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Is climate denialism dead?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum It may not be dead yet but denial is in decline in much of the world. The climate legislation recently passed in the US is a sign of related […]

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Building resilience and youth entrepreneurship in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Grégory Renand, Head, Z Zurich Foundation, Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide Africa is blossoming with entrepreneurial potential and now boasts seven unicorns, up from zero in 2015. But as other continents have been fostering […]

How city and state diplomacy can strengthen US foreign policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erin Bromaghim, Visiting Senior Fellow for City and State Diplomacy, Truman Center for National Policy City and state diplomacy is an important part of international cooperation, but right now it has no link to US foreign policy – […]

How consumer credit can drive growth in Africa’s emerging e-commerce sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fehintolu Olaogun, CEO and Co-founder, CredPal E-commerce in Africa increased by 57% between 2019 and 2020. Lack of access to consumer credit is holding back the retail sector. Credit could expand purchasing power and increase e-commerce. Retail in […]

Palestine: EU announces €261 million in support of UNRWA’s operations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union confirmed today its role as a long-standing, predictable and reliable partner of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and one of its largest donors. The European Commission adopted €261 million as the […]

A crisis is coming – 4 steps to address Africa’s urgent financing needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Kende-Robb, Senior Fellow, African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) Amid social unrest, economic crises and political conflicts, 23 African countries are at high risk of – or already in – debt distress. Of the IMF’s $650 billion […]

How next-gen technology in agriculture can make food safer in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taranjeet Bhamra, Co – Founder, AgNext Food adulteration in India is a persistent problem. The COVID-19 pandemic inadvertently put a spotlight on the importance of monitoring and addressing food safety issues, which were previously common in the value […]

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5 technologies that will transform our lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Venture Chair, Redesign Health Technology is developing rapidly and innovations that were once the stuff of science fiction are now an everyday reality. AI, VR, gene-editing, blockchain and nanotechnology are the five foundational technologies that will […]

The supply chain is dead: Why we must build a ‘living supply chain’ for food

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Rogers, CEO, Apeel Sciences The food chain has become a more mainstream discussion since conflict, COVID-19 and the climate crisis have laid bare its dependencies and risks. Our supply chain for perishable items, such as food, has […]

Vertical Urban Mobility: Why the future of urban development lies far above the ground

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jens Martin Skibsted, Partner, Manyone A/S As global populations balloon and the number of urban dwellers skyrockets, the ground would be unable to efficiently contain all of us – a problem that Vertical Urban Mobility might offer solutions […]

Why deep metrics and a strong learning culture are needed to drive effective ESG performance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cyrus Suntook, Strategy Senior Manager, Responsible Leadership Fellow, Accenture, Linda Ringnalda, Research Associate Manager, Accenture, Monique de Ritter, Research Specialist Sustainability, Accenture Now is the time for companies to turn their verbal commitments to sustainability into action. However, […]

How to give the world’s youth a voice in shaping global challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mahmoud Jabari, Acting Lead for Europe & Middle East, World Economic Forum Young people aged between 15 and 24 make up 16% of the global population. Yet, their lack of trust in traditional institutions and the absence of […]

3 charts that show the state of the job market in OECD countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Unemployment across the 38 member countries of the OECD stabilized at 5% in May 2022. Two-thirds of OECD countries say unemployment is “below or equal to” pre-pandemic levels. 90% of OECD countries […]

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5 technologies that will transform our lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Venture Chair, Redesign Health Technology is developing rapidly and innovations that were once the stuff of science fiction are now an everyday reality. AI, VR, gene-editing, blockchain and nanotechnology are the five foundational technologies that will […]

Do data regulations properly protect consumers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Hughes, Chief Business Officer, Duality Technologies 75% of the world’s population will have its personal data covered under modern privacy regulations by 2024. Enterprises must ensure that they have dedicated privacy practices. And strategies to understand and […]

The four key ways disinformation is spread online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Social media has allowed online disinformation to flourish. False and out-of-context information is largely propagated by people looking to distort public opinion and advance particular agendas. Disinformation is often […]

Your data could warm you up this winter, here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Tech companies are using the data centres that house their vast servers to heat homes and cut CO2. The data-centre heating market could be worth $2.5 billion by 2025, according to recent forecasts […]

These social media channels are where UK teens get their news

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Instagram, TikTok and YouTube are the most popular sites in the UK for 12- to 15-year-olds to get their news, according to Ofcom. Despite being a top news source, social media is […]

How next-gen technology in agriculture can make food safer in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taranjeet Bhamra, Co – Founder, AgNext Food adulteration in India is a persistent problem. The COVID-19 pandemic inadvertently put a spotlight on the importance of monitoring and addressing food safety issues, which were previously common in the value […]

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Is climate denialism dead?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum It may not be dead yet but denial is in decline in much of the world. The climate legislation recently passed in the US is a sign of related […]

Droughts are getting worse around the world, here’s why and what needs to be done

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Climate change is contributing to more droughts and water shortages on continents around the world. Northern Italy is facing its worst drought in 70 years, and more than 43% of US states […]

3 tips from trillion-dollar investors on sealing the co-investment deal

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Lu, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute, Akanksha Madan, Student Researcher, Yale-NUS Co-investing is a financial model that sees smaller investors collaborate with larger partners, avoiding fees, exchanging knowledge and opening up new investments. In 2012, 24% of Limited […]

Inflation, employment, growth: The Eurozone’s economic outlook in 3 charts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Global economic growth will slow to 3.2% this year from 6.1% in 2021, the IMF predicts. Europe’s economy is being particularly impacted by the war in Ukraine – because of the rising […]

3 ways to improve recycling behaviour and boost the circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shannon Bouton, President and CEO, Delterra, Alina Gabdrakhmanova, Global Insights Manager, Delterra, Cynthia Shih, Senior Advisor, Delterra, Jeremy Douglas, Director of Partnerships, Delterra Global recycling rates are disappointingly low at 16%. Recycling behaviour changes are key to the […]

Your data could warm you up this winter, here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Tech companies are using the data centres that house their vast servers to heat homes and cut CO2. The data-centre heating market could be worth $2.5 billion by 2025, according to recent forecasts […]

Georgia’s EU bid: chasing a solution to domestic issues?

This article was written for The European Sting by the political correspondent Ms. Katarzyna Rybarczyk. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Since the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia began in 2009, Georgia has come a long way in terms of preparing to […]

Europe’s source of ‘energy security’ is facing headwinds. This is why 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline normally provides much of Europe’s energy but it was recently throttled. This supply cut is seen as Russia’s response to sanctions applied following […]

If the Pelosis of this world don’t chill asap, a war between China and the US could make Ukraine look like peekaboo

So, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, had planned her summer break in the Indo-Pacific by stopping by traditional American friends and bases in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. The US press release hadn’t mentioned any other stops, which really made sense as those are the countries in the region that watch “Friends” […]

Drugs and Addiction: A Harm Reduction Look and a Perspective on Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Thiago Gurgel Regis and Ms. Liliany Mirelly Bezerra Alves, two second-year medical students at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), in Mossoró, Brazl. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

The issue of drug addiction and how to tackle it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Susmita Das, a fourth-year medical student of Shaheed Shuhrawardy Medical College,Dhaka,Bangladesh. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

The issue of drug addiction and the harm reduction approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. IZERE Salomon, a Second Year Medical Student at the University of Rwanda. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The issue of drug addiction and the focus on harm reduction approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. UWASE Sandrine, a medical student from the University of Rwanda, Rwanda. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Drug and Addiction: the harm reduction approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rawshan Saiyara Nawal, a Bangladeshi undergraduate medical student from the University of Dhaka. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Treatment Strategy for Drug Abuse and Addiction

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Peter Olayemi, a member of Ladoke Akintola University Medical Students Association LAUMSA, Nigeria. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Drugs and addiction: a harm reduction approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pamonphon Phummai, a high school student at the Mahidol University International Demonstration School (MUIDS) in Thailand.  He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

A drug addict needs a shoulder to cry on

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Natabhon Intrapak, Ms. Chanidapa Chaovanasrimanont and Mr. Sunhanut Munkong, three students from Thailand. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Drug addiction: harm reduction in Pakistan

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhammad Shahzeb, a third-year medical student from Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, Pakistan. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Drug abuse: all it takes is compassion

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laveeza Fatima, a 19 years old medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

Eliminating the Risks of Substance Use: Harm Reduction Approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laveeza Fatima, a 19 years old medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

Learning Strategies about Drugs: Against the Stigma of Addiction

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giorgos Athanasias, a medical student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

The Need for Harm Reduction in an Era of Social Isolation and Rampant Drug Use

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. George Mathew is a fourth-year medical student at Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

Harm Reduction Approaches: The Keys To Mitigating Drugs and Addiction

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins, a third year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica and a member of JAMSA Jamaica (a member of IFMSA). He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Here’s how England plans to end taboos about women’s health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The newly appointed Women’s Health Ambassador for England is on a mission to close the gender health gap. Dame Lesley Regan says she wants to end taboos on topics like periods and […]

What is ‘Phase Down Finance’ and why it’s better than divestment to achieve decarbonization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emily Tyler, Climate Policy Lead, Meridian Economics & Celeste Renaud, Analyst, Meridian Economics Divestment from emitting assets doesn’t necessarily lead to their closure, leaving a gap in low carbon investment strategies. Phase Down Finance can assist in managing […]

How energy efficiency can break Europe’s gas addiction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Europe Operations, Schneider Electric The new REPowerEU plan tries to reconcile the need to reduce dependency on Russian gas with Europe’s climate targets. Yet more can be done to maximize […]

Going green could save Europe €1 trillion in fossil fuel costs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Modelling by think-tank Ember suggests the potential for decarbonizing Europe’s power system. It could be 95% by the middle of the next decade – at no extra cost – researchers found. The fossil […]

Family planning: how can the health workforce provide meaningful family support?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Zainab Abid Shah, a second-year medical student currently studying at the Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), Lahore, Pakistan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

Family planning: how can health workforce provide meaningful family planning support

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms.Tasmima Islam Oishi, a student of Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Family Planning & CSE: Core of a Healthy Lifestyle

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Sharif Mohammad Sadat, a third year medical student currently studying in Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

What is NATO aiming for? To scare China, expand its military business in the Asia-Pacific or threaten global peace?

How much has NATO gone too far last week? The recent gathering of NATO members in Madrid has been for some a reckless provocation for a new Cold War right at the middle of an already turbulent 21st century. Why? Obviously, Russia’s invasion in Ukraine was at the top of the agenda and not without […]

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Family Planning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, early-stage researcher (ESRs) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Role of comprehensive sex education in family planning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhammad Numan Tahir is a final year medical student at Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College Mirpur AJK, Pakistan. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

Comprehensive sexuality education: an overlook

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Martina Trevisiol, a third-year Medical student at the University of L’Aquila, Italy. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The importance of healthcare workers guidance in comprehensive sexuality education and family planning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariam Mohamed is a first-year medical student at the University of Montreal. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Conception, Contraception & Public Perception: How the Healthcare Community Can Improve Adolescent Family Planning Facilities

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Madhu Shruti Mukherjee, a 2nd year medical student under the West Bengal University of Health Sciences. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

Family Planning: How can the health workforce provide meaningful family planning support

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by IZERE Salomon and SIBOMANA Olivier, two 2nd year medical students at University of Rwanda, college of medicine and health sciences, department of general medicine and surgery. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

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