It’s down to cities to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2030

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Lenhart, Global lead, WWF Cities The science on climate change, and the scale of action needed to address it, are crystal-clear. People are rising in cities around the globe in direct consequence. We urge local leaders to respond […]

10 cities are predicted to gain megacity status by 2030

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 Think of the biggest cities in the world. The megacities. True giants with populations of over 10 million people. Tokyo will, of course, be on your list. So too Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico […]

Global leaders and companies pledge to reduce the gender pay gap by 2030

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Today, global leaders from governments, private sector companies, trade unions and civil society pledged to take concrete action towards closing the gender pay gap by 2030. The global commitments – to ensure women in every sector of the workforce are paid equally to men for doing work […]

Global leaders and companies pledge to reduce the gender pay gap by 2030

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Today, global leaders from governments, private sector companies, trade unions and civil society pledged to take concrete action towards closing the gender pay gap by 2030. The global commitments – to ensure women in every sector of the workforce are paid equally to men for doing work […]

More electric cars on EU roads by 2030

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. CO2 emissions from new cars should be cut by 45% by 2030 and market uptake of zero – and low- emission vehicles should accelerate, said committee MEPs on Monday. Environment Committee MEPs proposed setting a higher target for reducing EU fleet-wide emissions for new […]

These are the 3 key skill sets workers will need to learn by 2030

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content Humanity has always endeavoured to speed up manual tasks. From the first use of animal bones as tools to the creation of the factory production line by Ransom E Olds in the early 1900s […]

“Beyond the beach: tackling plastic pollution upstream”, a Sting Exclusive by Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Plastic has been nothing short of miraculous. In our kitchens and supermarkets, it’s helped cut down on food waste. It’s the source of medical […]

Far from a healthy Health Workforce: lack of workforce planning leaves our citizens without access to proper care

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Stijntje Dijk, Liaison Officer for Medical Education issues at the International Federation of Medical  Students’ Associations (IFMSA). We write to you today as the representatives of medical students worldwide to express our deep concern for the access to healthcare as well as the wellbeing of […]

Happens now in Brussels: Green Week sets the EU and global climate policy agenda

Brussels is all green this week. The eyes of Europe are focusing these days on the Egg Centre, where the 2014 edition of the Green Week is taking place. The conference centre in Rue Bara is hosting the biggest annual event on European environmental policy, whose theme this year is “Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Waste”. […]