As the It will be difficult to miss the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) on Monday. the You can attend dozens upon dozens sessions the Global climate crisis. But don’t look for the The first organization to be brought into being the Davos fifty years ago, the topic of sustainability. In 1968, the Club of Rome was made famous. the Sounding in the 1970’s the Alarm bell the planet’s “limits to growth”—including at Davos—is sidelined Starting at the This year’s event.

It could be because of the following: a Differences in opinions This Friday the Club and its allies released a letter Call on the Davos Leaders “tax wealth, income, companies and windfall profits” More progressively, to counter the climate emergency. Between the The signatories included a Co-author the Original Limitations to GrowthKate Raworth the The economist “Doughnut Economics,” And the In addition to being co-presidents the club.

However, such a The message was unlikely to have reached the intended audience. the Swiss ski resort. You can be certain that the address the Energy, food and climate Crises is one. the five thematic pillars at the Annual Meeting. “Climate action” It also the The topic of numerous sessions. But the This isn’t true when discussing taxes, wealth or inequality. Only one session is available. tax Two on inequality and reforms

The tax rate is always going up a Selling to them is harder the Global business elite. They’re a zero-sum game, after all. Paying one dollar to the The government is responsible for taxes a dollar less in profits for the Company and its shareholders. With climate It seems that action is less important than taking the initiative the case. This is where some companies make money already. the Energy transition and profiting from turning the The green economy can be a source of opportunity.  

But for Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, co-president of the Club of Rome, that reasoning doesn’t make sense. “Social tipping points will be our greatest challenge as we move through the 21st century,” I was told by her on the phone, as She was on her way to Davos. “We cannot talk about climate without talking about the hypocrisy of our taxation structures.”

Their letter is here the Club accepted the It can be difficult to convey its message. “Business leaders in Davos this week may feel that this strategy [taxing wealth, income, companies and windfall profits] is against their short term and individual interests,” They wrote. However, they continued calling that a “limited” And “self-destructive” view.

Governments and societies are strengthened by taxes the Reasoning is key. as the Addresses around the world the so-called “polycrisis” climateEnergie, food, immigration, and many other aspects.

However, will that be sufficient to support the argument?

At least a Few tax Fans present at Congress Centre this Week, which may allow them to move the debate forward. Gabriel Zucman, the French economist, known for his research on tax havensIt will also be one of the Participating participants the tax Davos session Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the OECD, the intergovernmental organisation that is trying raise the global tax barAnother is also another.

Its sideline presence at Davos the Club of Rome will be meeting with government officials and people to learn more about their plans to increase taxes. John Kerry is one of them. the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy climate; Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission; Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, and United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres.

As the Club of Rome is a well-known and convincing organization. the Global business elites of something they can benefit from the Long-term, but not in the It is short-term, but in itself a long game. It took the The Club has almost 50 years of experience and is being defended by business leaders. the Limitations to growth Already, two thirds of Americans hold a favorable view of the IRS, a jump of 20% Comparable to the 1980s to 1990s as Recent as 2010.  

But what happens if the Club has everything right the Urgency the This is the social and economic crisis that we are currently facing. They better believe they will be vindicated at Davos. a shorter time coming. This will require them to either join the Debate again or seek out powerful allies the World Economic Forum’s orbit. This is what we know so far a There is a limit the Club of Rome’s own growth at Davos.

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