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 […]

What the cyber-attack on the US oil and gas pipeline means and how to increase security

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Lead, Strategic Initiatives, World Economic Forum & Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Georges De Moura, Head of Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The recent cyber-attack on the US […]

How the pandemic has affected mental health in America

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 Worries about infection, job security and childcare are impacting people’s mental health. 55% of women and 38% of men say the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health. 31% of black adults, […]

A Californian city gave people $500 a month – no strings attached. Here’s what happened

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 125 people in the US city of Stockton received monthly payments of $500 for two years. At the start of the project, 28% of the recipients were in full-time work; that rose […]

The US needs partners to tackle the security risks of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin & Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines & Florian Krampe, Programme Director, Stockholm International […]

Pandemic fuels culture of institutional mistrust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Edelman, President, Edelman 2020 was the year of two equally destructive viruses: the pandemic and the infodemic. Global report highlights that government and media, the usual sources of verifiable information in a crisis, have failed to meet […]

The US is building a bike trail that runs coast-to-coast across 12 states

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content The Great American Rail-Trail will be almost 6,000km when complete, and will serve 50 million people within 80km of the route. Trails have proved invaluable for recreation and transport during lockdown. Cycling and […]

Confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine grows in UK and US, but global concerns about side effects are on the rise

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum The latest World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey on vaccine confidence shows that strong intent to get a COVID-19 vaccine has risen in the UK and the US, two countries where vaccines have […]

The pandemic’s effects on US jobs in charts

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 9.8 million fewer Americans were in work at the end of November compared to February. The leisure and hospitality industry has been the worst affected. Unemployment rose faster, and is falling more […]

How the US election result could light the touch paper of hope for disability justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Austin, CEO, Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub Expansive notions of power help to drive social progress. The incoming US administration represents a stride forwards for inclusion. Some 900m disabled people around the world lack basic aids like […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Update: Amidst coronavirus bleeding, Trump’s administration is desperately looking for scapegoats

The third week of April has found 2.4 million people globally contracting COVID-19, while more than 160,000 have tragically lost their lives due to the pandemic. More than half of the fatalities are witnessed in Europe with around 100,000 deceased whereas the US has exceeded a total of 40,000 casualties. At the same time, China, […]

Will the UK really have the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe, as a US study suggests?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Rossman, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Virology and President of Research-Aid Networks, University of Kent Estimates from a report by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, suggest the UK will have over 60,000 fatalities […]

The job description for a COVID-19 community health worker – and how this could fight US unemployment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raj Panjabi, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health Coronavirus could drive unemployment up to 20%. Underfunded public healthcare systems are overwhelmed. Community health workers could be trained to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. There are more […]

Total US cases quadruple in one week – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the most significant developments and selected articles to read, as of Monday 30 March. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

US now has most coronavirus cases in the world – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines and resources to help you arm yourself with the best information. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

Why infrastructure is the only way to fight a COVID-19 recession in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shai Kivity, Global Shaper, Boston Hub The COVID-19 crisis could lead to a recession in the US. Infrastructure projects create economic growth; The US infrastructure industry is 30 years behind its global counterparts but a new centralized and […]

How the US should react to the pandemic, according to Bill Gates

“Everybody should have taken notice back in January,” the Microsoft co-founder told TED founder Chris Anderson during a TED Connects event streamed online. “There’s the period between where we realized it was transmitting and now, where we should’ve done more.” What is the World Economic Forum doing about the coronavirus outbreak? A new strain of […]

India and the US: 5 ways the countries compare

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 President Trump and Prime Minister Modi met during the US President’s first official visit to India. India and the US are the world’s two largest democracies. From gender equality to GDP, this is […]

Here’s how the US can get the best out of 5G

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew S. Weinberg, Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners The global economic impact of 5G is estimated to exceed $12 trillion dollars in the next 15 years. The US risks being left behind in […]