Was Davos2020 successful?

By February 10, 2020 February 11th, 2020 Environmental, International

DAVOS – The focus: Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World

7 themes: ♦ Society and the Future of work  ♦ Tech for Good ♦ Beyond Geopolitics ♦ Healthy Futures ♦ Better Business  ♦ Fair Economics  ♦ How to save the planet

829 public speakers  223 webcast sessions  approximately 3,000 attendees (business and political leaders)

DAVOS – The feedback: twitter network #DAVOS2020 comprised

16,834 tweeters 34,783 tweets, including: 840 Replies to  6330 Retwees 1944 Tweets  5741 Mentions  3,751 unique hastags (56,128 in total)

The Insights: The top liked and retweeted tweets in the #DAVOS2020 network.

 Donald Trump  and GOP – climate change deniers

retweets
  • From @scavino45  A great day for the United States of America at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland! “AMERICA is thriving. AMERICA is flourishing – and yes, AMERICA is WINNING again!” @POTUS @realDonaldTrump

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  • From @varneyco STU: “This trial is entirely political. I hope there are consequences to this #impeachment charade, and those consequences will be imposed at the ballot box.” #Davos2020 #2020Election #MyTake #VarneyCo

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  • From @GOP “For the first time in decades, we are no longer simply concentrating wealth in the hands of a few.  We’re concentrating and creating the most inclusive economy ever to exist.  We are lifting up Americans of every race, color, religion, and creed.” -@realDonaldTrump

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 GretaThunberg – climate change advocate

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  • From @cbsnews Greta Thunberg breaks from panel question to read data on climate change: “I know you don’t want to talk about this. But I assure you, I will continue to repeat these numbers until you do.”

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  • From @syngenta #ClimateChange is impacting #Farming around the 🗺️world: 🇺🇸 Worst torrential floods 🇫🇷 Highest temperatures ever measured  🇦🇺 Worst drought on record https://t.co/v9bUtbZeyd #WEF20 #FarmersAndClimate #wef2020 #davos2020 #davos

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  • From @ash_stewart_ This is massive news for Dubai: we’re getting in on this #GlobalGoalLive aka ‘Live Aid’ mega event — featuring @lizzo @MileyCyrus @coldplay @weareoneEXO @aliciakeys @billieeilish and SO many more
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The outcomes: Did Davos2020 make progress?

The tweets illustrate the dichotomy within the “sustainability climateaction” space – no problem versus urgent action.

Although cbsnews’ tweet about Gretathunberg’s presentation was the most liked and retweeted in the network – the influence of @realdonaldtrump and @POTUS amplified by @scavino45 and @varneyco (foxnews presenter) showed that many tweeters support the policies of the @realdonaldtrump @POTUS.

The hope: Davos took place against the backdrop of environmental disasters such as fires and drought in Australia, floods in Indonesia and extreme threats to the planets biodiversity and ecosystems across the planet.

Does the #Davos2020 network show a glimmer of hope?

A tweet to @GretaThunberg succinctly stated the enormous challenge:

Did you know? 1. Global crop failures hit at 1.5- 2°C.  2. Billions die at 3°C. 3. Most humans dead at 4°C. 4. Earth uninhabitable at 6°C. 

  • We’re heading for 1.5°C by 2025.
  • We’re heading for 2°C by 2035.
  • We’re heading for 4- 6°C by 2075.  Business as usual #Davos2020 ??  200 retweeted by 53

2 weeks on from Davos – prehaps the voice of those championing climateaction at Davos2020 is being heard #climatechange #sustainability #equality #genderequity #futureofwork, but is that progress?

The reality

Climate action requires global action, cooperation, agreement to goals and commitment to the Paris Agreement. If assisting governments and institutions in the tracking progress towards the Paris Agreement was a important objective of DAVOS – it was barely mentioned by the 16,834 tweeters.

Only 0.002% of tweets at #Davos2020 mentioned anything relating to the Paris Agreement- the planet’s only global forum with the potential to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

Tweets relating to the Paris Agreement

From @assaadrazzouk

Top 10 Davos Banks Pumping Billions to Accelerate #ClimateEmergency ($bn since Paris agreement signed):

1 JP Morgan $196
2 Citi $130
3 BofA $107
4 RBC $101
5 Barclays $85
6 MUFG $80
7 TD Bank $74
8 Scotiabank $70
9 Mizuho $68
10 Morgan Stanley $67 #Davos2020 60 retweet 65

 

From @dw_deutsch 

  • Bundeskanzlerin #Merkel hat auf dem Weltwirtschaftsforum #Davos2020 einen stärkeren Klimaschutz angemahnt. . Die Frage, ob die Ziele des Pariser Klimaschutzabkommens erreicht werden, könne eine Frage des Überlebens werden. https://t.co/lBRdXt2feG 9 retweeted 9
    • Chancellor #Merkel urged greater climate protection at the World Economic Forum # Davos2020. , The question of whether the goals of the Paris climate protection agreement can be achieved could become a question of survival.
  • Sollte das Pariser Klimaabkommen scheitern, sei das eine “existenzielle Bedrohung”, sagte Bundeskanzlerin Angela 18 retweeted 13
    • Should the Paris climate agreement fail, it would be an “existential threat,” said Chancellor Angela #Merkel at the World Economic Forum

From @comsats_en

#Global initiative (@1t_org) for the conservation of 1⃣ #trilliontrees🌳 launched at #WEF2020. 👉https://t.co/92sto1AB2Q @Benioff @salesforce @wef #WEF20 #ClimateAction #SDG13 #biodiversity #reforestation #ClimateChange #ParisAgreement @ClimateChangePK @WWF #Davos #Davos2020 2 retweeted 1