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. […]

Global Trade Identity can be the cornerstone of paperless trade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrik Hvid Jensen, Senior Blockchain Advisor, Trustworks The digital business era requires organizations involved in global trade to rethink many aspects of their business models. Several enterprises in global supply chains have moved their digitalization focus outward toward […]

Millions of people eat octopus- here’s why we shouldn’t

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 Farming octopuses is not only unethical but deeply damaging to the environment, scientists say. From the Mediterranean to the Sea of Japan, octopuses are considered a culinary delicacy, and demand is […]

This credit card has a carbon-emission spending limit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content From bananas and sausages to flights and fuel, we all like to keep a tally of what we spend. But whether we monitor the price in dollars, rupees or yuan, it’s unlikely we are also […]

5 key themes for reforming the EU, as elections loom

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Grace A. Ballor, Max Weber postdoctoral fellow, European University Institute Whether you are a supporter of more or less Europe, one thing is clear: citizens want change. Debates about which way forward have become highly polarized between defenses […]

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 […]

Australian homes are turning to solar power in record numbers

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 There’s a renewable revolution going on down under – and it’s taking place on the country’s rooftops. A record amount of new solar capacity has been fitted to Australia’s households and businesses in […]

The UN came of age with the nuclear bomb. Time for it to step up to the AI era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shamika Sirimanne, Director of technology and logistics, UNCTAD In an age of rapid technological change, we frequently create and use technologies designed to amplify our greatest ambitions as a global community – only to find that they lead to […]

Most US students aren’t learning about climate change. Parents and teachers think they should

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Parents and teachers in the US overwhelmingly think climate change is an issue to be taught at school – and yet it doesn’t feature in lessons for the majority of children. Eighty-four percent of parents […]

The number of internally displaced people is at a record high. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vicente Anzellini, Research coordinator, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre & Clémence Leduc, Intern, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Despite refugees and international migrants making more media headlines, internally displaced people (IDPs) represent the majority of the world’s forcibly displaced. A new report published […]

This is what Belgium’s traffic-choked capital is doing about emissions

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 Brussels is one of the most congested capital cities in the world, and one of the most polluted. And with official data suggesting air pollution is getting worse, officials are under pressure to […]

These are the 4 most likely scenarios for the future of energy

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 pressures on the global energy system are unprecedented. Demand is being fuelled by a growing population and economic growth, but powering the world still depends on fossil fuels, and creates two-thirds of global […]

3 ways to fight stress at work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tristan Elizabeth Gribbin, CEO, FlowVR People across the world are experiencing more worry and sadness. And while stress levels have gone down slightly, anger levels have gone up by just as much. Those are findings from the new 2019 […]

5 things to know about African migration

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 Africa is so big that Europe, the US, India and China could comfortably fit inside its landmass. It is home to huge amounts of the world’s mineral resources. And by 2050, one in […]

Could play be a game-changer for the world’s forests?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claude Garcia, Forest management and development team leader, ETH Zurich Decision-makers, be they company leaders or government representatives, have the monumental responsibility of creating laws, policies and regulations, and then deploying the relevant resources to implement them. This […]

AI-assisted recruitment is biased. Here’s how to make it more fair

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julius Schulte, Research and Analysis Specialist, Future of Digital Economy and Society, World Economic Forum Chances are that you have sent hundreds or even thousands of resumes and cover letters over the years to potential employers. This observation […]

It’s time to end the stigma around mental health in the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poppy Jaman, Chief Executive Officer, CMHA & Garen K. Staglin, Co-Founder, Board Chairman, One Mind By 2030, it is predicted that mental health problems will be the leading cause of mortality and morbidity globally. Currently, untreated mental health problems account for 13% of […]

South Africa’s economy in 5 charts

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 This year marks a quarter of a century since South Africa became a democracy – and its people are voting in the sixth election since its first post-apartheid poll in 1994. Whatever […]

Helping small businesses fight cybercrime benefits the global ecosystem

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 Small businesses are the lifeblood of the global economy. They provide all manner of essential services – to individuals, to government, to larger organizations and to each other. For small businesses, when it comes […]

These rules could save humanity from the threat of rogue AI

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 The possibility of man-made machines turning against their creators has become a trendy topic these days. Undoubtedly, Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Roboticsare no longer fit for purpose. For the sake of the global public […]

In Sweden you can roam anywhere you like, without the landowner’s permission

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Beale In Sweden, you can walk, ride, cycle, ski and camp on any land you like, without the landowner’s permission. You can also forage, picking as many flowers, berries and mushrooms as you wish. And you can […]

‘BioSolar Leaves’ are better at cleaning the air than trees, say the technology’s developers

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 At first glance they might look like bright green solar panels. But instead of generating electricity, these structures are teeming with microscopic plant life that can purify the surrounding air and produce nutritious […]

These EU countries have the most government debt

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 Greece has the highest government debt-to-GDP ratio of any European Union member state, according to new figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office. At the end of 2018, its debt stood at 181% of […]

How Japan can take the lead with an ageing workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Makiko Eda, Chief Representative Officer, World Economic Forum Japan, Member of the Executive Committee Japan, like many countries around the world, faces the transformative effects of Globalization 4.0, as Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies put pressure on existing economic and […]

This South African lawyer is reading while running marathons – for book donations

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 On a train? Definitely. Standing at a bus stop? Possibly. But losing yourself in a book while running an ultra marathon? Extreme. Image: South African Book Development Council Not for Marukgwane Moremogolo, […]

The cost of generating renewable energy has fallen – a lot

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 It’s the moment the global sustainable energy market has been waiting for. Battery technology, the essential element in ensuring continuity of supply from weather-dependent sources such as wind and solar, has suddenly […]

What does a good digital ID look like?

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 Being able to prove and verify your identity is a necessity at the very start of life and at the very end. Your birth is registered and the certificate is likely to be […]