Davos wrap-up: Forum runs out of steam as climate becomes ‘king’

Euractiv | Jan 27, 2020 at 8:17 AM
  • Climate change dominated discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, but this year’s sunny edition was dry on the consensus required to drive the global economy towards a greener future.
  • France and the US agreed to a truce in their dispute over the French digital tax, and Washington dropped its insistence about only accepting a voluntary ‘Google tax’, one of the main obstacles to achieving the OECD-led global agreement on a digital tax.
  • The heads of EU institutions and European governments outlined their Green Deal to achieve “climate neutrality” by the middle of this century.