COP27 is a unique opportunity for emerging markets to shape global climate action – we must seize it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirek Dušek, Managing Director, Global Programming Group, World Economic Forum COP27 offers a unique moment for leaders from across the world to build pathways for a more resilient and sustainable agenda that places climate change at the forefront […]

How multiple countries are working together to end plastic pollution by 2040

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Climate and Environment, Government of Norway, Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, Minister of Environment, Government of Rwanda Plastic pollution has reached unprecedented levels and it is projected to triple in the coming decades. This […]

Tokyo wants to build a future-proof city. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Tokyo has some seriously ambitious extension plans. Japan’s capital is set to become bigger, better and incorporate a mini city, the Tokyo Metropolitan government (TMG) says in a new report. Tokyo eSG, […]

Gender equality by 2030? Those countries making most progress offer lessons on what to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kusum Kali Pal, Specialist, Centre for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2022 projected that, at the current rate of progress, it will take 132 years to reach […]

CETA turns 5: a privileged partnership for sustainable growth and secure supplies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the provisional application of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). CETA is a central pillar of the political, trade and economic partnership between the EU and Canada. The agreement has helped boost EU trade with Canada […]

Using the sun to keep agricultural produce cool? How Ghana’s farmers are benefiting from solar-powered cold storage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Finding ways to store freshly harvested fruit and vegetables is a big problem for smallholder farmers in Ghana in West Africa. Produce can rot quickly in outdoor temperatures, and transporting it to […]

Who are the Blue Helmets? UN peacekeeping, explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum In 1988, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to an unusual recipient: a military force. Yet the decision to honour the United Nations peacekeeping forces was in line with […]

This Indigenous principle could transform how we invest in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gill Einhorn, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum, David Sangokoya, Head, Civil Society Impact, World Economic Forum, Professor Deen Sanders OAM, Integrity Lead and Indigenous Leader, Deloitte, Guy Williams, Asia Pacific and Global Nature Lead, Deloitte, Alice Bell, Integrity […]

Why Africa’s youth hold the key to its development potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hicham El Habti, President, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, OCP Group For human development specialists, population growth is no laughing matter. By November 2022, the global population is projected to reach 8 billion, inspiring many analysts across the board […]

Three laws will triple US climate change spending over the next decade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Technology at a very early stage of development – or maybe not even invented yet – will be vital for the world to combat climate change. In the United States, policy-makers have […]

These 4 crops hold the potential to help restore African landscapes and livelihoods

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Farmers in the Sahel are growing four crops which researchers say have the potential to transform lives in the troubled African region and help tackle the climate crisis. The crops are cultivated […]

4 Turkish unicorns on how to support digital transformation and the start-up ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sertaç Yerlikaya, Advisor to the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey, Vandana Menon, Lead, Government Affairs, Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum, Geneva The 2020s mark an important period for Turkey with its […]

What is the ‘random trip’ craze and why is it so big in Japan?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Let’s go anywhere. Instead of deciding on a destination, travellers in Japan are leaving it to luck. It’s a trend called ‘random trips’ that is taking off in Japan – and travel […]

Here’s how other refugee emergencies can guide government response to the Ukraine crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Björn Gillsäter, Head, World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement As the conflict in Ukraine continues, the world witnesses yet another refugee emergency. Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing their homes to seek asylum in other European countries. […]

What does colonialism have to do with climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum, Minji Sung, Data Visuals and Content Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum When flooding amplified by climate change began to submerge nearly a third of Pakistan recently, a remnant […]

How public-private partnerships could be the booster dose for India’s healthcare ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neelima Dwivedi, Executive Director, Public Policy, Communications & Market Access, MSD, Ruma Bhargava, Country Lead, Healthcare, World Economic Forum The two most prominent challenges in the sustained availability of equitable healthcare for all are affordability and accessibility. However, […]

This Indian state is overhauling its agriculture strategy — and innovation is at the forefront

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ajit Kesari, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Jaskiran Warrik, Project Lead, Food Innovation Hub, World Economic Forum As the world population continues to grow and food prices rise, farming […]

Overheating megacities are a climate problem and solution – a Latin America case study 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, SecDev Group and Co-founder, Igarapé Institute, Mac Margolis, Washington Post Columnist and Associate, Igarapé Institute It can seem like climate change affects all communities equally. From flash floods and wildfires to record-breaking heat waves, its […]

Half of US teens use the internet ‘almost constantly’. But where are they spending their time online?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Almost half of US teenagers aged 13-17 say they are online “almost constantly”, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The most popular social media platforms among this age group are […]

The US is planting a billion trees to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Tree planting is the ‘most powerful solution in the fight against climate change’, an ETH Zürich scientist says. The US is aiming to plant 1 billion trees over the next 10 years to […]

Devastating floods hit Pakistan – and other environment stories you need to read this week

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 weekly round-up brings you key environment stories from the past seven days. Top stories: Devastating floods hit Pakistan; Europe facing worst drought in 500 years; US government to spend more than […]

How India can finance and scale digital innovations in agriculture

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arindom Datta, Executive Director & Head, Rural and Development Banking/Advisory, Rabobank India, Abhay Pareek, Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution for Agriculture, World Economic Forum, India India’s agriculture sector is expected to sustain income for 100 million smallholders while facing […]

Why the US Inflation Reduction Act is an important step in the transition to clean energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Humzah Yazdani The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law in the US in August 2022. It has the potential to significantly curb the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Its provisions pertaining to climate change mitigation, clean energy and […]

Brazil’s biggest favela has been mapped using 3D laser scanning. It’s important not just for technology, but also for human rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Favelas 4D – a project from MIT’s Senseable City Lab – has created a 3D model of Brazil’s biggest favela, Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro. Traditional technology such as satellite mapping cannot […]

How female-led start-ups can transform Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aimée Dushime Women make up 58% of Africa’s self-employed population and contribute around 13% of the continent’s GDP. Until gender parity is improved throughout the African continent, female entrepreneurs will remain under-earning compared with their male counterparts. Governments […]

Building resilience and youth entrepreneurship in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Grégory Renand, Head, Z Zurich Foundation, Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide Africa is blossoming with entrepreneurial potential and now boasts seven unicorns, up from zero in 2015. But as other continents have been fostering […]

How city and state diplomacy can strengthen US foreign policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erin Bromaghim, Visiting Senior Fellow for City and State Diplomacy, Truman Center for National Policy City and state diplomacy is an important part of international cooperation, but right now it has no link to US foreign policy – […]

How consumer credit can drive growth in Africa’s emerging e-commerce sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fehintolu Olaogun, CEO and Co-founder, CredPal E-commerce in Africa increased by 57% between 2019 and 2020. Lack of access to consumer credit is holding back the retail sector. Credit could expand purchasing power and increase e-commerce. Retail in […]

Palestine: EU announces €261 million in support of UNRWA’s operations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union confirmed today its role as a long-standing, predictable and reliable partner of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and one of its largest donors. The European Commission adopted €261 million as the […]

A crisis is coming – 4 steps to address Africa’s urgent financing needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Kende-Robb, Senior Fellow, African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) Amid social unrest, economic crises and political conflicts, 23 African countries are at high risk of – or already in – debt distress. Of the IMF’s $650 billion […]

How next-gen technology in agriculture can make food safer in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taranjeet Bhamra, Co – Founder, AgNext Food adulteration in India is a persistent problem. The COVID-19 pandemic inadvertently put a spotlight on the importance of monitoring and addressing food safety issues, which were previously common in the value […]

How digital payments bring new economic opportunities for women in rural India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Reema Nanavaty, Executive Director, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Ruth Goodwin-Groen, Managing Director, United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance In India, millions of women entrepreneurs living rurally, dealing solely in cash, were hard hit during the pandemic. Digital payments […]

How women’s empowerment can drive competitiveness in the Middle East

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maroun Kairouz, Head of the Middle East and North Africa, World Economic Forum, Kelsey Goodman, Community Lead, Regional and Geopolitical Affairs MENA, World Economic Forum LLC Progress is needed to secure economic equality for women in the Middle […]