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People hold placards, many of which have warnings of the ecological repercussions of the actions of humans, as they participate in a gathering called by climate activists prior to the start of a march to Davos.

Ms Thunberg responded by referring to "empty words and promises" by world leaders.

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen smiles as she delivers a welcoming address, at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland. A massive and immediate reduction in Carbon dioxide emissions is required to retain a fighting chance of keeping global temperatures from rising a potentially catastrophic 1.5 degrees Celsius, she said.

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The IMF said the more upbeat forcast is largely due to Trump and China easing their trade war, and the stimulus from 49 central banks, including the Federal Reserve, that have lowered interest rates.

'We are already seeing some tentative signs of stabilisation but we have not reached a turning point yet, ' said International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva.

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Over the last 50 years there have been significant changes at the geopolitical level, he noted, adding that "many of these developments have benefitted humanity while others have had adverse effects and created significant development lacunae".


Trump later told reporters: "I'm a very big believer in the environment".

Greta Thunberg voiced her displeasure and concern on how global carbon emissions have not been reduced in the year her activism has been highlighted by politicians and news outlets.

He said Tuesday that being added to a USA list of sanctioned companies "didn't hurt us much". The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to acquit him and leave him in office, possibly as soon as next week.

However, Thunberg said, the struggle against climate change will require more than just general awareness.

Thunberg herself-who was also speaking at Davos-also said that planting trees alone is not sufficient to properly address the climate emergency.

Responding to those who have accused her of doom-mongering, Thunberg said her message was simply based on scientific facts, not irrational fears.

"There is a difference between being heard to actually leading to something", she said.

He says the forum provides an arena where "political will and mutual cooperation can be guided and strengthened in overcoming the isolationism, individualism and ideological colonization that sadly characterizes too much contemporary debate".

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