Climate Change: The Real Pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aysha Noor, a 3rd year MBBS student from Shifa College of Medicine in Islamabad, Pakistan. She is affiliated with 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 […]

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Ruth Mottram, Climate Scientist, Danish Meteorological Institute & Dr Martin Stendel, Climate Scientist, DMI & Prof Jason Box, Ice Climatologist , Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) & Dr Kenneth D Mankoff, Senior Scientist, GEUS & […]

Why female leadership is crucial to tackle climate change and other crises

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum & Gwendoline de Ganay, Community Manager for the Americas, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic has set representation of women leaders back […]

COP26: EU helps deliver outcome to keep the Paris Agreement targets alive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the end of the COP26 UN Climate Conference today, the European Commission supported the consensus reached by over 190 countries after two weeks of intense negotiations. COP26 resulted in the completion of the Paris Agreement rulebook and kept the Paris targets alive, giving […]

Explainer: How catastrophe bonds help manage the risk of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Henry, Senior Writer, Formative Content Extreme weather events around the world are on the rise as a consequence of climate change. The market in catastrophe bonds could grow to $50 billion by the end of 2025. Insurers […]

Why energy efficiency is the unsung hero of 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: Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric Decarbonization requires renewable energy, electrification and energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is harder to visualize, measure, aggregate, incentivize or legislate – but the impact would be immense. We already have […]

A third of humanity could be on the move if climate change isn’t curbed, scientists say

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 Extreme heat could force a third of humanity to move to cooler regions. A new report says most of us live in a temperature “niche,” but it’s starting to shrink. As climate […]

Climate change: raise global ambitions to achieve strong outcome at COP26

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment Committee calls on all countries to implement a green recovery and increase their 2030 climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Ahead of the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021, on Tuesday the […]

Disappearing water in a warming climate: a story in four visuals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum & Andrew Berkley, Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum Water scarcity is poised to exact an increasingly heavy toll. The issue will likely be a focus of […]

COVID-19 and climate change redraw the map of the world’s safest cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Copenhagen topples Tokyo from top spot of EIU’s annual World’s Safest City Index. Survey includes environmental safety for the first time to test city sustainability pledges. Wealth and open government linked to increased […]

Microsoft’s new campus will run on geothermal energy – but what exactly is it and can it really help combat climate change?

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 Microsoft is using the Earth’s geothermal energy to power its new sustainable campus in the US. This will reduce Microsoft’s energy use by more than 50%, the company says. Geothermal energy is […]

Forest wildfires could actually help combat 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: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Warming temperatures are drying forests and increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires. But there are good and bad wildfires, explains Jad Daley, President and CEO of American Forests. Some wildfires help […]

Cape Town shows how other cities could limit climate change with new mobility solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikhail Manuel, City of Cape Town Councillor and former transport researcher, Cape Town The pandemic brought a reprieve to carbon emissions, but life will return to normal and with that will come congestion, especially in Global South cities. […]

Tackling methane levels is the quickest way to slow climate change, say scientists

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 Methane poses more than 80 times the global warming threat of CO2 over a 20-year period. But methane emissions remain in the atmosphere for a relatively short time before degrading. Cutting methane levels […]

What to expect in the new IPCC report on climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nathan Cooper The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) will publish a new report on Monday Aug. 9. The report is expected to show temperatures rising more quickly than expected and show the long-term effects of increased CO2 […]

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 […]