China joins list of nations banning the sale of old-style fossil-fuelled vehicles

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 From 2035, the only new cars for sale in China will be ‘new-energy’. In parts of Europe, similar rules are coming on stream earlier. The US is lagging behind – only California […]

China and the EU agree to protect each other’s food and drink specialities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament backed an agreement between the EU and China to protect the names of 200 European and Chinese food specialties from counterfeiting. Parliament consented to an agreement by 645 votes, with 22 against and 18 abstentions, signed in September 2020 between the […]

“China needs to convince the EU that it is worth having an investment agreement” but not the EU to convince China? China-EU Leaders’ Meeting 2020 calls for mutual “transparency, reciprocity and respect”

Last Monday, the very important China-EU Leaders’ Meeting took place through videoconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, between China’s President Xi, the President of the EU Council Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. There is no doubt that after the wide criticism regarding the EU’s mistakes during June’s China-EU […]

Key quotes from China’s Premier Li on COVID-19, the economy and US relations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. China’s Premier Li Keqiang shared his thoughts with business leaders during a virtual World Economic Forum Special Dialogue, at a critical time for a world economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing China’s efforts to shore up its domestic […]

How the power of youth can help fight air pollution across Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tolu Oni, Professor, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cambridge Air pollution kills more people in Africa than unsafe drinking water or malnutrition. Tackling this problem will require a concerted effort from both public and […]

It’s 100 years since US women got the right to vote, but how has gender equality changed?

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 This year marks the 100th anniversary of US women getting the right to vote. But data from the Global Gender Report shows there’s still a long way to go to reach gender parity […]

Towards Responsible #AIforAll in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Roy Senior, Advisor, NITI Aayog, Government of India & Arunima Sarkar, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum NITI Aayog is developing an approach towards ensuring responsible usage of AI in India with the […]

How has policy affected employment in small businesses in the US?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahu Yildirmaz, Head, ADP Research Institute; Labour Economist, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) The US government allocated $700 billion for the Paycheck Protection Programme (PPP) aimed at small businesses. Employment ended up around 2% higher in firms that were […]

Remote working and online shopping could drive 14 million cars off US roads – permanently

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  In 2019, US motorists drove equivalent of 337 round trips from Earth to Pluto. Lockdown meant a 64% drop in car usage, according to a KPMG report. 14 million fewer cars may […]

COVID-19 has accelerated India’s digital reset

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ankita Sharma, Senior researcher, Invest India & Hindol Sengupta, Vice-President, Invest India Coronavirus propelled the use of contactless digital technology across India. The digital-first reset has set the foundations for improving governance. Indian states have increased the use […]

Renewable energy can get India’s returned rural migrants back to work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandeep Bhattacharya, India Projects Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative & Sourajit Aiyer, Consultant, South Asia Fast Track Sustainability Communications During India’s lockdown, many workers moved back to their rural villages from the cities – and many have stayed there. […]

After John Lewis: 21 civil rights leaders who are shaping America

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Civil rights leader John Lewis is survived by a generation of changemakers, ready to take up the baton. Twenty-one are listed here, representing intersections of civil rights causes including policing, LGBTQ rights […]

How a different kind of investment could transform Latin America

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Parrado, Chief Economist; General Manager, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank & Bridget Hoffmann, Economist, Inter-American Development Bank & Tristany Armangue i Jubert, Research Fellow, Inter-American Development Bank The pandemic is ravaging Latin America, but it also offers […]

In post-COVID Latin America, investment in infrastructure can bring back tourism – and rebuild the economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum The travel and tourism sector in Latin America and the Caribbean is projected to take a $110 billion hit due to COVID-19, says a new World Economic […]

This US city sends mental health workers instead of police to non-criminal emergency calls

  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 Mental health workers, rather than police, respond to non-criminal emergency 911 calls in Eugene, Oregon. The CAHOOTS programme reduces confrontations involving police officers, saves money, and allows police to concentrate on […]

This Chinese megacity is building a massive car-free district

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 A 132 hectare slice of this Chinese megacity is to be car-free. It will be home to Tencent but open to the public. Reducing global reliance on cars can save lives and […]

Why support for Latin America’s early tech hubs is vital for the region

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Greg Mitchell, Regional Director, Angel Ventures Many venture capitalists in Latin America are supporting existing companies on their portfolio but shying away from new deals. The current slowdown could prove particularly damaging to smaller start-up ecosystems, such as […]

Africa is facing a food crisis due to COVID-19. These seeds could help prevent it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo, Principal Scientist, ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Nairobi, Kenya & Rohit Pillandi, Senior Communication Officer, ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Hyderabad, India Sub-Saharan Africa is […]

After the George Floyd protests, what next for racial justice in the US?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adwoa Bagalini, People Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum From bail funds to college fees, crowdfunding is helping raise millions to support Black Lives Matter – but is it enough? Problems require structural reform: in 2016 […]

On the 22nd China-EU Summit: “negotiating partner, economic competitor and systemic rival”; is this the right EU approach to address your 2nd biggest trading partner?

Yesterday was the day that the much anticipated 22nd China-EU Summit took place. As this year marks the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the EU, the EU-China Summit had been initially scheduled to take place earlier in March but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, the Summit took place through […]

Bangladesh faces a crisis in remittances amid COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amil Aneja, Lead Specialist, Migration and Remittances, United Nations Capital Development Fund & Sheikh Tanjeb Islam, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, Asia Pacific, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum The coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for better cooperation over […]

8 ways ASEAN consumer habits will change by 2030 – shaped by COVID-19, tech and more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Praneeth Yendamuri, Partner, Bain & Company & Zara Ingilizian, Head of Shaping the Future of Consumption; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Over the next decade, ASEAN will become the world’s fourth-largest economy with a roughly […]

4 ways digitisation can unlock Africa’s recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joakim Reiter, Vodafone Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone Thanks to COVID-19, Africa will experience its first recession in 25 years. Economic shifts will widen digital gaps across Africa. The full human cost of COVID-19 in Africa is not […]

COVID-19 is likely to increase youth unemployment in Africa, this is how business can mitigate the damage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chido Munyati, Knowledge Lead, Africa, World Economic Forum Nearly 20 million jobs in Africa will be threatened by the COVID-19 crisis. With youth unemployment twice that of adults, the potential for social unrest is real. Transformation Maps are […]

What will higher education in Africa look like after COVID-19?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sampson Kofi Adotey, Global Shaper, Accra Hub, Next Einstein Forum As of 8 June, Africa has recorded more than 88,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, many African governments took the decision to close […]

George Floyd: these are the injustices that led to the protests in the United States

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum George Floyd’s death followed several widely publicized incidents that exposed the deep racial fissures in American society. The current demonstrations are the result of a series of […]

How Egypt’s economy can continue to thrive during a global pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Galal Ismail, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Properties COVID-19 has reshaped the social and economic progress that Egypt has experienced. Private investors in infrastructure can help expand transportation, upgrade power grids, and improve water sanitation […]

COVID-19 and the pursuit of financial inclusion in Pakistan

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Federal Minister, Prime Minister’s Secretariat Pakistan’s government has launched an emergency cash programme for 12 million households. It has been built with […]

What’s needed to protect food security in Africa during COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) In most of Africa, people are more likely to die from starvation caused by the economic fallout from the pandemic than from COVID-19 itself. Investments must be made […]

How youth and technology can drive Africa’s COVID-19 response

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neema Kaseje, Founder, Surgical Systems Research Group & Dan Kaseje, Professor of Public Health, Tropical Institute of Community Health, Kisumu, Kenya Africa needs integrated responses to COVID-19 that build on countries’ existing strengths and resources. Here we propose […]

As India’s lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is just beginning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashwin Naik, Healthcare Entrepreneur and Author, The Healthcare Gamechangers Cases of mental illness have risen by 20% in India since the country went into lockdown. Only through local, community-based responses will India find the capacity to cope with […]

COVID-19 is threatening the lives of migrant children held in US custody

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sahana Kribakaran, MD/PhD Student, Yale University & Dylan Gee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University COVID-19 could be devastating for migrant children held in US detention centres. The pandemic’s impacts pose risks to migrant children’s mental and physical […]

How drones are helping to battle COVID-19 in Africa – and beyond

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content A Californian company that delivers vital medical supplies by drone in Rwanda and Ghana is now providing clinics with PPE and coronavirus test samples. The drones can deliver up to 85 km […]