Youth for Climate Change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Omnia El Omrani, a 6th year medical student living in Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt. 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 […]

These 11 EU states already meet their 2020 renewable energy targets

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 Almost half of the European Union’s (EU) 28 member states have already hit, or are close to hitting, their 2020 renewable energy targets. But despite this, there has been a gradual slow-down in […]

We need a fresh approach to climate change migration. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carol Farbotko, Human Geographer, CSIRO Human mobility associated with climate change is a growing global reality. There are regular warnings about climate change impacts creating significant numbers of displaced people, and presenting an international security risk. We hear significantly […]

Cutting CO2 emissions from trucks: MEPs reach deal with Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This agreed new legislation is the first ever regulation on CO2 emissions for lorries in the EU. The deal reached between MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council on Monday night provides for a legally binding 30% CO2 reduction target for new lorries […]

At this Italian bookshop, children swap their recycling for something to read

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Would you swap your recycling for a book? Sounds too good to be true? Well, that’s what one bookseller in Italy is offering children, with a plan he hopes will become a blueprint for raising environmental […]

4 key steps towards a circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum Moving towards a more circular economy is a logical proposition. Use less natural resources, reduce pollution, tackle climate change, enhance consumer satisfaction, while also improving the bottom line. The […]

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 […]

Why poorer people suffer more from climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lincy Gonçalves Trevizan de Castro, a 22 years old medical student at the third year of studies. 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 […]

Climate Change : An Already Health Emergency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Baghfar, a second year medical student at Hadhramout University College of Medicine (HUCOM), Yemen.   He 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 IFMSA’s view […]

Scientists in Sweden are studying the climate-cooling effects of spruce forests

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Scientists are exploring whether coniferous trees might help to counter the effects of global warming. Deep in Sweden’s spruce forests researchers from Lund University are studying the cooling qualities of organic compounds called terpenes, […]

Polluted lungs: health in the center of environment discussion

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amany Gonçalves Robaina, a 21 years old and medicine student at Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), in Blumenau, Santa Catarina – Brazil. 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 […]

Thousands of Belgian schoolchildren have gone on strike to protest climate change

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 There’s nothing new about children skipping school. But when they do it in their thousands, and all for the same cause, then it’s time to pay attention. On 31 January, tens of […]

The health of the human being in coexistence with a transformative biosphere

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Priscila Pegoretti, a third-semester medical student at the Universidade Regional de Blumenau(FURB) in Brazil. 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 IFMSA’s view […]

Health should be central to the conversation around climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Aparajeya Shanker, a medical student studying in Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria. He 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 IFMSA’s view on […]

The world’s e-waste is a huge problem. It’s also a golden opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) & Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Humankind’s insatiable demand for electronic devices is creating the world’s fastest-growing waste stream. Some forms are growing exponentially. The United Nations calls it a […]

The Impact of climates changes in health: a problem for all of us

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hiolanda Piler, currently a graduate of the sixth period of Medicine of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF-GV). 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 […]

Health: The neglected aspect of climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Chun- Yi Tseng, a first-year medical student at Chang Gung University in Taiwan. He 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 IFMSA’s view on […]

Why income inequality is bad for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, President, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation In recent decades, income inequality has increased in almost all OECD countries. The average income of the richest 10% of the population today is about nine times as high as the […]

Davos on Climate Change: citizens demanding more actions while CEOs tried to balance profit with sustainability

Climate change was one of the hot topics during the annual World Economic Forum which took place in the Swiss Alps last week. Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and natural historian, outlined the serious impact that humanity is causing to the environment and underslined the urgency of immediate action in order to reverse the ongoing […]

Climate Change: A Healthcare Emergency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sonica Minhas, a second-year medical student in London interested in maternal and foetal health, nutrition, climate change and healthcare policymaking. 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 […]

“Our house is on fire.” 16 year-old Greta Thunberg wants action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Workman, Official Writer at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 “I don’t want your hope. I want you to panic…and act.” Greta Thunberg does not mince words when speaking truth to power, and her soft voice silenced […]

The Sahel is engulfed by violence. Climate change, food insecurity and extremists are largely to blame

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & José Luengo Cabrera, West Africa researcher, International Crisis Group For centuries, herdsmen across Africa’s Sahel headed south during the long, hot dry season. Farmers typically welcomed them because their cattle […]

Why Climate Change Matters for Future Health Professionals

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Amro Aglan, a final year medical student at Tanta University, Egypt &  Ms. Emma Aneshansley, recent graduate from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts where she studied Health Science and Public Health. They both  are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

What’s really driving corporate climate action?

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice President, Energy Management Business, Schneider Electric The theme of Globalization 4.0 at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos brings together the current digital revolution and its growing integration among people, companies and […]

Climate change and health – can medical students be the solution?

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Alexander Brezina, a German medical student who spent a year in the US before coming  to study in Brussels at Catholic University of Louvain, to combine medicine and French. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

Why a healthy planet and a healthy economy go hand-in-hand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity We need to understand the nature and gravity of the collective crisis that now confronts human civilization if we are to answer the questions it poses. If we do not […]

CO2 can be a valuable raw material, not just a climate killer. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Markus Steilemann, Chief Executive Officer, Covestro The world is off track on climate action, with global warming heading towards 3°C this century, according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We used to think […]

The West is struggling to hit its climate targets. What would the developing world do differently?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO, Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) By now, many of us will have read the dire warnings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). After noting that the impact of a global temperature increase […]

A silent killer: the impact of a changing climate on health

  This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Kim van Daalen, a prospective Public Health master student at Cambridge University, currently living in the Netherlands. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

How each country’s share of global CO2 emissions changes over time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content While it’s still technically possible to limit global warming to within the limits set by the Paris Agreement, rising carbon emissions present a grave threat to the planet. Less than 200 years ago there […]

The Dead Sea is drying up, and these two countries have a plan to save it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Can you pump water out of one sea to fill another? It may sound crazy, but plans are afoot to make it a reality. While the World Bank has called the plan to fill the Dead […]

Jellyfish are taking over the world – and climate change could be to blame

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 For 500 million years, jellyfish have been part of the maritime ecosystem, but now they’re poised to take over the earth. They have no brain, no eyes, no spine, not even blood, but […]

COP24: Paris agreement remained alive but fragile while the EU attempts to slow down CO2 emissions for new cars

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) concluded last Saturday in Katowice, Poland where all parties agreed on the rulebook to implement the Paris Agreement which will help governments measure and report their emissions cutting efforts. With this decision, the climate change battle is still ongoing […]