Davos prioritises environment as activists invest hope in greener finance

Financial Times

“Our house is on fire,” Greta Thunberg told delegates at the World Economic Forum last January. In the months that followed, “Greta” became the uncompromising spokesperson for a global movement.

Last September’s series of co-ordinated international street protests demanding action on climate change were among the largest the world has seen. Mother nature provided the backdrop: climate events in 2019 — flooding in the US Midwest, Hurricane Dorian in the Caribbean, firestorms in Australia — could hardly have been more extreme.

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