The Greta effect? Why businesses are more committed to climate action in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Organizations will be more committed to achieving environmental goals in 2020 compared to 2019, according to a recent survey. Nearly eight out of 10 respondents believe last year’s climate strikes helped raise […]

The Arctic is having holes stabbed through it at an alarming rate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Abrupt melting of the permafrost layer is leading to erosion, landslides and craters in the Arctic landscape. As the permafrost melts, greenhouse gases are released into the environment. Current climate change forecasts […]

How Europe’s science offers hope in tackling the climate emergency

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauro Ferrari, President, European Research Council Climate change dominated the agenda at Davos. Science will be key to finding solutions for a sustainable world. From understanding ice melt to building bird-like drones to monitor pollution, innovations are helping […]

This man swam under the East Antarctic ice sheet to highlight the impact of climate change

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 Endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh has completed a 1 kilometre swim under the East Antarctic ice shelf. The feat was part of his campaign to secure a […]

A climate scientist explains what the melting Arctic means for the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum Since the 1970s, we have lost 75% of the volume of Arctic summer sea ice. The Arctic affects the jet stream, causing extreme weather all over the world. The Arctic used to […]

This chart shows how the energy mix is failing in the fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content The energy sector currently accounts for three-quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions. The urgency of energy transition continues to be underestimated. Economic growth is possible alongside reducing carbon emissions – as long […]

This is the hidden connection between smuggling and climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Martinez-Valle, Chief Executive Officer, Orbia Advance Corporation SAB de CV Smuggled goods bypass climate regulations and threaten our goals. A black market for HFC gases accounts for the same CO2 emissions as Slovenia. Industries need to partner […]

More Germans are swapping planes for trains because of climate worries

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 Domestic flights in Germany have dropped by 12% compared to last year. Train companies in the country are seeing record passenger numbers. Analysts say consumer awareness of the climate crisis is a […]

From fire to fake snow – the global consequences of the climate crisis

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 Extremes of heat and cold are becoming more frequent. Norway basks in 19°C heat in January. Moscow imports fake snow for New Year as temperatures soar. Picturing Norway in January probably brings […]

Banks and businesses must step up and work together to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank & Rosanna Hall, Director, Global Events, Standard Chartered Bank Standard Chartered aims to track and reduce the climate impact of the activities it finances By openly sharing its methodology, […]

This top-10 of business risks misses the biggest of them all: climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Martin, CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution, Zurich Insurance Group Climate change is a very real and serious threat to society. Extreme weather events such as heatwaves and flooding are becoming more commonplace and severe, leaving communities to […]

How green investment will help Latin America and the world fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank Climate change is having a dramatic effect on Latin America and the Caribbean. Most people in the region view climate change as a major peril. Costa Rica, Chile and 21 regional […]

How quantum computing could beat climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, PsiQuantum Advances in quantum computing could help us simulate large complex molecules. These simulations could uncover new catalysts for carbon capture that are cheaper and more efficient than current models. We can currently […]

Climate change: new rules agreed to determine which investments are green

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament negotiators reached an agreement with Council on Monday on new criteria to determine whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable. The so-called “taxonomy regulation” stipulates that the following environmental objectives should be considered when evaluating how sustainable an economic activity is: climate change […]

Turning challenge into opportunity on the course to becoming the first climate-neutral continent

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “We are determined to tackle climate change and turn it into an opportunity for the European Union”, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said following the meeting of the European Council on 12 December in Brussels. She presented to the EU leaders the European Green […]

Why we need to rethink geo-economics to beat climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum On Mousuni Island – a part of the Indian Sunderbans with a rich ecosystem and UNESCO World Heritage site status – the climate crisis has already threatened […]

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people’s health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. President Ursula von der Leyen said: […]

MEPs push for high ambitions at the COP25 in Madrid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A delegation from the European Parliament arrives in Madrid today to participate in the COP25, where they will meet with key stakeholders in the negotiations. An official delegation from the European Parliament will take part in the UN conference on climate change, the COP25, […]

9 climate tipping points pushing Earth to the point of no return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world could be heading toward tipping points in the climate system. In an interconnected climate system, passing one tipping point may trigger a cascade of irreversible changes. As the world continues […]

Climate adaptation could make the world more peaceful

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Pearson, Graduate of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, CUSP As communities around the globe, especially those in poorer regions, are suffering increasingly from the negative impacts of climate change, the importance of climate adaptation is becoming […]

Africa’s shrinking lake shows the impact of climate change on women and indigenous people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content, In 50 years Lake Chad has shrunk to 10th its size; climate change a factor Lake vital for indigenous communities in one of the world’s poorest countries Locals use ancestral knowledge to overcome problems […]

Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year for 2019 is ‘climate emergency’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Climate crisis”, “climate denial” and “eco-anxiety” were also contenders Use of “climate emergency” was 100 times more common in September 2019 compared with the previous year Comes in a year that saw […]

Saving the whales is more important than planting trees to stop climate change. This is why

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 Whales store huge amounts of CO2 They support the growth of phytoplankton, which stores 40% of all carbon produced A 1% increase in phytoplankton productivity is equivalent to 2 billion mature trees […]

Going climate-neutral: expert-group recommendations to help energy-intensive industries contribute to the EU’s 2050 target

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes recommendations by a group of experts on how to transform the EU’s energy-intensive industries so they help reach EU-wide objectives for a circular and climate-neutral economy by 2050. These objectives were put forward in the Commission’s A Clean Planet for […]

The world needs a grand coalition to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency More than 40 years after the International Energy Agency (IEA) published the first edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO), the report’s overarching aim remains the same – to deepen our […]

ACP-EU : Agreement on climate change, migration and post-Cotonou

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs agreed on climate change, migration, sustainable growth and the post-Cotonou agreement. Carlos Zorrinho (S&D, PT) Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly said: “We are all convinced that the only way to manage migration within a legal […]

Brexit update: can the UK General Election of 12 December 2019 lead to a Brexit extension to 2030?

Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are debating ahead of the general elections in the UK which will be held on December 12th, 2019. The polls show a clear advantage of the conservative party with Tories’ leader to offer a way out of the EU. UK business trembles about how things will evolve and is […]

The world needs a grand coalition to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency This article first appeared on LinkedIn. More than 40 years after the International Energy Agency published the first edition of the World Energy Outlook, the report’s overarching aim remains the same – […]

Climate change brings a host of other risks for businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group It may be somewhat surprising at first glance that environmental factors do not feature among the top 10 risks named in the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Regional Risks for Doing […]

How Costa Rica’s environment minister talks to his daughter about climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samantha Sault, Writer, Washington DC and Geneva Do we need new, advanced technology to reduce carbon emissions? Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, says we already have the best “machine” for the job. Speaking at […]

How private equity can fund the fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Wong, Research Analyst, Private Investments – Impact, Glenmede Trust Company Technological advances in wind and solar now make renewable energy cost-competitive with traditional forms of energy generation. However, despite decreasing costs, renewables have not reached grid parity in […]

Climate change is threatening Switzerland’s stunning scenery

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 massive glacier near Mont Blanc is on the verge of collapse, leaving local people in danger from vast chunks of falling ice. The Planpincieux glacier sits in Europe’s western Alps, straddling the […]

‘Eden bonds’: how rewilding could save the climate and your pension

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henry Boucher, Partner and Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Sarasin & Partners Just under a quarter of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions come from our use of the land for things such as farming and forestry. Policymakers have a historic […]