Davos elite say inflation cuts law is new Paris climate deal Trump opposed

Recent inflation-cutting laws may do little to combat soaring prices, but they are the biggest deal to combat climate change since the 2015 Paris Agreement, when former President Donald Trump withdrew the United States. The head of the Multinational Energy Policy Group told attendees at a globalist meetup in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday.

Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said during a panel discussion on energy security that the Inflation Reduction Act passed without Republican support and signed into law by President Joe Biden in 2022 would actually said to be the most important. This is the most important climate deal since the Paris Agreement, as it will spur huge investments in clean energy.

Energy security is now the biggest driver of climate-related investment, Birol said on the second day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit in Davos, which has declared and promoted 2023 as the “Year of Polycrisis.” He added that it was the driving force behind Recommitting members to a progressive climate and social justice agenda is difficult.

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Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Singapore, 25 October 2022. (Isabel Kua/Reuters)

In June 2017, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, citing its economic costs and its negative impact on American workers and businesses.

The former president also argued that the deal would be unfair to the United States, allowing other countries to continue to pollute at higher levels while imposing a greater burden on the country to reduce emissions. He also argued that a climate deal would undermine the U.S. economy, cost jobs, and put the country at a permanent disadvantage to other nations.

Biden on Jan. 20, 2021, first day in office signed Bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement.

“You have seen, and will continue to see, we weave climate change into the most important bilateral and multilateral conversations at all levels. I ask other leaders how they can do more.” US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a statement on February 19, 2021 that the US was once again officially a party to the Paris Agreement. said it was day.

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President Joe Biden at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House on January 12, 2023 in Washington. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

“The Year of Polycrisis”

WEF President Klaus Schwab kicked off the 53rd annual meeting of political leaders, business executives and activists in Davos on Monday, warning of “unprecedented crises” and a range of deglobalization measures. It urged globalists to unite in the face of trends.

“The theme of the Davos meeting is cooperation in a divided world,” Krause said in his opening remarks, noting that “economic, environmental, social and geopolitical crises converge and converge to create a highly versatile and disproportionate We are creating a secure future.”

The WEF identified the top five short-term risks as “Cost of Living Crisis, Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather, Geoeconomic Conflicts, Failure of Climate Change Mitigation, and Erosion of Social Cohesion and Social Polarization.” .

Looking further ahead, the Global Forum notes in its report, “The top four most significant risks over the next decade will all be environmental.”

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World Economic Forum Founder Klaus Schwab speaks at the ‘Crystal Award’ ceremony at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 16, 2023. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

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The so-called ‘climate emergency’ is a major theme of the Davos meeting, with sessions on issues such as adaptation to climate change, and panel discussions on the future of biodiversity and environmental protection.

Biden’s special climate envoy and former senator John Kerry said on Tuesday that the world is running out of time to tackle climate change to avoid the worst impacts, and that achieving a low-carbon economy requires “money, Money, money,” he said.

Former Vice President Al Gore, a leading figure in climate action, will speak at a four-day talkfest about building clean energy infrastructure and working to decarbonize the economy.

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U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry speaks on stage at the 2021 Concordia Annual Summit at the Sheraton New York in New York City on September 20, 2021. (Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)

“You will own nothing and be happy”

The WEF has been the subject of considerable disdain in its 2016 advertising campaign. said: “Welcome to 2030. I own nothing and have no privacy. Life has never been better.”

Many critics objected to the organization’s attempts to frame personal ownership and lack of privacy as positive, with the ad spawning a tsunami of memes, many of which read “You own nothing.” It centers around the slogan, “Be happy.”

initially with promotion video and some articleMuch of the campaign’s content has since been removed from the internet.

The WEF sent out a tweet expressing that the idea was still there, video feature Eight predictions for 2030 are still available online. And you will be happy. “

Twitter CEO Elon Musk took to social media platforms over the weekend with a series of quips aimed at the WEF, commenting on an article referring to the “you own nothing” controversy.

“I think there is value in having some sort of mixed government-commercial forum. wrote to Post to Twitterresponding to substack article Co-authored by independent journalists Michael Schellenberger and Isabella Kaminska.

Schellenberger and Kaminska called on WEF managing director Adrian Monk, who condemned the uproar over a “you own nothing” ad posted on an online forum by right-wing reactionaries.

Written by Monk Written opinion Canadian outlet The Globe and Mail last August called the backlash a “misinformation campaign targeting the World Economic Forum.”

“The story of ‘you can own nothing and be happy’ is not trivial and provides valuable insight into how disinformation is created and why it is essential not to perpetuate its proliferation. provide,” Monk wrote, claiming that many of the criticisms were racist and anti-Semitic.

Shellenberger and Kamiska refuted Monck’s claims. The phrase “Have nothing, be happy” did not come from 4chan. It started with the WEF website,” they wrote.

Meanwhile, Musk was making fun of the organization.

“We should make a game show. ‘Who said 4Chan or Davos?'” Musk wrote Another Twitter post, It refers to the 4chan message board that Monck mentions in his article.

Kevin Stocklin and Reuters contributed to this report.

Tom Ozimek

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