This is what the world’s first floating city will look like

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 world’s first prototype floating city that adapts to sea level rise has just been unveiled at UN headquarters in New York. OCEANIX Busan, in South Korea, aims to provide breakthrough technology […]

Why we need to globalize locally-led climate resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion, COP26 Climate Champions, Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, COP27 Climate Champions Communities across the world are coming up with locally-led solutions to help communities adapt to the impacts of climate […]

Can science help us understand populism, from ‘malignant manicheism’ to Marine Le Pen?

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 Recent election results in Europe have been interpreted as a reversal for populism. Researchers are trying to gain a fuller understanding of what populism is and how it spreads. […]

‘Open’ technology can tackle the world’s biggest problems – here’s what’s holding it back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Varad Pande, Partner | Strategy, Impact & New Initiatives, Omidyar Network India & Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head – Asia Pacific Region, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Open source approaches to technologies can help governments more efficiently develop […]

These US cities are producing the most solar energy

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 Solar power continues to expand rapidly in the US, a new report says. Nine cities now have more solar power than the entire country did a decade ago. There is now enough […]

‘Agile governance’ could redesign policy on data protection. Here’s why that matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, Mark Esposito, Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University & Landry Signé, […]

47 million people in the world are on the edge of famine. What can be done?

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 Russia’s war in Ukraine is worsening world hunger, with 47 million people in 81 countries on the edge of famine, the World Food Programme warns. The number of people facing acute food […]

The consequences of the war in Ukraine will be far-reaching 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska, Cofounder, Ukrainian Sustainable Fund The Russian invasion into Ukraine will have far reaching consequences in a variety of areas: the situation has evolved into a humanitarian crisis, has turned food and energy security volatile and raises […]

What does the dawn of quantum computing mean for blockchain?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Itan Barmes, Project Fellow, Quantum Security, World Economic Forum Geneva, Isaac Kohn, Partner, Deloitte & Colin Soutar, Managing Director, Cyber Risk, Deloitte Quantum computing could upend existing assumptions about the security of the blockchain. In the wrong hands, […]

Machine learning can help protect urban water. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shefali Rai, Project Specialist, C4IR India & Sanjiv Jha, Principal, Smart Infrastructure, Amazon Web Services Climate change has highlighted the importance of preserving freshwater as a resource. Effective infrastructure management in cities is vital to preserve water. Real-Time […]

What is the EU doing to end its reliance on Russian energy?

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 Russia is the EU’s leading supplier of oil, gas and coal imports. But the EU has a plan to end its dependence on Russian energy by 2030. Accelerating the switch to renewable […]

This is how road safety affects your quality of life

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nneka Henry, Head, UN Road Safety Fund In today’s world, no matter where you live, road safety – or the lack thereof – affects your quality of life. People in cars are between eight and 20 times less […]

Why least developed countries are switching to ‘services-based’ economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brendan Vickers, Adviser and Head, International Trade Policy, Commonwealth Secretariat, Salamat Ali, International Trade Economist, The Commonwealth Secretariat & Neil Balchin, Economic Adviser – Trade Policy Analysis, The Commonwealth Secretariat Cross-sectoral labour movements during the Istanbul Programme of […]

It’s not just climate change driving natural disaster losses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roger Grenier, Senior Vice President, Global Resilience Practice, Verisk Climate change is contributing to rising losses from natural disasters, including increased damage to physical assets and disruption to business operations. But an underreported driver of losses is the […]

Why the land use sector will be key to meeting climate change targets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Professor European Forest Resources, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen Netherlands The world is currently not on track to meet the target of keeping global temperature rise to under 1.5ºC compared to pre-industrial levels. The land use […]

CEOs and top leaders share advice for grads and the tips they’d give themselves

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Subscribe to Meet The Leader on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Meet The Leader is a fortnightly podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits […]

Can brands make reusable packaging more attractive than single-use plastic? NFTs could be the answer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Samson, Marketing Communication Manager, Searious Business The reusable packaging market could be a $10 billion opportunity to eliminate single-use plastic. Despite this many brands are reluctant to believe their customers can change their throw away habits. Next-generation […]

From cholera to COVID: a brief history of vaccines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The idea of vaccinating people against deadly disease dates back centuries. Today, vaccines save four million lives every year. And the COVID-19 pandemic saw the most rapid vaccine development ever. To mark World Immunization Week, we look back at […]

How much will it cost Europe to switch to clean energy by 2050?

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 Europe could free itself from fossil fuels by 2050, according to a new report from BloombergNEF. However, it will require $3.8 trillion of investment in mostly wind and solar projects. And another […]

ESG – how can we measure how ‘good’ companies are?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum ESG stands for ‘environmental, social and governance’ issues. Investors are increasingly putting money into companies that claim good ESG performance. But how do we measure that? An expert explains on this […]

Making the metaverse mainstream is about the user experience. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Lu, Global Shaper, Taipei Hub, & Andrea Chang, Partner, NGC Metaverse Ventures; MBA Candidate at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, The metaverse – essentially a 3D version of the internet – is the next big thing […]

How company boards can be a vanguard for climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharon Thorne, Global Chair, Deloitte Company boards can cut through the clutter and provide strategic direction on climate change. A recent Deloitte survey shows only half of board members consider themselves ‘climate-literate’. A new collaboration with the World […]

Which European countries have the most digital skills?

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 Over half of people in the European Union had at least basic digital skills in 2021, new data shows. The Netherlands, Finland and Ireland scored highest, says Eurostat. While Romania, Bulgaria and […]

Earth Day 2022: 3 amazing projects that are tackling climate change with trees

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 950 million hectares of new forests will be needed to help arrest climate change, according to IPCC data. To mark Earth Day 2022, we highlight three projects tackling climate change with tree-based […]

From fiction bans to wartime books: The history of libraries and how they’ve shaped us

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 23 April is World Book and Copyright Day. In The Library: A Fragile History, two academics explore the mixed fortunes of book collections, from the ancient scrolls of Alexandria to the embattled […]

Earth Day: Four ways to safeguard investments in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hashendra Wijesinha, Lead, Nature Action Agenda & Xinqing Lu, Community Specialist, Champions for Nature, Nature Action Agenda This Earth Day, it is more imperative than ever that we act on the challenge of climate change. Biodiversity is declining […]

How harnessing the power of SMEs and mid-sized companies can shape the future of sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier Woeffray, Practice Lead, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum & Zishu Chen, Content Curator, New Champions, World Economic Forum Beijing From investors to consumers, and employees to regulators, there is increasing pressure for businesses to integrate ESG considerations […]

Ukraine’s economy will shrink by almost half this year, says World Bank

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content World Bank: Ukraine economy to contract by 45% in 2022 due to Russian invasion. Sanctions on Russia have forced its economy into a deep recession. Emerging economies in Europe and Central Asia […]

How did one European country free itself from Russian gas?

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 Lithuania recently announced it no longer needs Russian gas imports. Many countries aim to cut energy ties with Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. This shift points a new […]

How electrifying buildings can tackle emissions and improve public health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Kinch, Co-founder & General Manager, BlocPower The need for alternative energy infrastructures are becoming abundantly clear with 30% of emissions in the United States coming from the building sector. In built up areas, greenhouse gas emissions can […]

2 charts that show the sharp rise in food prices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Global food prices reached their highest ever level in March 2022. Food commodity prices increased by a third compared to the previous year. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has added to wider post-pandemic price […]

Companies are sucking carbon from the atmosphere using ‘direct air capture’. How does it work?

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 Direct air capture involves removing CO2 from the air and storing or reusing it. The world’s first large-scale plant is being built in the United States. Companies such as Microsoft, Shopify and […]

What COVID-19 taught us about collaboration – 7 lessons from the frontline

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; Head, Social Innovation, World Economic Forum, Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Ekaterina Demushkina, Community & Initiatives Lead , World Economic Forum […]