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WEF Impact Summit highlights need to secure the global commons


Source:, 2018-09-25

How can leaders propel action to secure the global commons now? This was the central question for one of the headline sessions, Environmental Stewardship in the Sprint to 2020, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York this week.

The international community is engaged in a Sprint to 2020 spanning across multiple environmental agendas that will culminate or have important milestones in 2020 (see below).

Speakers, including Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States, Johan Rockstrm, incoming co-Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), explored the challenges and opportunities facing world leaders in driving transformational change to safeguard the global environment, and help meet those milestones.

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