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Switzerland, Jan 10 (Canadian-Media): Global leaders have been urged by Greta Thunberg and fellow youth climate campaigners to immediately immediately end the huge ongoing investments in fossil fuel exploration and enormous subsidies for coal, oil and gas use, media reports said.
Political and business leaders who will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, are also being called to ensure investment funds dump their holdings in fossil fuel companies as burning of fossil fuels is the biggest driver of the climate emergency and added that today's business is turning into a crime against humanity.
The agenda for the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, which begins on 20 January in Switzerland, lists four “urgent and important” global issues. The first is “how to address the urgent climate and environmental challenges that are harming our ecology and economy”.
The climate strikers said: “The world’s leaders should invest their money in existing sustainable technologies, research and in restoring nature. Short-term profit should not trump long-term stability of life.”
Catastrophic impacts are predicted by the scientists unless deep cuts in emissions are made rapidly, but global emissions are still rising.
“Young people are being let down by older generations and those in power,” the climate strikers said. “To some it may seem like we are asking for a lot. But this is just the very minimum effort needed to start the rapid sustainable transition.”