Saturday, January 26, 2008

World Leaders Fortify Commitments to Environment

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 25, 2008 (ENS) - Economic, scientific, and political leaders and entertainers pledged hundreds of millions of dollars and moral support to environmental causes ranging from clean water and climate change to a modern green farming revolution as the World Economic Forum wound up its annual meeting in Davos today.

More than 2,500 participants from 88 countries attended this year's annual forum, including 27 heads of state or government. Around 60 percent of the participants are business leaders drawn from the Forum's members - 1,000 large companies from around the world and across all economic sectors.

Today, leaders vowed to make 2008 a turning point in the fight against poverty by redoubling support for the United Nations' Millenium Development Goals, MDGs. Aimed at reducing poverty by 2015, one of the goals is to ensure that 70 million more people are afforded improved access to clean water. More >>>