Faith For Our Planet (FFOP), a global interfaith coalition launched the world’s first ever global Youth Interfaith Program on climate change at Duke University Divinity School yesterday.

By Elena Rotzokou, Global EPR Researcher

Glad tidings often follow trials; many auspicious negotiations nestle an ultimatum; great rewards are inextricable from great risks; and environmental action comes with legal obligations. The world has welcomed 2023 with enormous anticipation as much as pressing demands for concerted climate action, a great portion of which involves the complex world of packaging.

Cost of living crisis is biggest short-term risk while failure of climate mitigation and climate adaptation are largest long-term concerns
Geopolitical rivalries and inward-looking stances will heighten economic constraints and further exacerbate both short- and long-term risks
Global Risks Report urges countries to work together to avoid “resource rivalries”
Report draws on views of over 1,200 experts, policy-makers and industry leaders. Read the Global Risks Report 2023 here, discover the Global Risks Initiative and join the conversation using #risks23

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 will convene under the theme, Cooperation in a Fragmented World
It calls on world leaders to address immediate economic, energy and food crises while laying the groundwork for a more sustainable, resilient world
Meeting will convene more than 2,700 leaders from 130 countries including 52 heads of state/government

New white paper provides decision-makers with a better understanding of how to unlock the potential of industrial artificial intelligence (AI)

Written in collaboration with the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Türkiye, paper sheds light on how scalable AI applications can be developed in manufacturing
Over 20 case studies from organizations illustrate the impact achieved from industrial AI applications

Climate, biodiversity, and land degradation goals will be out of reach unless investments into nature-based solutions quickly ramp up to USD 384 billion/year by 2025, more than double of the current USD 154 billion/year.

Over 2,500 in-person and virtual delegates from 147 countries, engaged in the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-1) to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment. The meeting set the foundation to shape the global instrument to end plastic pollution, with many governments confirming their desire to have an instrument that addresses the full life cycle of plastics, protecting human health and the environment, with special attention paid to the unique circumstances of those countries most in need.

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