Davos – a prelude to the world economic forum At the world economic forum in Davos, heads of state and business leaders improve, according to the motto “the state of the world”. Donald Trump has cancelled his visit. © Photo: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Accompanied by more pessimistic economic expectations for the world economy, the world economic forum (WEF) begins this morning in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. To have the Meeting registered with 3,000 participants from policy, economy and society, to advise in the coming days about solutions to international problems such as climate change, cyber attacks and trade wars. The meeting this year under the slogan “globalization 4.0: the search for a global architecture in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

In the run-up to the WEF had several prominent headlines Cancel, provides: in addition to US President, Donald Trump, France’s state chief Emmanuel Macron, as well as the British Prime Minister, Theresa May not to the to Friday permanent part of the conference. All three are currently struggling with internal political conflicts, Shutdown, Brexit and the protest movement of the so-called yellow the West, and said, therefore, your travel in Switzerland. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) will be on-site and on Wednesday, a speech to the plenary.

voltage of the first major speech of the right-wing populist Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, has in Davos, his first international appearance is not expected. Against his visit, there had already been demonstrations. Critics accuse the former military are racist, sexist and homophobic Remarks, while investors hope for a liberal economic policy of the heads of state. Bolsonaro had, shortly after his assumption of office, the privatisation of a number of airports and seaports.

However, it is still unclear what course will take the economic issues, the inexperienced new President. His economy Minister, Paulo Guedes wants to privatize as a supporter of the ultra-liberal Chicago school, the pension system, cut taxes, and state enterprises, such as the powerful Oil company Petrobras to privatize. The military in Bolsonaros environment, however, on state-controlled key industries. What flow is, ultimately, must only still show up.

Davos world economic forum without a Trump, May, Macron In Davos has held Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro his first major speech. Came out of a discussion on climate change and nature filmmaker David Attenborough. © Photo: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters “climate is the dominant theme should be”

For discussions, the announcement Bolsonaros to want to be an example to Donald Trump and possibly from the Paris climate protection agreement to get out. Environmentalists and conservationists demanded that those responsible should make climate change the focus of the WEF. “Every year there is a defining theme in Davos. And in this year, the climate would have to be this theme,” said Greenpeace Director Jennifer Morgan. Each participant needed to address climate change. “The whole concept and the approach here is inconsistent with the reality of climate change,” she said. “You can not talk about globalization or about the industrial Revolution 4.0, without the climate change as a framework condition, and to understand.”