Was Davos2020 successful?

By 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

  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



 GretaThunberg – climate change advocate

  • 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.”



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



  • 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

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. 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. 👉 @Benioff @salesforce @wef #WEF20 #ClimateAction #SDG13 #biodiversity #reforestation #ClimateChange #ParisAgreement @ClimateChangePK @WWF #Davos #Davos2020 2 retweeted 1


By Environmental

Most Liked and Retweeted Tweets @gretathunberg

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barackobama16 JunYes we can, Greta. I’m hopeful because of you and all the young people who are fighting to protect the planet. Keep at it.,67031,974
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gretathunberg1 AugI am indeed ”deeply disturbed” about the fact that these hate and conspiracy campaigns are allowed to go on and on and on just because we children communicate and act on the science. Where are the adults?,54825,453
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aoc23 JulyThe climate crisis will not wait for the comfort of politicians.
The consequences of a burning planet are coming, and the situation we leave our children will be proportionate to the courage (or lack thereof) we show now.
Greta‘s right. Unite behind the science – not lobbyists.
gretathunberg24 July“It’s almost like you don’t even know these numbers exist. As if you haven’t even read the latest IPCC report, on which much of the future of our civilisation is depending.”
A part from my speech yesterday at the French Parliament.
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gretathunberg24 JuneThis is Inga Zasowska, 13. She is school striking for the climate outside the Polish Parliament. She is a true hero, standing up for everyone’s future.
For this, she has received unimaginable amounts of hate. Please give her – and all others in her situation – your full support.
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gretathunberg23 July“Unite behind the science.”
My full speech from the National Assembly in Paris here:
#FridaysForFuture #ClimateEmergency #EcologicalEmergency
gretathunberg29 JulyGood news!
I’ll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago and other events along the way.
I’ve been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II. We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to NYC in mid August.
ralphruthe4 AugHi @GretaThunberg
This one is for you.
gretathunberg25 July”What I would like to ask all of those who question our so called ‘opinions’, or think that we are extreme, is: Do you have a different budget for at least a reasonable chance of staying below a 1,5° of warming? Is there another, secret Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?”,8876,421
gretathunberg31 JulyTeam Malizia has of course got sponsors. But for the trip with me to New York there are no commercial sponsors. All commercial sponsor logos have been removed.
No money or future payments are involved. They offered me a free ride because they support my cause.
truman_black27 JulyPeople want attention. You have it. You are powerful. You are an anti fascist. And I’m proud of you for it. People want to bring you down through the removal of context. You are the truth and people don’t like it. I love you x,5692,373
gretathunberg27 JulyAll the solutions needed are not known to anyone and therefore we must unite behind the science and find them together along the way. But you don’t listen to that. Because those answers are for solving a crisis that most of you don’t fully understand. Or don’t want to understand.,1865,978
gretathunberg24 JulyThis sums up just about everything… Comic by @BIDUDessinateur,3755,655
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gretathunberg29 JulyToday is World #OvershootDay
A day that sadly happens earlier and earlier each year.
That means that today we’ve globally used up the worlds annual resources. The rest of the year we are stealing from future generations and poorer parts of the world.