Planes can now fly for 21 hours non-stop. But are people ready?

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 At 21 hours and covering almost 17,000 kilometers, a direct flight from Sydney to London would be the longest in the world. Travelling this far without a break is an attractive proposition for […]

How Britain’s backyard bird feeders are shaping evolution

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   Several species have grown in number and overall diversity has increased, according to new research that explores the impact of the nation’s obsession with bird feeders. With at least half of all […]

7 ways business can be agents for peace

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 last decade has shown a steady decline in the level of peace around the world, as civil wars, terrorism and rising violence become increasingly prominent. The costs of this are huge, with the […]

More than 30 years of US trade with China, in one chart

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 The ongoing US-China trade dispute has put into sharp focus one of the world’s most consequential trade relationships – and the impact any disruption can have on the global economy. The relationship itself […]

Climate change hits the poor hardest. Mozambique’s cyclones prove it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Holmes a Court, Writer When experts say that the impacts of climate change fall disproportionately on the poor, they are referring to regions like the Sofala province of Mozambique, to villages like Nguineia, and to women like […]

Scientists have created a new kind of plastic that could be infinitely recyclable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sophie Hirsh, Writer, Green Matters By now, you’ve probably heard the statistic that only about 9 percent of plasticsactually get recycled, with the rest winding up in landfills and oceans. To combat the plastic crisis, many eco-conscious people are turning […]

Why Trump’s tariffs are good news for US garlic farmers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Unlike millions of other U.S. farmers, garlic growers are profiting from the trade war with China and have cheered President Donald Trump’s latest economic attack accordingly. Sales of California-grown garlic are now increasing after decades of losing ground to […]

This is what a Green New Deal for Europe could 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 Overhearing teenagers passionately discuss the climate crisis, while working for the British government, was a game-changer for one of the key architects of the Green New Deal for Europe. Pawel Wargan quit […]

The UN went to one of the world’s richest countries to look at poverty – this is what it found

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Picture a country where a fifth of the population lives in poverty. People have to choose between eating or heating their homes and children go to school hungry. Homelessness is rising. And basic services […]

5 ways you can personally fight the climate crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaime Nack, President, Three Squares Inc. As we watch the youth take to the streets over climate change, and read daily news reports on sea-level rise, glacier melt rates and the alarming amount of carbon in the atmosphere, […]

5 droughts that changed human history

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 Reports of severe droughts are rarely out of the headlines as our world warms up. North Korea has said it’s suffering the worst drought in 37 years, while the last five months have been […]

4 ways to keep the momentum rolling on mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shekhar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School Mental health is a key ingredient of human capital, but […]

Ghana will grow faster than any other economy this year, the IMF says why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Just three decades ago, Ghana was in crisis; impoverished and suffering famine, it was on the verge of economic collapse. Fast-forward to the present day, the West African nation has staged a remarkable comeback and […]

These are the world’s best universities by subject

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content If you want to pick the the best university for your chosen field of study, go to the U.S. The QS World University Rankings show U.S. universities hold the top spot for virtually all subjects. […]

Time to measure up: 5 ways the fashion industry can be made more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum Clothing is a reflection of our cultural and personal identity. It has helped historians track societal progress, and anthropologists understand cultural and social norms. For women in the West, […]

Corporations must help shape a better world – or risk being left behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisabeth Andvig, Project Specialist, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, World Economic Forum Corporations are powerful actors in society. They have the opportunity to shape the world around them and to influence global agendas. They have a responsibility not just […]

What’s happening to Greenland will affect the whole world – and our leaders need to understand why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Dutton, Head of Forum Foundations, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Silje Ditlefsen, Program Design and Impact Specialist, World Economic Forum “The stability of nature can no longer be taken for granted,” David Attenborough said […]

These cities score an ‘A’ for environmental action – but hundreds more are falling behind

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 Barcelona, Cape Town, London and New York are among the few cities that top a list of those taking action on climate change. Just 7% of 596 cities ranked by CDP, an organisation that helps […]

Precision medicine should be accessible to all

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elissa Prichep, Project Lead Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum What will health ministers and thought leaders gathering for the 72nd Annual World Health Assembly (WHA) imagine for the future of global healthcare in 2030? I envision a future where […]

Pollution could be harming every part of your body. Here’s how

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 It’s not just the environment that pollution is harming, it’s also our bodies. In addition to the well-known victim – our lungs – air pollutants can harm “most other organs of the body”, […]

An economist explains how to value the internet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT – Sloan School of Management & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum It is one the most commonly used measures of economic activity: gross domestic product (GDP), […]

Peru is building a new international airport near Machu Picchu – and archaeologists are worried

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 The bulldozers arrived in January to clear the site of Peru’s newest and most controversial airport. Chinchero International, which is expected to shuttle five million passengers a year, is being built in […]

How fintech is making investment accessible

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Herman Widjaja, Vice-President, Engineering, Tokopedia & Ramil Bansal, Investment Product Head, Tokopedia Mutual funds are considered one of the safest investment options available. They work by allowing an individual to pool their money with other investors, creating a fund […]

Factory workers are facing a mental health crisis. Here’s how to respond

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Dacosta, Director, Hult Prize Foundation & Alana Strassfield, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Operations, AQM Poor mental health is one of the biggest issues facing us today. By 2030, the cost to the global economy of all mental health […]

Humane leadership must be the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s real innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paolo Gallo, Author and Executive Coach & Vlatka Hlupic, CEO, The Management Shift Consulting Do we need a new type of leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)? We have heard it many times: the 4IR is not only […]

India is investing more money in solar power than coal for first time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content In India coal is king. It powers huge swathes of the country and its use is still rising. But there are signs that coal’s dominance might one day be challenged. India’s investments in renewable sources […]

The world invested almost $2 trillion in energy last year. These 3 charts show where it went

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content The world invested $1.8 trillion in energy last year, with spending on renewables stalling, while oil, gas and coal projects increased. The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Investment 2019 report shows overall global investment in […]

Millennials aren’t voting – but these young leaders have a plan to change that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Media Relations Specialist, World Economic Forum Young people by definition have the most at stake in the future. But in Europe as elsewhere, Millennials are all too often failing to vote. As crunch European Parliament elections approach on May […]

The first new university in the UK for 40 years is taking a very different approach to education

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 What role should universities play in equipping the workers of the future to solve the world’s most pressing problems? And, as we approach the 2020s, should we rethink the way education puts […]

Glasgow and Edinburgh race to become the UK’s first net-zero emissions city

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 Like most city-dwellers, Scots travel in polluting vehicles, use fossil fuels to heat their homes and work in an economy that produces greenhouse gases. But Scotland’s two biggest towns are racing to […]

Would you let an AI vote for you?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Roberts, Professor in Robotics, Queensland University of Technology & Gary Mortimer, Associate Professor in Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Queensland University of Technology & Frank Mols, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, The University of Queensland If trust in our […]

This is how Copenhagen plans to go carbon-neutral by 2025

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Vad, Mathiesen, Professor, Aalborg University Ida Auken, Member of Parliament, Parliament of Denmark (Folketinget), Jens Martin Skibsted, Partner, Skibsted Ideation Aps EnergyLab Nordhavn will be completed this year – the Danish smart energy lighthouse project that will integrate […]

Scientists in Iceland are turning carbon dioxide into rock

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 The climate change clock is ticking. In 2018, global carbon emissions reached a record high and the United Nations warned we could have just 12 years left to prevent the catastrophic effects of […]