Oceans, biodiversity, deforestation: what’s on the climate agenda for 2020?

The Guardian | Jan 21, 2020 at 7:00 AM
  • World leaders and business chiefs meeting in Davos this week will be confronted for the first time with an agenda on which the climate and ecological crises take top billing.
  • Financial and economic concerns have been shunted down the list of priorities in favour of five environmental issues: climate breakdown and extreme weather; failure to mitigate or adapt to climate change; human-made pollution; biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse; and natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
  • There will be international conferences this year on the climate, the oceans, biodiversity, deforestation and a host of other pressing environmental concerns.