Posts tagged "World Economic Forum"

NZ agriculture groups urge WTO rescue at global forums

[23 January/Radio NZ] Seven major agricultural organisations are urging the government to use forums like the World Economic Forum meeting of global government and business leaders in Davos to try to rescue the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used the WEF meeting to speak about issues like climate change and New Zealand’s...

Ardern acknowledges hard Brexit could be difficult for New Zealand businesses

[21 January/NZ Herald] While in London, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern acknowledged if Britain left the European Union (EU) on 29 March with a hard exit and no deal in place, it would be damaging for New Zealand businesses. If this scenario eventuates the New Zealand government’s focus would be on supporting businesses through the shift....

Plant-based meat alternatives could save lives

[7 January/FoodDive] The World Economic Forum has released a report detailing the need to integrate more plant-based protein alternatives into the world’s diet. This is reported to significantly improve human health and environmental sustainability. The report notes meat consumption growth is steady, especially in developing countries. If the trend continues to 2050, when the world...

We need to hit the start line running, as the world gathers to declare the start of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

We need to hit the start line running, as the world gathers to declare the start of the Fourth Industrial Revolution The year is only two weeks old, but it already looks like 2016 will follow 1784, 1870 and 1969 into the annals of economic history as a year marking the start of an industrial...

Water shortage is one of the top global risks, how can we avert it?

[24 September/ The Guardian] Water shortage has been ranked as the top global risk in this year’s World Economic Forum Global Risks report. According to the World Water Council, unsustainable levels of water are being extracted from many of the world’s water ecosystems, with around 80 to 90 percent already being used in basins where...