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New (to me) heard in Davos #wef19
- New Collar Worker (with tech &soft skills to work in tech indust obtained via nontraditional education paths)
- "We don't teach, we provide opportunities to learn"
- 1 key to 5G is v low latency
- 5G will change our lives and economies as radically as smartphones did
- US-CN trade war is just the opening skirmish in long battle over tech dominance
- "Precise Regulation" of big tech is needed (Marc Benioff)
- There is a global minimum wage for seamen; it's about $650 a month.
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THREAD: We wrapped @Davos #WEF19 today & I want to share my thoughts on the mood this year. Discussions focused on geopolitical & economic risks to the energy sector, #climatechange, optimism abt the pace & promise of technological innovation & outlook for clean energy.
Compared to 2018, the economic mood @Davos was more grim & subdued. Ongoing US-China trade dispute weighed heavily.. Many expect some resolution before March 2 deadline, but thorny issues in relationship will persist & China digging in for long-term. Brexit added to worries.
Last year’s lamenting by world leaders that the U.S. had withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement were replaced w/ deep concern that the U.S. has exited the world stage completely.
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How much do indirect emissions from extracting, processing and transporting oil and gas to consumers add to full lifecycle emissions? We looked in detail at this in @iea #WEO2018 (thread below, more at bit.ly/2WhiPkq)
The answer varies, depending on where and how the oil and gas is produced. In a first comprehensive global assessment, led by @TofMcGlade, we found that the most emissions-intensive sources of oil and gas have four times more indirect emissions than the least 2/10
This matters. Total indirect greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas operations today, including CO2 and methane, are around 5.2 billion tonnes CO2-eq, that’s 15% of total energy sector GHG emissions 3/10
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Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
afiforum.com
#Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
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Stunning new data:

The world’s 2,200 billionaires grew 12 percent wealthier in 2018. Meanwhile, the bottom half of the world got 11 percent poorer.

Don’t be Pinkered into everything’s-getting-better complacency.

The few are monopolizing progress.

theguardian.com/business/2019/…
And make no mistake. Many of those gathering in #Davos are the cornerstones of the class, and the system, that made it this way.

Arsonists at a firefighting meeting.
“between 1980 and 2016 the poorest 50% of humanity only captured 12 cents in every dollar of global income growth. By contrast, the top 1% captured 27 cents of every dollar.”

The same 1 percent large swaths of which identify as philanthropists.
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