Protests against the world economic forum: climate Protest in Davos

Greta Thunberg and hundreds of activist*travel to company-policy-summit to Davos. There, you want to fight for a better climate policy. Last year's snow: Gre

Protests against the world economic forum: climate Protest in Davos

Greta Thunberg and hundreds of activist*travel to company-policy-summit to Davos. There, you want to fight for a better climate policy.

Last year's snow: Greta Thunberg January 2019 was in Davos photo: Markus Schreiber/ap

BERLIN taz | you want to come over the mountains. Critics of the world economic forum in Davos have announced to zukraxeln with cross-country skis from the surrounding valleys to the mountain resort up through the grounds to the police around. The Protest against the annual Manager and policy summit, this year experienced a Renaissance driven by the climate debate.

The world economic forum (WEF) begins on Tuesday. Along with dozens of heads of state, hundreds of Ministers and Thousands of companies boards of Directors also US President Donald Trump, Chancellor Angel Merkel and climate activist Greta Thunberg to be expected. "The members of the WEF bear a great responsibility for the climate crisis," writes the group Strike WEF. They cite a study of the Carbon Accountability Institute (Institute for carbon-responsibility) from Colorado, USA, that alone is a 20-oil, Gas and coal companies, a third of all global carbon dioxide emissions. Some of them such as Saudi Aramco, Chevron and BP are among the strategic partners of the WEF. You can Finance the event and influence their Agenda.

As part of the global Fridays-for-Future-movement Strike WEF logged in, among other things, a protest hike. The walk begins this coming Sunday in the town of Landquart in Graubünden and is expected to reach on Monday monastery below of Davos. Only for this part of the Demonstration, the police has allowed the use of the road. Then they wanted to go on Hiking trails, for which no permission was needed, to Davos, said Payal Parekh of Strike WEF.

the climate-strikers*want to take part on Tuesday in a rally, the young socialist*the inside of the Grisons to the police. Approved an event with 300 people on the town hall square in the vicinity of the station. Later there is a "people's Assembly" in a school, to advise how the carbon dioxide emissions by 2035, to zero.

The world economic forum for the first time identifies risks to the environment on the first places:

1 Extreme weather events

2 Failure of the climate protection and adaptation measures.

3 environmental crime, such as Oil and radioactive contamination

4 loss of diversity of species and Ecosystems

5 Major natural disasters, such as earthquakes or Tsunamis

May Greta Thunberg, the initiator of the Fridays-for-Future-movement is to participate in the protests. You should, however, occur also in the official program of the forum. In the great hall, they discussed, among other things, with Oliver Bäte, Chairman of the management Board of Allianz insurance. WEF chief Klaus Schwab is trying to make his event as Congress, corporations appear to be, but to give him the semblance of openness. Therefore, the WEF activist Thunberg has been invited as one of ten youth "Change Makers".

This flexibility is a lesson from previous confrontations. During today's WEF was, until the 1980s only a Manager meeting with a limited range, and blossomed into in the course of the new globalization to the world economic forum. Left critics of globalization, the end of the 1990s, among other things, the Organisation Attac and in 2001, the world founded the social forum in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, viewed Davos as their natural opponent and a hub of global domination of the capitalist corporations.

In 2000 moved in a Demonstration of about 1,000 people in Davos, in 2001, it came to street battles in Zurich. In 2004, left the Davos-opponent*were trapped in landquart by the police. For many years, met in parallel to the Forum in Davos, the organization of the Public Eye (Public eye) and gave their abusive prices to corporations. 2015 had exhausted, this form of protest. Now it's happening again. "The members of the WEF stand for a System that builds in a finite world, infinite growth," writes Strike WEF. The WEF belong to abolished.

Updated Date: 18 January 2020, 13:00

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