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Meeting in the metaverse: Actor Rainn Wilson joins us on the virtual polar ice

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What's Dwight from The Office doing in the metaverse?

Actor Rainn Wilson joins us in avatar form to check out a virtual world created by the World Economic Forum that aims to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on the Arctic and the rest of the world.

We also hear from Gail Whiteman, Professor of Sustainability at the University of Exeter Business School, and Executive Director of Arctic Basecamp on her hopes for action to stop the Earth reaching disastrous tipping points.

And Rebecca Ivey, head of the Global Collaboration Village, tells us how the metaverse can bring people together in a unique way.

Follow all the action from Davos at wef.ch/wef24 and across social media using the hashtag #WEF24.


Global Collaboration Village: https://www.globalcollaborationvillage.org/

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Climate Change

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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