What’s the difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming?

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 The risks to our climate of a rise in global temperatures of 2C over pre-industrial levels could make life unbearable for millions of people. While limiting global warming to 1.5C could, for […]

Natural climate solutions can help businesses meet climate goals. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dharsono Hartono, Chief Executive Officer, Rimba Makmur Utama & Jesper Nielsen, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) & Joanna Elliott, Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships, Fauna & Flora International UK & Thomas Lingard, Global Director, Climate and Environment, Unilever […]

Can you eat to save the climate?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chiara Cecchini, Global Shaper, Sunyani Hub, Future Food Institute There’s a growing interest in climate-friendly foods, but consumers find it hard to know if the food choices they make are environmentally sustainable; From ready-made snacks to algae, cacti […]

To solve big issues like climate change, we need to reframe our problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, Author, “What’s Your Problem?” (HBR Press) & Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt Reframing social and global problems could yield viable solutions to major issues such as climate change and gender inequality. Being able to identify patterns in […]

Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans consider climate change to be the most serious problem facing the world

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A new Eurobarometer survey published today shows that European citizens believe climate change is the single most serious problem facing the world. More than nine out of ten people surveyed consider climate change to be a serious problem (93%), with almost eight out of […]

Addressing climate change through carbon taxes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aimée Dushime, Outgoing Curator, Kigali Hub Research shows that putting a price on carbon-based fuels, in the form of a fee or tax, is an effective way of reducing GHG emissions and pollution levels across the globe. A […]

The challenge for G7 leaders: vaccinate the world and be bolder on climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, IMAGINE As G7 leaders meet, the costs of not acting on public health, climate and biodiversity loss are now becoming far higher than the costs of acting. The business community stands ready to […]

This AI technique could use a digital version of Earth to help fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicolas Hohn, Analytics Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Oliver Fleming, Analytics Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company & Roxanne Zhang, Data Science Consultant, McKinsey & Company An AI technique called reinforcement learning could help us solve some of the […]

What do the Dutch court ruling on Shell and shareholder moves at Chevron and Exxon mean for oil giants in the era of climate action?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Bacchus, Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Governance, University of Central Florida On May 26, three of the largest oil companies in the world were given the […]

How to reimagine our cities as hubs for biodiversity, conservation and climate resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauricio Rodas Espinel, Mayor of Quito (2014-2019) and Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania & Lena Chan, Senior Director, International Biodiversity Conservation Division, National Parks Board Biodiversity – all living organisms, including plants, animals and microorganisms – is essential […]

Climate justice is also a local health issue. These 4 grassroots solutions are tackling both

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noa Gafni, Executive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation Grassroots solutions are being used to tackle climate and health problems in vulnerable communities around the world. Local initiatives in areas such as employment, food waste and exercise […]

Why 2021 is the year to highlight how critical water sources are for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Bell, Strategy & Special Projects, Desolenator Water sources on earth drive how weather and climate are regulated. Human activity is currently altering ocean acidity, temperature and circulation. By bringing water to the forefront of COP26’s climate discussions, […]

How a system value approach can help Ireland meet its climate targets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pat O’Doherty, CEO of ESB, President, Eurelectric COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a global spirit of cooperation – we must build on this to achieve climate targets. The World Economic Forum’s System Value Framework offers a way to consider […]

Which green actions really reduce climate emissions?

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 Poll finds people have the wrong priorities for tackling climate change. Most people overestimate the impact of less effective green actions. We also underestimate the proportion of people displaced by climate and […]

How central banks are tackling climate change risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvia Anna Ainio, Policy Officer, European Commission Central banks have an increasingly critical role in tackling climate change policy objectives. Incorporating climate-related risks into regulatory frameworks remains challenging but central banks are starting to lead the way. The […]

Quantum technologies can transform innovation and mitigate climate change – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lene Oddershede, Senior Vice-President, Natural and Technical Sciences, Novo Nordisk Foundation Current energy-hungry technologies are struggling to deal with our increasing appetite and need for web-based information. Exciting innovations using quantum technology, in the exploration of vaccines and […]

Top cleantech R&D priorities to help tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Schniering, Founder, Future Cleantech Architects Pressing climate change targets require the energy industry to accelerate its efforts on developing clean technology. A recent survey from FCA asked key experts where industry and public investors should prioritize its […]

Climate change: What is COP26 and why does it matter?

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 A UN report says 2021 is a “make or break year” in the fight against climate change. The next UN climate summit, COP26, is due to take place in the UK city […]

The developing world must get ready to adapt its trade to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, UNCTAD • In the absence of adaptation, developing countries stand to be hit the hardest by trade losses due to climate change. • They must enact adaptation measures to ensure ‘trade-climate readiness’. • Such […]

Building a Climate-Resilient Future – A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must […]

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. […]

Building a Climate-Resilient Future – A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must […]

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 […]

How climate change can be addressed through executive compensation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nidia Martinez, Director of Climate Risk Analytics, Willis Towers Watson’s Climate and Resilience Hub & Ryan Resch, Managing Director, Executive Compensation (Toronto), Willis Towers Watson One of the most useful tools in prompting leaders to address climate change […]

Climate change will be sudden and cataclysmic. We need to act fast

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Giger, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group The World Economic Forum COVID Action Platform Learn more Most Popular Vaccines may soon allow international travel to take off again. But will it ever return to normal?Joseph M. […]

The zero that every investment portfolio needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Günther Thallinger Member of the Board of Management, Investment Management, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Allianz To address climate change effectively, investors must steer their entire portfolios towards climate neutrality. Portfolios that do not evolve in the right […]

How the institutional response to COVID-19 can prepare us for climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Giulio Boccaletti, Chief Strategy Officer, The Nature Conservancy Political institutions’ response to the pandemic could be a crucial dress-rehearsal for a transition to a different economic model in the face of climate change; How national institutions work with […]

“China needs to convince the EU that it is worth having an investment agreement” but not the EU to convince China? China-EU Leaders’ Meeting 2020 calls for mutual “transparency, reciprocity and respect”

Last Monday, the very important China-EU Leaders’ Meeting took place through videoconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, between China’s President Xi, the President of the EU Council Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. There is no doubt that after the wide criticism regarding the EU’s mistakes during June’s China-EU […]

How carbon-smart farming can feed us and fight climate change at the same time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poornima Parameswaran, Co-founder and VP of Science Technology and Innovation , Trace Genomics Soil is one of the least understood and untapped defenses against climate change. Soil is an efficient carbon sink. Switching to carbon-smart farming will help us […]

These are the best ways to tackle air pollution and climate change together

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Fuller, President, Pure Earth Prevailing wisdom holds that measures to tackle air pollution will also tackle climate change, and vice versa – but this is not always the case. A new report has identified the most effective […]

Climate change could be making forests shorter – this is how

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 The composition of Earth’s forests is changing and global warming is a factor, says a new report. Older trees are disappearing at an alarming rate, harming biodiversity. Rising temperatures can limit photosynthesis, […]

The COVID-19 recovery can be the vaccine for climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: María Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business & Jose Siri, Senior Lead, Science, Cities, Urbanization, and Health, Our Planet, Our Health (OPOH), Wellcome Trust The positive environmental benefits of the pandemic have shown us what is possible. Our actions […]

How Europe’s green tech ‘scale-ups’ can help tackle climate change

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 The pandemic has disrupted the growing momentum of Europe’s tech innovators in tackling climate change. Europe lags behind the United States in getting green innovations to scale. Emissions-busting technologies are key to […]