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Join the World Economic Forum live online to discuss the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The World Economic Forum in Davos is organising a debate on the UN's SDGs with the hashtag: #SDGLive

You can follow the World Economic Forum’s Twitter debate on the UN’s SDGs with the hashtag #SDGLive

This week started with the familiar annual call to the ski slopes of Davos in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum 2017. The gathering brings together world leaders to share ideas and discuss industrial, regional and global agendas. It’s notable that China’s President Xi Jinping is attending this year’s event.

As part of the World Economic Forum, a live Twitter feed has been organised around a panel debate on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. These 17 SDGs were adopted on 25 September 2015, when countries agreed on a defined set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all — to be achieved over the next 15 years.

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Davos 2015: Catastrophic effects of climate change, coming soon to a place near you?

Every year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) takes place in the small town of Davos–Klosters and throughout the five-day summit, it becomes crystal clear that certain issues garner more attention than others. Last week, more than 2,800 international delegates from the world of business, politics, academia and journalism, with the odd rock star thrown in, met to discuss the most pressing issues that face the world we live in today.

Economic concerns and recovery from austerity are always subjects that dominate the conference, whilst climate and agriculture issues tend to fall somewhat under the net. However, this year, the Global Risks Report created by the WEF showed that an economic issue was not the number one risk in terms of impact: Number one in the top 10 was water crises...

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