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Davos 2024: First Movers for Frontier Clean Technologies

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The First Movers Coalition, launched at COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, has garnered an unprecedented $16 billion in aggregated demand for emerging climate technologies and the support of 13 governments which together represent more than 50% of global GDP.

What are the lessons learnt and what lies ahead in the journey to speed up and scale these technologies?

This session is linked to the First Movers Coalition of the World Economic Forum.

This is the full audio from a session at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2024.


Tan See Leng, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore

Takeshi Hashimoto, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd

Rachel Kyte, Visiting Professor of Practice, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

John F. Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Daniel Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Ball Corporation

Carlos Torres Vila, Chair, BBVA SA

Anna Borg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vattenfall AB

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Climate Crisis

The COP28 climate summit held in late 2023 served to focus the world’s attention on the steps necessary to avert catastrophe - and resulted in an official acknowledgement that fossil fuels are the root cause of climate change. Despite the stated aim of the Paris Agreement to limit warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, by having countries voluntarily reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, the world is on track to exceed that threshold. Even 1.5°C in warming is likely to lead to punishing environmental impacts and widespread displacement.This briefing is based on the views of a wide range of experts from the World Economic Forum’s Expert Ne...

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