How to get young people in Europe to swipe right on voting

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 […]

How technology can help us achieve universal healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henk de Jong, Chief of International Markets, Philips This week, the World Health Assembly (WHA) is convening in Geneva to address the implementation of the health-related goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a particular focus on […]

How Finland is fighting fake news – in the classroom

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 Content1 Finland has an effective weapon to combat fake news: education. The Nordic nation tops a list of European countries deemed the most resilient to disinformation, the Media Literacy Index, compiled by the Open […]

5 things you probably didn’t know about global health

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 only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d druther not.” If only the answer to the world’s health concerns […]

How we can embrace the electrical vehicle transition by adopting smart charging

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Ketter, Professor of Information Systems for Sustainable Society, University of Cologne The age of the electric vehicle (EV) is dawning, with two million of them sold in 2018. Whether EV purchases are motivated by environmental concerns, lower operating […]

What’s going on in Chernobyl today?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content For more than three decades Chernobyl has been a byword for the potential dangers of nuclear power. The world’s worst nuclear accident had a devastating effect on the surrounding area in what is […]

London is planting a giant bee corridor to boost insect numbers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content At any one time it’s estimated there are 10 quintillion insects alive. That’s 10,000,000,000,000,000,000. Or an awful lot of bugs. By biomass they outnumber humans many times over. Is your skin crawling yet? Many of […]

Here’s how blockchain could stop corrupt officials from stealing school lunches

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Barrera, Founding Economist, Prysm Group & Stephanie Hurder, Partner, Founding Economist, Prysm Group & Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Around the world, the potential for corruption is often exploited where there […]

Mexico City is banning single-use plastics

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 Mexico City is going to war on plastic waste. A decade after its authorities started charging shoppers for carrier bags, it has passed a ban on a number of single-use plastic items. Plastic […]

These islands are using tourists to help offset the effects of tourism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond,  Formative Content Image: Statista Stark, rugged and sparsely populated, it’s not difficult to see why the Faroe Islands have become a draw for tourists in search of solitude, outdoor pursuits and nature. The mountainous archipelago sitting in […]

The British are the most positive in Europe on the benefits of immigration

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 Do the costs of immigration outweigh the benefits? Not for many British people, who recent research shows are the most positive in Europe about the impact of newcomers arriving in their country. Almost […]

We must help developing countries escape commodity dependence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Commodities are the basic products that underpin both our material progress and our everyday lives. – from the cereals at your table, […]

Now’s the time to take up cycling – here are 6 reasons why

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 It’s good for you and great for the environment. So, as millions of cyclists around the world mark Bike to Work Day, here’s why life on two wheels makes sense. 1. Cycle […]

We need to deep clean the oceans. Here’s how to pay for it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ingrid van Wees, Vice-President for Finance and Risk Management, Asian Development Bank The world’s oceans are running out of breath. In the past 50 years, we have lost nearly half our coral reefs and mangrove forests and the […]

This is what the world’s waste does to people in poorer countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Knowles, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum It’s contaminating our oceans. It’s clogging our drains and causing flooding. It’s transmitting diseases, causing respiratory infections, and harming animals. Welcome to the global trash heap. Our cities generate more than […]

Europeans are living beyond Earth’s means

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 everyone consumed at the same rate as the average European, we would need a planet three times the size of Earth. EU residents are using the world’s resources faster than it can replenish them. […]

Where labour costs the most (and least) in the European Union

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Knowles, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum The difference between the European Union’s most costly labour and its cheapest might surprise you. At more than 38 euros, or $42, the spread is fairly wide, bookmarked at one end […]

What keeps me up at night? Two strategists reply

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Karniol-Tambour, Head of Investment Research, Bridgewater Associates Daria Krivonos, CEO, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies Nearly 300 of the world’s leading strategy executives and futurists are meeting at the World Economic Forum’s Industry Strategy Meeting. This is part of […]

How trade tariffs could help combat climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shang-Jin Wei As Australia heads toward a federal election on May 18, the national debate on cutting carbon dioxide emissions is heating up. Yet the discussion highlights the limits of what Australia or any other individual country can […]

What the Fifth Industrial Revolution is and why it matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pratik Gauri, India President, 5th Element Group PBC & Jim Van Eerden, President, 5th Element Group PBC Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore posed a piercing question to us at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in […]

How India is solving its cooling challenge

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Radhika Lalit, Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute & Ankit Kalanki, Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute Today, 40% of the world’s population resides within the hot tropical regions, where many of whom are exposed to potentially life-threatening temperatures for at least 20 […]

2 trillion drinks containers are made every year – so where do they go?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Be honest – how many drinks containers have you used today? A carton of orange juice at breakfast, a plastic bottle of water for your morning run, a takeaway coffee, maybe a can […]

Explained, the economic ties between Europe and Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ana Neves, Policy Analyst, Joint Research Centre, European Commission & William Becker, Researcher, Joint Research Centre, European Commission & Marcos Dominguez-Torreiro, Researcher, Joint Research Centre, European Commission Asia and Europe are now leading trade partners, with $1.5 trillion of […]

The global suicide rate is growing – what can we do?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christine Moutier, Chief medical officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention & Patrick J. Kennedy, Founder, The Kennedy Forum We are living in a time of urgency: suicide is a global, leading cause of death with a staggering loss of […]

What does strategy have to do with a platform approach?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anil Menon, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Nearly 300 of the world’s leading strategy executives and futurists are meeting at the World Economic Forum’s Industry Strategy Meeting. We have convened chief strategy officers in the past, but never at […]

What if big-tech companies became non-profits?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt After years of misinformation, security breaches, abhorrent labor practices and election meddling, politicians have decided it’s finally time to regulate the major tech companies. It’s almost impossible to think that, as recently as a […]

These artists created a huge open library – and their idea’s gone global

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 You might be used to reading words written by your favourite authors in bed, on a train, or even in the park. But have you ever seen them posted on a lamppost, […]

This incredibly detailed map of Africa could help aid and development

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 Can a map save lives? Facebook thinks so. Using satellite photos and artificial intelligence (AI), the company has created a high-resolution map of population density in Africa that it says is more […]

3 ways to use digital identity systems in global supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Andrew Ballinger, Temporary Project Specialist, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Supply chains span national borders, involving numerous organizations and transactions. For each business […]

How a more integrated approach could help to end energy poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashvin Dayal, Associate VP & Managing Director, Power Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation With almost four years completed since the United Nations adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we face a narrowing window of opportunity to mobilize the disruptive […]

I have a rare disease. This is my hope for the future of medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lynsey Chediak, Project Specialist, Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum Within the majority of healthcare systems globally, if you have a knee injury, you see an orthopedist who specialises in knees. If you have cancer, you seen an oncologist who […]

Scientists just got closer to making nuclear fusion work

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 & Keith Breene, Formative Content Proponents of nuclear fusion see it is as a clean and virtually limitless energy source that could power the future. But while researchers are confident they can make […]

Marriage equality boosted employment of both partners in US gay and lesbian couples

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dario Sansone, Lecturer in the department of economics, University of Exeter Progress towards marriage equality within the U.S. has been extremely rapid in the last twenty years. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalise same-sex marriage. […]