage.
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There is speculation that Trump could skip the trip to Davos as his impeachment kicks in in the the Senate proceedings on Tuesday, but he was fast, so that the public know that he had no plans of missing the meeting.
Calling the impeachment process he compared to “a hoax” and said he believed the Senate to wrap up the matter quickly, Trump said last Thursday he planned to attend the conference, although only the third US President to proceedings before a impeachment.
“I’m going to go to Davos,” Trump said after a ceremony in honor of Religious freedom day. “I meet the greatest Director.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.