The next decade is critical for the climate. Here’s how the circular economy can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Ishii, Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo Net zero cannot be achieved by decarbonizing the energy sector alone. Circularity is needed to tackle climate goals within the next decade. Many of our environmental calamities – […]

The Pandora Box of misinformation surrounding the Covid-19 vaccination drive

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Manali Sarkar, a 2nd year MBBS student at MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai. She is affiliated to 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 reflect […]

5 Black heroes of the environmental movement

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 February is Black History Month in the US and Canada. More work needs to be done to address systemic racism in the environmental field, coupled with a greater push for environmental equity. […]

UNICEF calls on supply chain and transport industry to take COVID-19 vaccines to the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Margi Van Gogh, Head of Supply Chain and Transport, World Economic Forum & Etleva Kadilli, Director, Supply Division, UNICEF UNICEF will play critical role in supporting the transport and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to low and lower middle-income […]

How businesses can help solve society’s workforce problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation, PricewaterhouseCoopers US COVID-19 has presented major challenges for organizations: adapting workplaces, supporting remote workers, furlough schemes and redundancies. Society must work collaboratively to build sustainable work solutions for a future […]

Why countries are desperate to defy the odds and access Mars

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 Three countries have reached the Red Planet with missions in the past few weeks. The desire to access Mars has endured despite a significant number of failed efforts. A […]

COVID-19 increased the use of AI. Here’s why it’s here to stay

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kerri Reynolds, SVP Crowdsourcing and HR, Appen Due to the pandemic, organisations have invested in AI to expedite remote working, enhance the customer experience and decrease costs. AI developments during the pandemic have benefited retail, education and healthcare […]

There aren’t enough computer chips to power modern cars

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 Global car sales fell in 2020. A shortage of computer chips is compounding poor sales by holding up production. That could cost the industry $60 billion. Besides reeling from the impact of […]

This is why you need that second COVID-19 vaccine dose, says WHO’s Chief Scientist

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 More than 150 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered around the world to date. Hospitalization rates in the UK have dropped by 94% after just one dose, according to latest data. […]

This opera company is helping people in their recovery from COVID-19

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 ENO Breathe is helping COVID-19 patients to recover through singing, in order to manage breathlessness and anxiety. The program is entirely virtual and done in collaboration with the UK’s National Health Service. The […]

Google has invented a tool which allows you to hear colour

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content A machine learning system lets visitors to a new art exhibition experience the sounds of colours through the artist Kandinsky’s eyes. The abstract art pioneer had synaesthesia, a condition that can make […]

3 principles to reinforce digital trust in supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Georges de Moura, Head of Industry Solutions, Platform for Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity and Digital Trust, World Economic Forum & Christophe Blassiau, Senior Vice-President, Cybersecurity and Global CISO, Schneider-Electric Cyber-threats are increasing with the transformation of digital […]

Closing the data gap: a cost-effective way to improve air quality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christa Hasenkopf, Independent Consultant Outdoor air pollution is the cause of 3.4 millions deaths a year globally and is a major contributing factor to climate change. Global efforts to improve air quality are massively underfunded, but opportunities exist […]

This is what a human-centred approach to AI technology could look like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Global CEO, Britannica Group Augmented Intelligence is an approach to integrating people and technology harmoniously. We need to control future forms of advanced technologies better than we have smartphones. This way we can amplify our own […]

Stolen colonial-era objects will be ‘unconditionally’ returned, says the Netherlands

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 The Netherlands is to hand back stolen colonial-era cultural artefacts. Dutch state collections should have no place for items acquired by theft, says a government minister. New guidelines will help curators assess […]

We can end routine gas flaring by 2030. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zubin Bamji, Program Manager, Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, World Bank Burning the gases associated with oil drilling has significant environmental consequences. It’s also a waste of a valuable source of energy. The future of routine gas flaring […]

Cities are at the heart of our journey to net zero. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emily Tan, General Manager, City Solutions, Royal Dutch Shell Countries, governments and companies are aligning on a need for net-zero – and this is an opportunity to rethink decarbonizing our cities. There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution – each […]

Digital roles top the list of jobs on the rise in 2021

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 The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five […]

This is how blockchain can help fight pandemics

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 Blockchain is used to record information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, cheat or hack. It could be used to create a Trusted COVID-19 Essential Supplies Repository […]

An electric motorbike could help tackle big game poaching. Here’s how

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 Poaching continues to threaten various animals with extinction in Africa. An electric motorbike is the latest tool in the fight to protect them. The solar-powered off-road bike is so quiet, poachers don’t […]

This flying AI robot can pick fruit – preventing waste in the process

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 There’s a global shortage of seasonal fruit pickers, made worse by COVID-19 travel restrictions. Some farmers are forced to leave ripe fruit to rot as a result. Now AI flying drones can […]

Why moral leadership matters now more than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dov Seidman, Founder and Chairman, LRN and The HOW Institute for Society The new State of Moral Leadership Report suggests moral leadership is in high demand but short supply; Moral authority as opposed to formal authority alone can […]

The world’s first 3D-printed school is taking shape in Madagascar

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 Thinking Huts and its partners are building the world’s first 3D-printed school on the campus of a university in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. 3D printing builds solid objects layer by layer, creating less waste than […]

4 views on how to ensure social justice in a digital world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prerana Pakhrin Misrahi, Communications Specialist, Society and Innovation, World Economic Forum The theme for World Day of Social Justice 2021 is “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy.” We asked four experts to share their views […]

These are the biggest hurdles on the path to clean energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noel Nevshehir, Director, International Business Services and Global Strategic Partnerships, Automation Alley Realizing the energy transition will require navigating several major challenges. These include geopolitical concerns, technological limitations and financial questions. Could a hybrid approach that leverages fossil […]

How rethinking infrastructure could boost the economy and improve quality of life in the post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Negash Haile, Manager of Economic Analysis and Modelling, Infrastructure Canada The pandemic has brought a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink the type of infrastructure investments we can make and how we deliver them. Canada has joined the ranks of […]

Could 2021 be a turning point for forests and climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruben Lubowski, Chief Natural Resource Economist, Environmental Defense Fund & Rupert Edwards, Head, Policy and Market Analysis, Climate Change Capital & Jacinto Coello, Programme Management Officer, UN Environment & Gabriel Labbate, REDD+ Team Leader and Regional Coordinator for […]

A 10-step plan to save our seas

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas McCauley, Professor, University of California Santa Barbara; Director, Benioff Ocean Initiative 2050 is predicted to be a bleak milestone for the oceans – but it’s not too late to avert disaster. Here are 10 actions the world […]

More than speed: 5G could become the next big economic driver

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvaldo Di Campli, President of Latin America Region, Nokia Latin America is taking a five-pronged attack to deploying 5G in the region. Digitalisation must be rolled out across all sectors of the economy for it to work – […]

Can you put a price on peace? This study says you can

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 Conflict and violence cost the world more than $14 trillion a year. That’s the equivalent of $5 a day for every person on the planet. Research shows that peace brings prosperity, lower […]

This is how to make driving an EV more accessible and affordable

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 By 2030, there could be as many as 130 million EVs on the road, according to a McKinsey report. An extra 55 million charging points will be needed in China, the EU-plus-UK […]

How 3 MENA business leaders are building resilient companies post-COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandre Raffoul, Head of Business Engagement, Middle East and Africa, World Economic Forum & Fatima Al Zahra Hewaidi, Acting Community Lead, Business Engagement MEA, World Economic Forum We asked three business leaders what steps they took to adapt […]

This city sent health workers instead of cops to hundreds of cases. This is what it found

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 the US, people with untreated mental illnesses are 16 times more likely to be killed during a police encounter. 1 in 4 deaths from police interactions involve someone with a serious […]