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How Does The Davos Crowd View Green Infrastructure, Sustainable Supply Chains, And Conservation Investment?

US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have kicked off the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where leaders from business and government aim to stem the rising tide of populist sentiment and forge global cooperation on climate change.

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