The fight against the lack of cooperation at the center of concerns

The world’s political and economic leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland for 4 days of discussions around major global issues for the World Economic Forum (WEF). This year, the challenge will be to thwart the individualism of countries, which is beginning to affect global causes.

From the small village in the Swiss mountains, the most influential leaders in the world, politicians, business leaders and representatives of NGOs, met at the World Economic Forum around the theme of “Cooperation in a fragmented world.

In total, 2,700 participants, including 1,500 business leaders and around fifty heads of state, will also meet to conduct bilateral talks, negotiate contracts and investments for their country.

For the founder of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, “Davos should help change our mindset as the world faces several crises. This creates an extremely volatile and uncertain future. Governments must work together to avoid unprecedented social unrest.”

After the covid-19 pandemic, the war between Ukraine and Russia which impacts the supply of energy, foodstuffs and causes the rise in prices in the world, Davos this year “is held in the geopolitical and geopolitical context -the most complex economy in decades,” WEF President Borge Brende said during a briefing for journalists.

“One of the main causes of this fragmentation (chosen as the theme) is a lack of cooperation,” said Klaus Schwab, adding that it results in “short-term and selfish policies”.

Last Wednesday, the Forum published its new report on global risks in which it predicts “an area of ​​turbulence” and an “environment of polycrises” for the coming years.

After the covid, it is above all the energy crisis, inflation which will constitute the main issues of this edition of the Davos Forum. The climate emergency will also be one of the big topics with the ambition to prepare the discussions that will take place during COP28 in the United Arab Emirates.

The list of absentees this year, however, includes US President Joe Biden who will be represented by the President’s special envoy for the climate John Kerry and the Minister of Labor Martin J. Walsh.

Russia will be absent for the second consecutive year and the new Brazilian President Lula, who is facing a protest movement from his predecessor, has decided not to participate, like the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, because of his country’s instability and the energy crisis which is undermining its economy.

For its part, Morocco is represented at this world economic meeting by a strong delegation led by the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch, and which includes, among others, no less than 4 ministers. The Moroccan representatives will focus in particular on the initiatives launched by the Kingdom for the decarbonization of its economy.

The Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour, the Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Leila Benali, as well as the Minister Delegate in charge of Investment, Convergence and the evaluation of Public Policy, Mohcine Jazouli, as well as UNIDO Country Representative in Morocco, Sanae Lahlou, also “Young Global Leaders” (YGL) of the World Economic Forum 2021, and Iliass El Fali, Managing Director of Corporate Strategy and sustainability at OCP.

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