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EU-Australia Leaders’ Meeting 2022: Joint press release

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Joint press release by the Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Russia / Ukraine Climate change, environment, and energy transition Indo-Pacific Trade Agreement and economic […]

For Australia’s Indigenous communities, preserving their languages is a matter of life and death

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yarlalu Thomas, Precision Public Health Fellow, Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases, Roy Hill Community Foundation, Rani Charuruks Ong, Program Manager, Lyfe Languages, Gareth Baynam, Medical Director, Rare Care Centre, Perth Children’s Hospital, Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and […]

How climate change is causing an insurance crisis in Australia

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 leading to worsening wildfires and floods in Australia. A new report says insurance will become increasingly unaffordable or unavailable in large parts of the country due to extreme weather. […]

Community batteries are helping neighbours in Australia share energy – here’s how

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 In Australia, neighbourhoods are using community batteries to store solar energy locally. This helps reduce their bills and eases pressure on the electricity grid at peak times. Wind and solar energy isn’t […]

Air quality, aviation fuel and Australia’s koalas: Everything you need to know about the environment this week

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 This weekly round-up brings you some of the key environment stories from the past seven days, to help keep you up to date. Top stories: WHO releases new air quality guidelines: China’s new […]

7 renewable energy lessons from South Australia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming Senior Writer, Formative Content A mix of renewable energy sources has helped South Australia smash its sustainable power goals, says a new report. In 2020, renewables delivered 60% of the state’s energy needs. By 2050, it […]

This is how we can help Australia organize the world’s generosity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan, Community Specialist, Young Global Leaders – Asia, World Economic Forum Geneva & Mina Guli, Founder and Chief Water Advocate, Thirst The world has rallied around Australia amid its bushfire crisis with countless offers of help and […]

5 ways the world is rallying around Australia as bushfires rage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Bushfires continue to rage across huge tracts of land in Australia. Firefighters from the United States and Canada have joined the rescue efforts, assisting thousands of local volunteers to combat the flames. […]

Australia’s bushfires have pumped out half a year’s CO2 emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Australian CO2 emissions have surged by 250 million tonnes as a result of bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland. Vegetation vital for absorbing CO2 is being destroyed by the blazes. Experts […]

Australia wildfires: communities must stay vigilant, urges UN weather agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. As Australia’s “catastrophic” and deadly wildfire emergency continues, UN weather experts on Tuesday echoed Government warnings for people to remain vigilant in the face of the fast-moving threat and tinderbox conditions. In Geneva, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) noted that dozens of fires are […]

Australia wants to build a giant underground ‘battery’ to help power the nation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Governments around the world are looking to boost renewable energy capacity as they race to cut their reliance on fossil fuels. But one of the big questions they face is how to keep […]

Australian solar could power Singapore within a decade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content When the 720 km power cable from Norway to the UK made landfall two years ago it was hailed as the longest in the world. Now a Singaporean renewable energy company has plans for […]

Australian homes are turning to solar power in record numbers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content There’s a renewable revolution going on down under – and it’s taking place on the country’s rooftops. A record amount of new solar capacity has been fitted to Australia’s households and businesses in […]

Meet the man who drove from the Netherlands to Australia without visiting a gas station

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer , Formative Content How far could you drive without gas? That’s the question answered by a 32-year-old Dutchman who drove from his home nation to Australia in an electric car. “For almost two years I […]

World in grip of ‘high impact weather’ as US freezes, Australia sizzles, parts of South America deluged

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. “High impact weather” has gripped much of the world so far this year, the UN weather agency, WMO, reported on Friday, with “dangerous and extreme cold in North America, record high heat and wildfires in Australia, heavy rains in parts of South America, and heavy snow […]

Australia needs to intensify efforts to meet its 2030 emissions goal

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Australia has made some progress replacing coal with natural gas and renewables in electricity generation yet remains one of the most carbon-intensive OECD countries and one of the few where greenhouse gas emissions (excluding land use change and forestry) have risen in the past decade. The […]

Australia’s record heatwave: From fainting tennis players to dead fish

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The four days up to January 15 were some of the hottest on record, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, which has issued a series of warnings that cover the whole country. […]

Australia urged to evacuate offshore detainees amid widespread, acute mental distress

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Australia should end its offshore processing policy on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea amid reports of widespread, acute mental distress and attempted suicide by children and young adults, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. “In one of the various […]

Australia now has 25 million people. Will it choose to keep growing?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content Australia’s population has just broken the 25 million people mark for the first time. That is double its population in 1970 and is largely due to migration. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports […]

The entire Australian state of New South Wales is in drought

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leora Klapper, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank A severe drought is crippling farmers and regional communities across the eastern state, where in some parts less than 10mm of rain fell in July, according to Bureau of […]

EU and Australia launch talks for a broad trade agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström together with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Trade Minister of Australia Steven Ciobo officially launched negotiations for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement between the EU and Australia in the Australian capital of Canberra. The aim of […]

EU and UK soon to be in a post-Brexit rush over free trade agreement with Australia

Last week, trade was one of the hottest topics on the European economic scene. The European Union and Australia made substantial progress towards the conclusion of a free trade agreement which has been on the table for years. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Australia’s Minister for Trade, Investment and Tourism, Steven Ciobo, announced they […]

G20 LIVE: the EU trade gold rush continues as EU and Australia agree to launch Free Trade Agreement (FTA) live from Antalya Turkey

While the outcomes of the last round of the TTIP negotiations and the many recent turning points are still dominating the conversation on the trade side in Brussels, another major happening broke a few days ago. Following talks at G20 Leaders Summit in Antalya Turkey last Sunday morning with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the President of […]

These are the world’s most sustainable universities

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 From the Paris revolt in 1968 to the anti-Vietnam war student strikes, academic establishments have long been instigators of societal change. And, as the climate crisis intensifies, the need for large-scale transformation has […]

G7 agrees oil price cap: reducing Russia’s revenues, while keeping global energy markets stable

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The international Price Cap Coalition has finalised its work on implementing an oil price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil. EU Member States in the Council have also just approved in parallel its implementation within the EU. The cap has been set at a […]

Why Cambodia is investing in human development to manage uncertainty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alissar Chaker, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia, Ivan Gonzalez de Alba, Senior Economist, United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia The COVID-19 pandemic created widespread challenges, which were compounded by the war in Ukraine. These shocks […]

Why ‘fire drills’ are key for cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum, Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Lead, Expert Network and Content Partners, World Economic Forum Industry experts are urging organizations across sectors to prepare for cyber attacks. The call to action comes […]

These 4 cities are encouraging people to protect biodiversity. Here’s how

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 Half of the world’s population lives in cities. That is projected to grow to two-thirds, or almost seven billion people by 2050. Rapid urbanization poses a threat to wildlife and nature. Around […]

Air quality in Europe is improving, and the other climate change stories you need to read this week

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 1. News in brief: Top climate change stories to read this week Air quality in Europe is improving, but it still poses high risks according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Exposure […]

Finance pivots from risks to the opportunities of energy transition and decarbonization at COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Huw van Steenis, Vice-Chair, Oliver Wyman The mood at COP27 was subdued. The Ukrainian war, the energy crisis, rampant inflation, summer droughts and the sharp increase in the costs of capital for projects all weighed on investors’ and […]

Cervical cancer elimination: Why we need partnerships to scale equitable access to vaccines and screening

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sofiat Akinola, Director, Health Policy & External Affairs. Roche Diagnostics Solutions, Roche, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, Founder/CEO, Medicaid Cancer Foundation, Tamika Felder, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Cervivor, Kim Simplis Barrow, Founder, Women for Peace, Justice & Equality A […]

How can we save the world’s rainforests?

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 Rainforests may only cover around 6% of the earth’s surface, but they are home to around 50% of all terrestrial biodiversity and provide the resources for many of the everyday products we […]

How circular solutions can boost supply chain resilience and decarbonization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neelam Melwani, Senior Manager, Circular Economy and Sustainability, Deloitte LLP COP27 is another crucial milestone in our race to a net-zero world. The past years were marked by companies focusing on addressing direct emissions from company-owned and controlled […]