We now know how much ice Antarctica has lost in the last 25 years – three trillion tonnes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting at a rapidly increasing rate, according to a new report by a team of 80 scientists who have analyzed satellite imagery of the region. Antarctica is the largest ice […]

AI has huge potential – but it won’t solve all our problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vyacheslav Polonski, Researcher, University of Oxford Hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. There is no shortage of sensationalist news about how AI can cure diseases, accelerate human innovation and improve human creativity. From the […]

How migrants who send money home have become a global economic force

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Lacy Swing, Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM) More people are on the move around the world than ever before. An estimated 258 million people are currently living outside their country of origin. Every migrant chooses to […]

India’s economy is growing fast, but its poorest areas lag behind. Here’s why this could be about to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Urvashi Prasad, Public Policy Specialist, NITI Aayog, Government of India Although India is one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies, it ranks 131 out of 188 countries on the UNDP’s Human Development Index. While several parts of the […]

Commerce is on the cusp of radical change. Is your organization ready?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Sofia Martin, Editorial director, sparks & honey Activities traditionally associated with commerce are being disrupted and transformed by innovations that will redefine how we produce, distribute, market and consume products and services. Our analysis points to a […]

How music can help children with autism connect

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samata Sharma, Instructor, Harvard Medical School & Frank TaraziProfessor, Harvard Medical School Over the past decade, our understanding of the brain mechanisms involved in autism has deepened. This has enabled the development of better diagnostic tools and opportunities […]

How well you age depends on what you think of old age

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Rendon & Olufemi Terry At 85, Claude Copin, a retired French welder, may have discovered the secret to living a long, healthy life. She stays active by playing a pétanque game with friends in a Paris park. […]

Parliament votes for €1 billion in aid to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A €1 billion macro-financial loan to help Ukraine cover part of its external financing needs in 2018-2019 was approved by Parliament on Wednesday. MEPs agreed to an EU Commission proposal to provide Kiev with another package of macro-financial assistance (MFA), which is an exceptional […]

Scientists have created the world’s ‘first psychopath AI’

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content Artificial intelligence has passed a new landmark in its development: its first psychopath. Researchers at MIT Media Lab have developed Norman, a machine-learning algorithm fed on a data diet of dark subject matter. Norman […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about to hit the construction industry. Here’s how it can thrive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Buehler, Head of Infrastructure & Urban Development, World Economic Forum & Pierre Patrick Buffet, Director of Analysis and Strategy, CEO Office , ACCIONA Infraestructuras & Santiago Castagnino, Partner & Managing Director, Madrid, The Boston Consulting Group Over […]

How to help companies become global defenders of LGBTI rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer, UN Human Rights Office Over the past five years, a growing number of companies around the world have positioned themselves as champions for the rights of LGBTI people. In North Carolina in 2017, […]

What fighting malaria can teach us about linking purpose and business

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrik Silborn, Head of External Relations, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance Are you working for the public good? Perhaps you are trying to reduce poverty, promote gender equality or eliminate a disease? Have you taken calls from your […]

Here are 4 of the most politically charged World Cup games ever played

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rob Smith, Formative Content From 14 June, the eyes of the world will be fixed on Russia, as the host nation kicks off against Saudi Arabia in the first game of the eagerly anticipated 2018 Fifa World Cup. […]

This solar-powered car lets you drive for free

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content,  Solar-powered cars look set to be hitting the roads next year, ending the need to stop to fill up on fossil fuels or charge your electric vehicle. German manufacturer Sono Motors is taking pre-orders […]

This is the state of the world’s health, in numbers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content While the world is making strides towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a new report warns more action is urgently needed if ambitious health targets are to be met. The SDGs are aimed […]

This AI is working with a fleet of drones to help us fight ocean plastic

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content An army of drones is joining the fight against plastic pollution. Why? Because to fix a problem, you first need to understand it. Photos taken by the drones are being used by machine-learning algorithms […]

These are the world’s most future-proof cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Kelly, Research Director, JLL As technology changes the way people live and work, cities are undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Those that have the infrastructure and strategy to manage this rapid technological shift are set to become the […]

These are the cities where people work the longest hours

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Breene Image: UBS/Statista It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, chances are that if you have a job, you feel like you work too hard. But a new survey has revealed dramatic differences in […]

Young people are not a nameless, faceless mass. So why do we treat them as such?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aleksander Dardeli, Executive Vice President, IREX Global development assistance has something in common with current societal movements: both are heavily focused on youth. Typically, emphasis falls on the potential of the youth boom to either fuel historic prosperity […]

Ethiopia will soon introduce visa-free travel for all Africans

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content Ethiopia plans to open its borders so that all Africans can arrive without prior permission. Speaking at a state banquet held in honour of visiting Rwandan leader, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed revealed that Ethiopia […]

Why we are using these custom-built drones to collect whale snot

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vanessa Pirotta, PhD student, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University Have you ever been whale watching, or seen a whale coming up to breathe? If so, you will have seen a spray rising from the surface as it […]

This is what countries are doing to fight plastic waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content The world is entering a new era in its relationship with plastic. What was once a miracle product has become public enemy number one. Plastic’s success is largely due to the fact that it […]

Mining the deep seabed will harm biodiversity. We need to talk about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Holly NinerPhD Researcher, University College London; Aline Jaeckel Research Fellow, Macquarie Law School, Sydney; Jeff ArdronPhD Researcher, University of Southampton; Lisa Levin Professor of Biological Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography In 2017, Japan became the first country to […]

The G7 should take the lead on ocean targets for 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations Seven of the world’s most powerful heads of state are meeting in Quebec. Fortunately, their host Canada has put saving the ocean at the heart of their […]

If we don’t protect the ocean, humanitarian disaster awaits

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Overfishing and climate change threaten the vital food supply of more than one billion people. They are the driving forces behind the deteriorating health of […]

5 ocean success stories to chase away the blues

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content Earlier this year, a study was published suggesting that humpback whales are making a comeback. The population appears to be in the midst of a baby boom, reversing years of decline driven by commercial […]

Here are 5 of the biggest threats to our oceans, and how we can solve them

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas McCauley, Assistant Professor, Department Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface. For a healthy planet, we need healthy oceans. Yet they are under threat. Here are five […]

We need greater protection for our oceans. We can’t let politics stand in the way

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Rogers, Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford “Thick fogs, snow storms, intense cold, and every other thing that can render navigation dangerous, must be encountered; and these difficulties are greatly heightened by the […]

90% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content Over the last decade we have become increasingly alarmed at the amount of plastic in our oceans. More than 8 million tons of it ends up in the ocean every year. If we continue […]

4 reasons why women should lead the G7 agenda in 2018

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver At the next G7 Summit in Canada, I will ask nine of the world’s most powerful political leaders to invest in gender equality. The group itself illustrates the current imbalance of power: only […]

African migration: what the numbers really tell us

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie McAuliffe, Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration & Adrian Kitimbo, Research Associate, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria Africa is often depicted in the media as a continent of mass exodus. […]

How a teen refugee survived a shipwreck and saved a baby’s life

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melissa Fleming, Spokesperson for the High Commissioner/ Chief of Communications, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) This excerpt is from Melissa Fleming’s new book “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea”. The book was chosen as June’s […]

Does hosting a World Cup make economic sense?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Hall, Project and Engagement Lead, Information and Entertainment System Initiative, World Economic Forum “Among all unimportant subjects”, said Pope John Paul II, “football is by far the most important”. While the former pontiff may have recognized an […]