Sunday, January 27, 2013

Davos: After people arrive via private jets, helicopters, and limousines, "Climate change has been treated as a given in the sessions I've attended"

Davos 2013: as it happened - January 24, 2013 - Telegraph
Doubters may rage, but you won't find many people at Davos in your camp. , from the IMF's Christine Lagarde warning last night that without action the next generation will be "roasted, toasted, fried and grilled", to Andrew Liveris, head of US giant The Dow Chemical Company, describing tackling energy policy and climate change issues as the “same thing”.
Davos Revs Up: Private Jets and Limo Emission Guidelines
The journey to the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos is a long one for many participants, but it's far from arduous for the privileged.

It starts with an influx of private jets at Zurich airport, sending airport officials scrambling to accommodate the arrival of some of the world's most important business leaders and politicians. A surge of VIP flights then hits the private jet terminal -- which sends those who didn't register in time to smaller area airports.

Once on the ground, a VIP's journey to Davos, nestled at an altitude of 1,560 meters (5,118 feet), continues in style. Conference organizers provide information on how to arrive by helicopter, and even emissions standards guidelines for limousines.

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