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How do we solve the world’s biggest challenges? From climate change to inequality; the rise of big tech and rapid changes in how we live and work. Radio Davos talks to the people who have the ideas, the passion and the power to make change happen in a way that benefits all of us.

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How do we solve the world’s biggest challenges? From climate change to inequality; the rise of big tech and rapid changes in how we live and work. Radio Davos talks to the people who have the ideas, the passion and the power to make change happen in a way that benefits all of us.

    Why it's time for the 'middle powers' to step up on geopolitics

    Why it's time for the 'middle powers' to step up on geopolitics

    In a polarised world, with the most powerful nations and the UN unable to prevent or end many wars, could the so-called 'middle powers' step up?
    This week's two guests, both members of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Geopolitics, think so, and say those countries might even consider setting up an 'M-10' of middle powers seeking to resolve conflicts and other problems.
    This podcast is published ahead of the World Economic Forum's Special Meeting on Global Collaboration, Growth and Energy for Development. Find more information at wef.ch/specialmeeting24 and across social media using the hashtag #specialmeeting24.
    Guests: Susana Malcorra, Senior Advisor at Spain’s IE University and former Argentinian foreign minister and UN Secretary General Chief of Staff.
    Bruce Jones, Senior Fellow with The Brookings Institution
    Co-host:
    Nicolai Ruge, Lead, Geopolitics and Trade at the World Economic Forum.
    Links: Davos 2024 session: Middle Powers in a Multipolar World
    Global Future Council on the Future of Geopolitics: https://www.weforum.org/communities/global-future-councils/
    Shaping Cooperation in a Fragmenting World: https://www.weforum.org/publications/shaping-cooperation-in-a-fragmenting-world/
    Special Meeting on Global Collaboration, Growth and Energy for Development: https://www.weforum.org/events/special-meeting-on-global-collaboration-growth-and-energy-for-development-2024/
    Related podcasts: Ian Bremmer, Rachel Botsman and Azeem Azhar: 3 experts on the state of the world in 2024
    The number of refugees could double in the next decade, the head of UNHCR says why
    How do vital businesses continue to operate in a war zone? The view from Yemen
    Global Risks Report: the big issues facing leaders at Davos 2024
    Davos 2024: Addressing the North-South Schism
    12 leaders share what to prioritize in 2024
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    It's cheaper to save the world than destroy it: author Akshat Rathi on Climate Capitalism

    It's cheaper to save the world than destroy it: author Akshat Rathi on Climate Capitalism

    “Climate Capitalism is an antidote to the dominant narrative that because we’ve ignored the climate crisis for so long, it will soon be too late. While it’s true that we’ve not done enough yet, we’re nowhere close to being too late.”
    So says Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg’s senior climate reporter and host of the podcast Zero, in his new book Climate Capitalism, which looks at ways business and industry and finance can make, and in some cases are making, real progress on climate change.
    Mentioned in this episode: Global Risks Report 2024
    Links:
    World Economic Forum Centre for Nature and Climate  Related podcasts: Geopolitics, the equitable transition, and AI: things to look out for in energy in 2024
    Davos 2024: Transforming Energy Demand
    Reach your changemakers: Arctic Basecamp's Gail Whiteman and Rainn Wilson
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    AI vs Art: Will AI rip the soul out of music, movies and art, or help express our humanity?

    AI vs Art: Will AI rip the soul out of music, movies and art, or help express our humanity?

    For half a century, Nile Rodgers has been making hit records that have touched people's hearts around the world. The creative force behind disco pioneers Chic, and some of the best known songs of David Bowie, Madonna and Beyoncé, tells us the definition of an artist: someone whose work "speaks to the souls of a million strangers".
    But what if generative AI can make music that's just as good? Is AI a threat or a blessing to art and human expression?
    We also hear from the head of the Hollywood actors' union on why moviemakers went on strike over the threat posed by AI. And from Refik Anadol, a leading light in AI-generated art.
    Guests: Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator of the actors’ union SAG-AFTRA
    Refik Anadol, Media Artist and Director, Refik Anadol Studio
    Nile Rodgers, musician and founder of the We Are Family Foundation
    Watch: Nile Rodgers interview: https://www.weforum.org/videos/ai-nile-rodgers/
    Podcasts: What's next for generative AI? Three pioneers on their Eureka moments
    AI: Is 2024 the year that governance catches up with the tech?
    AM24: The Expanding Universe of Generative Models
    'AI will either compete with us or augment us' - so how do we pick the right path?
    Davos 2024: Technology in a Turbulent World
    AI - What could possibly go wrong?: Professor Stuart Russell
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    In the age of the 'manosphere', what's the future for feminism? With Jude Kelly of the WOW Festival

    In the age of the 'manosphere', what's the future for feminism? With Jude Kelly of the WOW Festival

    Theatre director Jude Kelly founded the Women of the World (WOW) Festival almost two decades ago to spur conversations about women, men and feminism.
    WOW is now a global phenomenon, but does the rise of online misogyny pose a threat to progress on gender equality.
    Jude Kelly, who spoke to Radio Davos on World Women's Day 2024, says why it is vital to include men in the conversations about an issue that affects us all.
    Links: WOW Foundation: https://thewowfoundation.com/
    Gender Gap Report: https://www.weforum.org/publications/global-gender-gap-report-2023/
    Podcasts: How COVID and cost of living hit progress on equality: the Global Gender Gap Report 2023
    The future of jobs requires a ‘skills-first’ mindset - for employers and for you
    Democracy can’t flourish if women are excluded: Nazanin Boniadi on Iran at Davos 2023
    Below the Belt: the movie that lifts the taboo on endometriosis
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    • 36 min
    Geopolitics, the equitable transition, and AI: things to look out for in energy in 2024

    Geopolitics, the equitable transition, and AI: things to look out for in energy in 2024

    A year ago in Davos, energy - particularly the disruption to supply and prices caused by the war in Ukraine - was a top issue at the Forum's Annual Meeting and on Radio Davos we invited two experts in to set out the top lines of the energy discussion.
    Roberto Bocca, who heads up energy at the World Economic Forum, and John Defterios, a business professor and former CNN journalist, return this year, as war is an even bigger issue. They also discuss the 'energy transition', especially how that might look in the global South, and they address what was the top issue at this year's Davos: artificial intelligence - which many people believe could play a central role in the energy transition, but which is also itself creating a surge in demand for energy to power all the compute needed to create AI.
    Guests: Roberto Bocca:
    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/authors/roberto-bocca/
    John Defterios: https://www.weforum.org/people/john-defterios/
    Mentioned in this episode: Nuclear Energy Summit 2024 - 21 March:
    https://www.iaea.org/events/nuclear-energy-summit-2024
    SDG-7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all:
    https://www.unep.org/explore-topics/sustainable-development-goals/why-do-sustainable-development-goals-matter/goal-7
    Links: Centre for Energy and Materials: https://centres.weforum.org/centre-for-energy-and-materials/home
    Global Future Council on the Future of Energy Transition: https://www.weforum.org/communities/gfc-on-energy-transition/
    Related podcasts: The global conversation on energy changed at Davos 2023 - here’s why
    The energy transition moonshot: innovations that will transform our world
    A common good? The companies making the AI products we'll soon all be using:
    Related sessions from Davos 2024: Building Equitable Transitions: Green and Fair: https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2024/sessions/building-equitable-transitions-can-green-be-fair/


    Climate and Nature: Seed Capital Needed:
    https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2024/sessions/climate-and-nature-seed-capital-needed/
    Live from the Deep Sea:
    https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2024/sessions/live-from-the-deep-sea/
    Podcast: Davos 2024: Live from the Deep Sea: https://www.weforum.org/podcasts/agenda-dialogues/episodes/davos-2024-live-from-the-deep-sea/
    Catch up on all the action from Davos at wef.ch/wef24 and across social media using the hashtag #WEF24.
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    Ian Bremmer, Rachel Botsman and Azeem Azhar: 3 experts on the state of the world in 2024

    Ian Bremmer, Rachel Botsman and Azeem Azhar: 3 experts on the state of the world in 2024

    What's in store for 2024?
    Ian Bremmer's political risk consultancy predicts an 'annus horribilis' but Exponential View's Azeem Azhar says we are in an 'incredible decade'.
    So is the state of the world 'glass half empty, or half full'?
    And in an uncertain world, Oxford University's Rachel Botsman, tells why trust is so vital, and how it can be re-built, or rather, re-earned.
    Guests: Ian Bremmer: https://www.eurasiagroup.net/people/IBremmer
    Rachel Botsman: https://rachelbotsman.com/
    Azeem Azhar: https://www.azeemazhar.com/
    World Economic Forum Strategic Intelligence: https://intelligence.weforum.org/
    World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2024: https://www.weforum.org/publications/global-risks-report-2024/
    These are the biggest global risks we face in 2024 and beyond
    Global Risk Report 2024: Transitions in the age of information
    Global Risks 2024: At a turning point - Global Risks Report 2024
    Global Risks Report 2024: Risks are growing, but there's hope
    Related podcasts: Global Risks Report: the big issues facing leaders at Davos 2024
    'Expect the unexpected': IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva on AI, preparedness - and the global economy in 2024
    12 leaders share what to prioritize in 2024
    What's next for generative AI? Three pioneers on their Eureka moments
    Annual Meeting 2024: What just happened in Davos?
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