Why digital public infrastructure can be a gamechanger for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chris Larsson, Chief Information Officer, UNICEF, Fui Meng Liew, Chief Digital Centre of Excellence, UNICEF, Carolin Frankenhauser, Technology for Development Officer, UNICEF In many parts of the world, the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be over and […]

To fill the cybersecurity skills gap, the sector needs to boost diversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renée Tarun, Deputy CISO/Vice President Information Security, Fortinet In the cybersecurity industry, there are currently two major issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible: first, the global cybersecurity skills gap; and second, the lack of […]

Violence Against Women: The European Union establishes an EU-wide helpline number and calls to end violence against women worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice President, Josep Borrell issued the following statement: “Violence against women happens in every country. The facts are shocking – in the EU and […]

Climate intervention: an option for Global South to reduce near-term climate risk?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joshua Amponsem, Founder, Green Africa Youth Organization With nearly 36.3 billion tonnes of CO2 estimated to have been released into the atmosphere in 2021 alone, it came as no surprise the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest synthesis […]

Why does air pollution disproportionately affect minority ethnic groups?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Ella Kissi-Debrah was the first person in the world to have air pollution listed as the cause of death. She was just nine years old when she died. Ella was also from […]

How COP27 can help African nations bearing the brunt of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Hetner, Special Advisor for Cyber Risk, NACD, John Frazzini, Board Member, Internet Security Alliance – ISA Amidst this year’s drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, catastrophic floods in Durban and deadly heatwaves in North Africa, […]

EU exports under Free Trade Agreements surpass €1 trillion

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. EU trade deals mean increased exports, more stable economic relations and secure access to resources, a new report out today shows. EU exports to preferential partners for the first time surpassed €1 trillion in 2021, according to the Commission’s 2nd Annual Report on the […]

How trade facilitation can support supply chain diversity in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philippe Isler, Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation; ExCom Member, World Economic Forum The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. Developing economies have been hardest hit by this disruption. Public-private efforts can help deliver trade […]

European Health Union: An empowered HERA in future health emergencies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Council reached a political agreement on the Regulation allowing for the activation of urgent and targeted medical countermeasures by the European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) during public health emergencies in the EU. These measures include the procurement and purchase […]

Belt and Road green investment that delivers on climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sha Song, Specialist, China Partnerships, Global Centre for Public Goods, World Economic Forum Beijing The population of Belt and Road countries (including China) is projected to reach approximately 5.4 billion by 2030. Demands on global infrastructure, the economic […]

Why we shouldn’t overstate the pandemic’s effect on productivity growth 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Global Chief Economist, Boston Consulting Group & Paul Swartz, Director and Senior Economist, BCG Henderson Institute The secular growth of services has been a significant drag on aggregate productivity growth – but the shock of COVID […]

This is how oil spills damage our environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Keohane Williamson, Chief Executive Officer, FCLT Global Huntington Beach, California has been undergoing a clean-up operation after a major oil spill. The effects will be long-lasting. Oil can kill surface-dwelling animals and birds by poisoning or suffocation, […]

The challenges of the vaccination campaign in Brazil, including the state of Amazonas

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Juliana Mayra, a sixth-period medical student at Amazonas State University in Brazil, daughter of Luzamere de Araújo, native from Manaus, Amazonas. 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 […]

Climate change is forcing 20 million people a year from their homes, Oxfam says

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 Every two seconds, a weather-related disaster forces someone on the planet from their home, Oxfam says. Climate change is increasing the threat from extreme floods, droughts and wildfires, leaving millions displaced each […]