What we can learn about the future of digital assets regulation from recent US government reports

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Waliczek, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum, Aiden Slavin, Project Lead, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum, Brynly Llyr, Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets, CISA, World Economic Forum On 16 September the White […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Jobs in renewable energy are growing in the US – here are the highlights

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 Green jobs grew across every US energy sector in 2021, a new report finds. Electric and hybrid vehicles defied the COVID-19 slowdown and continued to add jobs. In electricity generation, solar was […]

Black communities in the US will be hardest hit by floods caused by climate change, say scientists

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 The risk of flooding in Black US neighbourhoods is predicted to rise at least 20% by 2050, experts are predicting. Scientists based their research on new flood risk maps that detail the […]

Readout of EU-US Task Force on European Energy Security Meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU-US Task Force on European Energy Security met virtually on June 22, 2022 convened by co-chairs Amos Hochstein, US Senior Advisor for Energy Security, and Björn Seibert, Head of Cabinet of the European Commission President, and under the leadership of Ditte Juul Jørgensen, […]

California’s road map to net-zero can be a blueprint for other regions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pedro J. Pizarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edison International, and a Vice Chairman, Edison Electric Institute Climate warnings from the IPCC highlight the urgent need to cut global emissions. The US state of California is making great […]

European Commission and United States sign cooperation arrangement on preparedness and response to public health threats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the statement by President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. President Joe Biden marking the second Global COVID-19 Summit, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have signed an arrangement to strengthen cooperation on preparedness and response to […]

Cost of living: This chart shows how the price of products has risen in the US

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 An economist has warned that the US is on the verge of a ‘cost of living’ crisis due to rapid inflation. Food prices increased by 9.4% on average in the year to […]

EU-US Trade and Technology Council: strengthening our renewed partnership in turbulent times

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU and the US have today reaffirmed their close cooperation to address global trade and technology challenges in line with their shared commitment to democracy, freedom and human rights. Meeting at the second Ministerial Meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in […]

These US cities are producing the most solar energy

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 Solar power continues to expand rapidly in the US, a new report says. Nine cities now have more solar power than the entire country did a decade ago. There is now enough […]

The US must rethink how it uses and reuses wastewater

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fidan Karimova, Practice Leader, Global Sustainability, Water Environment Federation & Jessie Israel, Puget Sound Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy More than 80% of the world’s sewage gets discharged into waterways, which pollutes lakes, rivers, and the ocean. A […]

Financial services: European Commission adopts additional equivalence decisions for US exchanges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a decision declaring that a number of United States exchanges supervised by the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) are equivalent to EU regulated markets. As a result, derivatives traded on these US exchanges will now be treated as […]

Five things you need to know about Biden’s executive order on cryptocurrency

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aiden Slavin, Project Lead, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum Executive order talks of opportunities and risks of digital assets. It signals a clear recognition of the role and significance of cryptocurrency. But does not set […]

What the US soccer equal pay case means for sports

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Igual Paija, Community Specialist: Media, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum and Hesham Zafar, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum In a case that has implications for the sports world, the US […]

How cancer affects disadvantaged groups in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content The risk of dying from cancer in the US has fallen, but there is a disparity in health outcomes. This is caused by socioeconomic disadvantage and persistent structural racism, the American Cancer […]

EU-US Energy Council: Opening remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Simson

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell : Secretary Blinken, Secretary Granholm, Commissioner, Ambassador Etienne, We convene today in an environment characterised by geopolitical turbulence, particularly in the Eastern Neighbourhood of Europe. While we meet under the gathering storm cloud, our discussions take a greater relevance.  We […]

Biden’s Cancer Moonshot and how innovation and collaboration can close the cancer care gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US and currently where you live determines your patient experience. President Biden has relaunched the Cancer […]

Food safety: EU and US resume trade of bivalve molluscs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As from the end of this month, trade of molluscan shellfish – such as mussels, clams, oysters and scallops – will resume between the EU and the US. Two EU Member States (Spain and the Netherlands) will be allowed to export molluscan shellfish to […]

Joint statement by President von der Leyen and President Biden on U.S.-EU cooperation on energy security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. We are jointly committed to Europe’s energy security and sustainability and to accelerating the global transition to clean energy. We also share the objective of ensuring the energy security of Ukraine and the progressive integration of Ukraine with the EU gas and electricity markets. […]

New York is building a wall of oysters to fight flooding

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content The sea level around Battery, New York, has risen by nearly nine inches since 1950. Tidal flooding has increased by 247% in some areas of New York since 2000. Rising seas make […]

The US is saving lives – and energy costs – with this one radical change to its traffic system

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 Traffic lights are often seen as the best solution to road safety at junctions. But a growing number of US states are replacing them with roundabouts. And they are saving lives as […]

Joint EU-US Statement on a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The United States and the EU have today taken joint steps to re-establish historical transatlantic trade flows in steel and aluminium and to strengthen their partnership and address shared challenges in the steel and aluminium sector.  As a part of that partnership, they intend […]

2030 SDGs: The change must come from the US

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Otumara Urowoli Jessica, a 5th year medical  student currently studying in Sumy State University, Ukraine. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

What is the US infrastructure bill? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content The US Senate has passed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The ‘historic’ bill promises vital investment in areas from roads, bridges and trains to broadband access and clean drinking […]

US jobseekers have a record 10 million openings to choose from – but why?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content America had a record 10.1 million job openings in June. It came as businesses reported struggling to hire enough staff to fill vacancies. A rising quit rate could suggest workers are more […]

US fossil fuel consumption is at its lowest in 30 years. Here’s why

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 US fossil fuel consumption fell by 9% in 2020, says the Energy Information Administration. Coal accounted for 13% of US fossil fuel consumption in 2020, its lowest annual share since 1949. Petroleum […]

This is how the US energy market is shifting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer , Formative Content Use of coal in the US has dropped by half. Natural gas is now 38% of the US energy mix. Clean energy solutions are favoured by Biden. Global leaders hope to […]

10 ways American workers view their future economic opportunities

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 Identity, childcare and financial instability are among the reported barriers to future prosperity. Black respondents were 4.5 times more likely than white respondents to say their race was a barrier to future […]

The US pipeline attack shows the energy sector must act now on cybersecurity. Here are 6 ways how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leo Simonovich, Vice President and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy & Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum • The recent ransomware attack on a major US pipeline owner outlines the vulnerability […]