Greenery: the miracle cure for urban living

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aruni Bhatnagar, Smith and Lucille Gibson Chair Department of Medicine, University of Louisville Imagine a drug that could lower the rates of heart disease, anxiety, stress and depression, prolong lifespan, strengthen social cohesion, encourage more physical activity and promote […]

Here’s how India became a global clean energy powerhouse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director, ReNew Power The past few years have seen a steady rise in India’s global stature, manifested in its enhanced economic and diplomatic clout. As the world is looking to mitigate the rapidly growing […]

First do no harm. Why healthcare needs to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips If I’ve learned one thing working in the healthcare sector, it’s the earlier you can diagnose a disease, the better chance you have of curing it – or at least mitigating its […]

Climate change: won or lost in cities or by cities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Harman, Cities Economist, International Growth Centre Extinction Rebellion disrupted London and brought many transport routes to a standstill on Easter Weekend in 2019. A key demand for the direct action group was for the government to declare a […]

Why the internet is yesterday’s news in China’s digital leap forward

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winston Wenyan Ma In May 2017, China hosted the historical Go match between Ke Jie, the world’s No 1-ranked player and world champion, and the AI-enabled computer program AlphaGo, designed by Google’s DeepMind Lab. The Wuzhen showdown was […]

How privacy tech is redefining the data economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: CV Madhukar, Investment Partner, Omidyar Network As the tech reckoning continues, governments, journalists and citizens alike are sounding the alarm on the many ways technology – and our personal data – can be used for harm. Every day, billions […]

Can Pakistan make its energy sector greener, cheaper and more reliable? The government thinks so

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ayla Majid, Managing Director, Financial Advisory Services, Khalid Majid Rehman Over the past few years, Pakistan has added extra generation to counter blackouts – but not much attention has been given to energy infrastructure, efficiency, and improving the recovery […]

We can solve climate change – if we involve women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vaishali Sinha, Chief Communication & Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power With the 2030 deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals approaching, the fight against climate change intensifies each year, with governments pumping resources into achieving them. One of the most […]

I cycled over 6,000km across the United States to document climate change. Here’s what I learned

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florian Reber, Tales of Change This summer, I cycled from British Columbia to New Mexico documenting climate change along the Continental Divide. As my second long-distance bike ride as part of the Tales of Change project, my motivation […]

How to build an entrepreneurial university

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaci Eisenberg, Head of Academic Engagement, World Economic Forum & David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College & Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Geneva Universities and industry have a lot to learn from one another – […]

From Israel’s ‘start-up nation’, 4 lessons in innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Ziskind, Project Lead, Digital Europe, Centre for Regional and Geopolitical Affairs, GLF, World Economic Forum & Annika Brack, Head of Community Development, Regional Agenda – Europe, World Economic Forum Only a short flight separates Tel Aviv from many […]

America’s student debt crisis explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Berkley, Project Lead, Data Science and Analysis, World Economic Forum & John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Earlier this week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez injected a dose of reality into a hearing on America’s worsening student […]

This is where teachers are paid the most

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 Jack Ma was a teacher. So was J.K. Rowling. They probably didn’t get paid as much as teachers in Luxembourg, though. There, the average lower secondary school teacher with 15 years’ experience earned more […]

Barcelona’s ‘superblocks’ could save lives and cut pollution, says report

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 Residents of Gracia, in Barcelona, live in a neighbourhood virtually free of traffic, where the areas once occupied by cars have been turned over to people and playgrounds. The area is part of […]

These countries are leading the way in green finance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content What if more money went into financing projects and policies that help the planet? Creating a greener economy requires significant investment, whether that is funding a new network of electric buses, the creation […]

Malaria could be gone by the middle of the century. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Imagine a world free of malaria. It’s not such a far-fetched idea, as this deadly disease could be completely eradicated within a generation, according to new research. But how? The answer lies in […]

Five ways individuals can help save the oceans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniela V. Fernandez, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance I have never understood why society believes young people are not capable of changing the world; ideas change the world, and young people are full of ideas and the energy […]

How global tourism can be more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sérgio Guerreiro, Senior Director for Knowledge Management & Innovation, Turismo de Portugal One of the world’s biggest economic activities, tourism drives wealth, employment, and regional development. In 2018, international tourist arrivals reached 1.4 billion, while total export earnings from […]

Record-breaking heatwaves killed about 1,500 people in France

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content In late July, a heatwave engulfed Europe, breaking temperature records in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. It was the second episode of extreme heat to hit the continent since June. […]

To build the workforce of the future, we need to revolutionize how we learn

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: So-Young Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gnowbe With the advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs) almost a decade ago, learning entered its own period of digital disruption. Digital Learning 1.0 (the age of the MOOCs) catalyzed the […]

These fishing pioneers are making it easier to eat sustainable seafood

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 Imagine a restaurant menu where the fish changed every week, and you never knew what you might be able to order. Well, that’s exactly the type of menu Dock to Dish is trying to […]

Music is a vital urban resource. How do we plan for it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shain Shapiro, Founder and CEO, Sound Diplomacy We take for granted what we use every day. Take clean water. For those lucky enough, we turn on the tap, and water comes out. Not only do we not realise that […]

This is how social media giants are helping stop the spread of measles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Social media companies are responding to the World Health Organization’s call to help prevent the spread of misinformation about vaccines, following a measles increase in almost every region in the world. Pinterest has […]

Bilbao’s city parks offer brain-training games for the elderly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Loneliness and memory loss are two of the most universal fears about getting old. In Bilbao, Spain, city authorities are tackling both with the launch of a programme of cognitive games for the […]

How do we build a #sustainableworld?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henry Taylor, Lead, Innovation and Product Development, World Economic Forum Delivering on the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement is no easy task. The global risks highlighted by these agendas will need […]

5G will change the world – but who will keep it safe?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Jordan, Delivery Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & David Rogers, Lecturer on mobile security systems, Oxford University The advent of 5G networks brings a wealth of new opportunities. Individuals will be able to access a whole […]

London wants new skyscrapers to protect cyclists from wind tunnels

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content London has introduced tougher rules for building new high-rises in its financial district that take into account the impact of wind conditions on cyclists and pedestrians. It is the first time in the […]

3 of Jack Ma’s best pieces of advice

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 Alibaba founder Jack Ma turns 55-years-old today, while the e-commerce giant he founded turns 20. It’s also the day Ma is handing over the reins to Daniel Zhang. The former English teacher founded […]

This is why obesity is classified as a type of malnutrition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content The word ‘malnutrition’ conjures up images of painfully thin children with protruding ribs and swollen bellies. And many children – especially in war-torn countries such as Yemen – are living on the brink […]

Children are forgetting the names for plants and animals

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 How nature-oriented was your childhood? Do you remember admiring flowers in full bloom, while chasing the butterflies and bugs hovering nearby? That may not be an experience shared by youngsters today. A recent […]

Why Opportunity Zones could be key to transforming our cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalia Martinez-Kalinina, Organizational psychologist and strategist, Cambridge Innovation Center The promise of being the base for Amazon’s second headquarters was great — so great, in fact, 238 cities jumped into the intense, year-long competition. Contenders had so much faith […]

Humans have caused this environmental crisis. It’s time to change how we think about risk

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nathanial Matthews, Program Director, Global Resilience Partnership & Patrick Keys, Research Scientist, School of Global Environmental Sustainability Global environmental risks caused by human activities are becoming increasingly complex and interconnected, with far-reaching consequences for people, economies and ecosystems. We […]

Why I stopped taking the lift

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guerric Radiere, Global Commercial Director, Sandoz I may be a bit claustrophobic but the main reason is environmental. Lifts consume 5 to 10% of buildings’ energy, which itself represents a third of global energy consumption and is responsible for […]