Here are 5 of the biggest threats to our oceans, and how we can solve them

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas McCauley, Assistant Professor, Department Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface. For a healthy planet, we need healthy oceans. Yet they are under threat. Here are five […]

We need greater protection for our oceans. We can’t let politics stand in the way

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Rogers, Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford “Thick fogs, snow storms, intense cold, and every other thing that can render navigation dangerous, must be encountered; and these difficulties are greatly heightened by the […]

90% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers

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 Over the last decade we have become increasingly alarmed at the amount of plastic in our oceans. More than 8 million tons of it ends up in the ocean every year. If we continue […]

4 reasons why women should lead the G7 agenda in 2018

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver At the next G7 Summit in Canada, I will ask nine of the world’s most powerful political leaders to invest in gender equality. The group itself illustrates the current imbalance of power: only […]

African migration: what the numbers really tell us

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie McAuliffe, Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration & Adrian Kitimbo, Research Associate, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria Africa is often depicted in the media as a continent of mass exodus. […]

How a teen refugee survived a shipwreck and saved a baby’s life

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melissa Fleming, Spokesperson for the High Commissioner/ Chief of Communications, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) This excerpt is from Melissa Fleming’s new book “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea”. The book was chosen as June’s […]

Does hosting a World Cup make economic sense?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Hall, Project and Engagement Lead, Information and Entertainment System Initiative, World Economic Forum “Among all unimportant subjects”, said Pope John Paul II, “football is by far the most important”. While the former pontiff may have recognized an […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution needs a social revolution, too. Here’s how we can make this happen

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilary Cottam, Founding Director, Participle Ltd The industrial revolution produced an explosion in new forms of social organization. From the United Nations to trades unions, from the voluntary sector to welfare states, new systems and partnerships were designed […]

Latin America’s cities are ready to take off. But their infrastructure is failing them

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Research Director, Igarapé Institute Latin America is the planet’s most urbanized region. In just over a generation – between 1950 and 2010 – the proportion of people living in cities grew from 30% to more than 85%. […]

Indoor air pollution is deadly. Here’s an unconventional solution

UNEP. Photo: UNEP This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ron Bills, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Envirofit Just recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed how many lives are impacted by air pollution. Nine out of 10 people on this planet […]

The global economy isn’t working for women. Here’s what world leaders must do

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International These are restless, exciting and frightening times to be a woman. Every day brings a rousing success or a crushing setback in our fight for equal rights. In May, after decades of […]

Here are five tips to make your message clear in a crowded world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tiffany Misrahi, Community Lead, Aviation, Travel & Tourism Industries, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum LLC We are in a new era of communication, whether we like it or not. The fact that you may be reading this […]

The Cold War had an unintended side effect: It created a European wildlife paradise

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content Stretching from the Arctic to the Black Sea, the Iron Curtain separated communist East from capitalist West for nearly 45 years. Off-limits to people – with the exception of machine-gun-toting border guards – this […]

5 technologies that will forever change global trade

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ziyang FanProject Head, Digital Trade and Data Flows, World Economic Forum LLC & Cristian Rodriguez ChiffelleHead of Policy, International Trade and Investment, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum Geneva International trade has dominated the global headlines recently. Much […]

The secret to ending war? It’s too easy: more women in peace negotiations

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tiffany Misrahi, Community Lead, Aviation, Travel & Tourism Industries, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum LLC We’re all aware of the gender imbalance in boardrooms, Hollywood studios and politics. But what about global peace talks? Only 4% of […]

Here are 6 big ideas to help the environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jahda Swanborough, Lead, Environment Initiatives, World Economic Forum Sometimes the news about our environment can feel a little monotonous. We read the same old headlines about how important the environment is, how the situation is getting worse, and how […]

Here are three technology trends changing the way you travel

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tiffany Misrahi, Community Lead, Aviation, Travel & Tourism Industries, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum LLC People have never travelled as much as they do today. More than four billion of us whizzed through the air in 2017. […]

We can build a carbon-neutral world by 2050. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Change, World Economic Forum Is a carbon-neutral world possible by 2050? Yes. Will it happen? Again, yes. No politician will be able to ignore the social and economic pressures as climate impacts become […]

Here’s how we can make innovation more inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gudela Grote, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, ETH Zurich & Thomas A Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, Professor of Work and Employment Research, Co-Director of the MIT Sloan Institute […]

This tool shows you which cities will flood as ice sheets melt

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Whitney Leach, Formative Content Forewarned is forearmed. That seems to be the sentiment behind a new tool developed to identify the cities most at risk of flooding as the ice sheets melt. The interactive tool, known as Gradient […]

Are you breathing plastic air at home? Here’s how microplastics are polluting our lungs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sophie Hardach Research shows that many of the microplastics in our bodies come from the air we breathe – not just from drinking bottled water or eating fish from polluted oceans. Due to their small size, microplastics […]

Depression is the no. 1 cause of ill health and disability worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content It seems our world is an increasingly stressful place – and the numbers of people suffering from mental health issues are increasing as a result. While the anxieties of studying are having adverse effects […]

Why are so few women buying into Bitcoin?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content The world of investing has long been accused of being a male-dominated “old-boys club”. Women in this environment frequently complain that they are frozen out, treated badly or have to work harder than men […]

This forgotten chemical element could be the key to our green energy future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Burston, Head of Energy and Environment, National Physics Laboratory From the way we power and heat our homes to the fuel we use in our vehicles, the energy sources on which we depend release harmful carbon dioxide […]

5 lessons for social entrepreneurs on how to change the system

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Milligan,Director and Head, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship manages the largest network of late-stage social entrepreneurs in the world. Yet when you talk to most entrepreneurs in our community, they describe […]

Chart of the day: When do young Europeans leave home?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content The age at which you leave home depends a lot on where you live, according to data from the European Union’s statistical arm Eurostat. In most northern and western EU member states, on average […]

These are the countries where it’s still illegal to get an abortion

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Beale Ireland has just voted in a referendum to repeal one of the world’s strictest bans on abortion. Previously, abortion was illegal unless in the context of a medical emergency to save the mother’s life. But […]

China is adding a London-sized electric bus fleet every five weeks

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 Every five weeks, 9,500 brand new electric buses take to the roads in China. That’s the equivalent of the entire London bus fleet, says a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The world […]

These are the 3 key skill sets workers will need to learn by 2030

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content Humanity has always endeavoured to speed up manual tasks. From the first use of animal bones as tools to the creation of the factory production line by Ransom E Olds in the early 1900s […]

Four ways Artificial Intelligence can make healthcare more efficient and affordable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arnaud Bernaert, Head of Partner Development, Europe & North America, Head of Healthcare Industry,Member of the Executive committee, World Economic Forum Geneva & Emmanuel Akpakwu, Project Lead, Value in Healthcare, World Economic Forum Geneva. To put this into […]

Estonia is making public transport free

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 Five years ago, the Estonian capital of Tallinn introduced free public transport after officials asked residents to vote on the proposal in a public referendum – 75% said yes. All people had to do […]

Diversity training doesn’t change people’s behaviour. We need to find out what does

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Odette Chalaby, Lead reporter, Gender Equality, Apolitical The US government is training every one of its 2.8 million employees to avoid unconscious bias. Starbucks is planning to close more than 8,000 stores for the day to give its […]

To end deforestation, we must protect community land rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bryson Ogden, Private Sector Senior Analyst, Rights and Resources Initiative Ending deforestation is crucial to achieving a host of global goals, including preventing a climate crisis, sustaining rural livelihoods and preserving natural biodiversity. To this end, companies, investors, […]