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The Davos Agenda

25—29 January 2021

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Radio Davos is a daily show that brings you a flavour of what to expect from each day of the Davos Agenda.

In each episode, a distinguished journalist joins us to discuss the main themes of the day and what they see as the biggest challenges and potential solutions.

And we'll also bring you an interview each day with someone making big change happen.

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A look back on the Davos Agenda Week, with selected highlights on COVID-19, climate change, equality and technology.

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr explains why he’s now a green venture capitalist, and what we should say to climate change deniers. Ravi Velloor, associate editor of The Straits Times joins us to look ahead to the action on the final day of the Davos Agenda. Plus: Forum President Borge Brende on resetting geopolitics.

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Alyson Shontell of Business Insider joins us to look ahead to Day 4 of the Davos Agenda and we discuss the dangers of a possible 'cyber pandemic' with the head of the Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Plus an interview with naturalist Jane Goodall.

Ryan Heath, Senior Editor at POLITICO, joins us to look ahead at a day focusing on the environment when John Kerry, US President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, is due to speak. We also interview Mark Carney, the former central banker who is finding ways to make big finance combat climate change.

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Gillian Tett of Financial Times joins us to discuss the main themes of the Davos Agenda on Day 2: industry transformation, growth and stakeholder capitalism.

And we hear a message from climate campaigner Greta Thunberg with responses - and potential solutions to the climate crisis - from Ibrahim Thiaw head of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Jennifer Morgan, head of Greenpeace International, and economist Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University.

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Rachana Shanbhogue, finance and economics editor of The Economist helps us look ahead to the first day of the Davos Agenda week where COVID-19 is in focus. And we hear interviews with architect Sir David Adjaye and photographer Sebastião Salgado winners of this year’s Crystal Awards.

Also mentioned in this episode:

Rachana's podcast: Money Talks

See Me: A Global Concert

Sebastião Salgado's photography:

David Adjaye's architecture:

National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC
National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC
Image: Rex Hammock on Flickr
Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library
Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library
Image: Adjaye Associates

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