The Oslo model: how to prepare your city for the electric-vehicle surge

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sture Portvik, Project Leader Electrical Vehicles, City of Oslo & Emma Skov Christiansen, Community Specialist, Electricity Industries, World Economic Forum An automobile revolution is coming our way – only you might have trouble hearing it this time. Oslo’s […]

Innovation can transform the way we solve the world’s water challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Will SarniFounder and CEO, Water Foundry & Callie StinsonProject Lead, Water Initiative, World Economic Forum From an environmental and social impact perspective, this year has given the world much to worry about. On track to be the fourth […]

The global appetite for meat is growing, and it’s harming the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Our appetite for meat is increasing at a faster rate than the world population. Globally, both the average per capita consumption and the total amount of meat consumed are higher than ever before. […]

Technology can help us save the planet. But more than anything, we must learn to value nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marco Lambertini, Director-General, WWF International Technology is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, relate to one another and to the external world. The speed, breadth and depth of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent and is disrupting […]

3 reasons all countries should embrace the Global Compact for Migration

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Gallagher, Independent Scholar and Legal Adviser to the United Nations and ASEAN, President of the International Catholic Migration Commission The Global Compact for Migration, which is expected to be adopted in December, is the first ever attempt […]

This team of Saudi women designed an award-winning app to make the Hajj safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Four young women from Saudi Arabia are challenging stereotypes with their victory at a record-breaking hackathon. Their innovation could even help save lives by making it easier for non-Arabic speaking Hajj pilgrims […]

How Hawaii plans to be the first US state to run entirely on clean energy

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 It may have a reputation as an ecological paradise but Hawaii is also one of America’s most fossil fuel-dependent states. This is largely because of its isolated location in the Pacific Ocean – jet […]

Greece begins a new chapter following the conclusion of its stability support programme

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Greece has successfully concluded a three year European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme with its place at the heart of the euro area and European Union secured. The successful conclusion of the programme is a testament to the efforts of the Greek people, […]

We can’t tell if we’re closing the digital divide without more data

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa and the University of Cape Town Much has been made of the digital underpinning of many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – gender equality, good health, quality education, industry innovation, and smart […]

This graphene battery can recharge itself to provide unlimited clean energy

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 Graphene is a modern marvel. It is comprised of a single, two-dimensional layer of carbon, yet is 200 times stronger than steel and more conductive than any other material, according to the University of […]

Remembering Kofi Annan

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ross Chainey, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has died at the age of 80. The Kofi Annan Foundation, based in Geneva, Switzerland, announced his peaceful death […]

As a rising global power, what is India’s vision for the world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Seventy-one years ago – on 15 August 1947 – India gained independence. Over the subsequent decades, the country has managed its evolution in an international system largely created and guided by […]

Measuring consumer confidence isn’t useful anymore. Here’s what we should do instead

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jon Alexander, Co-founder, New Citizenship Project & Amy J.C. Cuddy, Social Psychologist and Author, Harvard University The Consumer Confidence Index is a child of its time. Established in 1967 by US business association The Conference Board, it was […]

Jakarta is one of the world’s fastest disappearing cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content On the north west coast of the island of Java lies the Indonesian capital Jakarta, one of the world’s largest cities. It is also one of the world’s fastest disappearing cities. The […]

How we overhauled healthcare amid Venezuela’s crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandra Winkler Osorio, Deputy mayor, El Hatillo Municipality The Venezuelan health system is experiencing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. There has been a reappearance of endemic diseases, medicine shortages, a mass exodus of medical professionals and the collapse of […]

4 innovation hotspots in the Arab world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Attilio Di BattistaEconomist, World Economic Forum & Mirek Dusek Head of Middle East and North Africa, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The world has deeply changed over the past decade. The global economy has been […]

More than one billion people do not have access to electricity. What will it take to get them connected?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter LyonsCommunity Lead, Technology, Media, and Digital Industries, World Economic Forum & Frank RayalPartner, Xona Partners The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 7 centres around achieving access to affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy for all by 2030. […]

Norway is known for its cold weather – but it’s been in the grip of a severe heatwave

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 Think of Norway and you probably picture pristine fjords, snow-capped mountains and decidedly chilly temperatures. But this summer, you’re more likely to see tourists flocking to the the fjords in baking sunshine and bikinis. […]

104 countries have laws that prevent women from working in some jobs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content When women went to work in factories during World War II, they shattered the myth that they weren’t capable of doing the same work as men. Today, though, despite a trend towards greater […]

5G mobile is nearly here – but we should share networks to make it affordable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter LyonsCommunity Lead, Technology, Media, and Digital Industries, World Economic Forum & Frank RayalPartner, Xona Partners In a shared network, multiple mobile operators share a common last-mile access infrastructure, including masts, antennas and radios, while each continues to […]

Australia now has 25 million people. Will it choose to keep growing?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content Australia’s population has just broken the 25 million people mark for the first time. That is double its population in 1970 and is largely due to migration. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports […]

Global immunization is having its annual check-up. What can we learn?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Annual check-ups are part of normal prevention, helping your doctor to identify and address potentially worrisome conditions before they become serious. As a patient, you benefit from […]

6 young leaders who are improving the state of the world on International Youth Day

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content Across the world, young people are shaping the future in healthcare, education, technology, food security and more. Their ideas are transforming communities and society. To celebrate International Youth Day, here’s a look at the […]

These countries are all building brand-new cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content In the early years of this century, completely new cities began emerging across Asia and Africa, transforming previously unremarkable expanses of land or reclaimed ocean areas. Could some of these new urban creations […]

What would happen if we removed cars from cities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Audrey de Nazelle, Lecturer in air pollution management, Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London Air pollution is now the fourth biggest killer in the world after smoking, high blood pressure and diet. It contributes to more […]

Islamophobia is driving more US Muslims to become politically engaged, suggests report

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 It has not been an easy year for Muslims in the United States. President Donald Trump’s travel ban – dubbed the “Muslim ban” – has been back and forth to the country’s highest courts. […]

Seaweed, enzymes and compostable cups: Can ‘Big Food’ take on plastic and win?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Have you ever tried ketchup on seaweed? How about ketchup in seaweed? As unusual as that may sound, it’s one firm’s approach to reducing the food industry’s dependence on plastic. The food […]

Radioactive nuclear waste is a global threat. These scientists may have a new solution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Franklin Servan-Schreiber, Senior Associate, Earthmind The US and Russia have approximately 7000 warheads each, enough to destroy humanity many times over. The US has enough highly radioactive plutonium, left over from the Cold War and generated by its nuclear […]

HPV vaccine: the silver bullet that saves women

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sally Cowal, Senior Vice President, Global Cancer Control, American Cancer Society Four out of five women in the UK have now received a silver bullet – the HPV vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. Thanks to a national effort to […]

Drinking coffee could help you live longer, research finds

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 Caffeine-lovers rejoice, your morning latte might add a few more years to your life. A new study of half a million British people found that those that drank a cup a day or more […]

Tech companies could achieve much more by serving the common good. Here’s 3 steps they should take

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting To say that technology is changing the world beyond recognition still sounds like an understatement. Our quest for invention has given us gunpowder and digital photography, and it […]

The sustainable fashion revolution is well underway. These 5 trends prove it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Colette Grosscurt, Responsible Investment Officer, ACTIAM & Holly Syrett, Owner/Creative Entrepreneur, GW Agency Recent trends and events continue to call for a fashion revolution. We need to move the fashion industry away from the take-make-dispose consumption of clothes […]

The entire Australian state of New South Wales is in drought

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leora Klapper, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank A severe drought is crippling farmers and regional communities across the eastern state, where in some parts less than 10mm of rain fell in July, according to Bureau of […]