DavThe Davos World Economic Forum is one of the biggest world events in 2020, attracting the ultra-wealthy and key decision makers from all over the globe, including leaders in business, politics, academia, and other industries. (For more insight into important 2020 events, see A Look Ahead at Must-Attend 2020 Events Around the World.)
This year, the meeting’s 50th edition will bring together over 3,000 participants from around the world. If you’re flying private to the event, here’s what you need to know.
2020 will be carbon neutral
Overall, the Davos meeting prioritizes climate action under the theme “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.” As a result, the forum is climate neutral for the fourth straight year thanks to many strategies. Efforts reducing emissions, serving more seasonal and plant-based foods, and using hybrid or electric transportation. The goal is to offset the meeting’s carbon footprint by investing in efforts to reduce emissions in the atmosphere.
According to the World Economic Forum, “We have been calculating and offsetting all emissions to the Annual Meeting – including staff and participant air travel – by funding certified offsetting projects around the world since 2017.”
To offset the 2020 Annual Meeting, the Forum has will continue supporting two key projects: the Jacundá project in the Amazonian Arc of Deforestation, which protects 95,000 hectares of native forest, and Biogas for Greener Farms, which uses methane generated by manure processing as energy and the residue as fertilizer for nearby farms in Switzerland.
The 2020 Agenda
In general, the core purpose of the Davos meeting is to improve the state of the world. In particular, topics on the docket for discussion include the 4th Industrial Revolution, geo strategy, economics, and the environment. Other issues range from the future of manufacturing and production, to cybersecurity and global public goods.
Private travel to Davos 2020
In 2019, the volume of private air traffic for the annual meeting fell by 20% thanks to incentives offered to participants who arrived by train. This is in keeping with the carbon footprint reduction mission of the annual meeting. However, purchasing carbon offsetting credits is an essential part of attending for many who must fly.
In order to get to Davos, the closest airport is St. Moritz’s Samedan Airport (SMV), also known as Engadin Airport. Specifically, SMV is about 1 hour and 45 minutes by air from London. Meanwhile, attendees can travel the 40 miles from Samedan Airport to Davos via private car or helicopter.
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