3 ways technology is helping the world adapt to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s now inevitable that we will have to learn to live with the effects of climate change. Despite the agreements made at the recent COP 27 summit, we are too far down the […]

5 reasons why forest carbon credits are an important part of climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Nature Conservancy, Giulia Carbone, Director of the NCS Alliance, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Jack Hurd, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum, Mark Moroge, Vice President, Natural Climate Solutions at Environmental […]

Trade and Climate: EU and partner countries launch the ‘Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate’

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission, EU Member States, and 26 partners countries will launch “The Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate”, the first Ministerial-level global forum dedicated to trade and climate and sustainable development issues. The Coalition will foster global action to promote trade policies […]

3 critical steps leaders must take to halt biodiversity loss and tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mads Nipper, Chief Executive Officer, Ørsted 2022 was a big year for the ocean and biodiversity, two subjects that are catching up with climate change on the political agenda. There was a day dedicated to the ocean and biodiversity […]

How sustainable metrics can speed and scale climate progress

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bill Thomas, Global Chairman and CEO, KPMG Many people are focused on how much work is needed to expedite progress on climate action. To simplify the approach, two things are needed most of all: speed and scale. Speed because […]

5 levers for decarbonizing the global economy and tackling climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Schaible, Global Managing Partner, Roland Berger The ongoing economic crisis poses a potential gridlock for global decarbonization efforts. Why should business leaders give head space to sustainability targets when they are struggling to keep their businesses above water? […]

Climate change: How to shift from disaster recovery to prevention, resilience and risk reduction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julian Enoizi, Global Head of Public Sector Risk Solutions, Guy Carpenter and Marsh McLennan The past year alone has reinforced the gravity of the climate emergency. The year 2022 witnessed the category 4 storm Hurricane Ian devastate southwest Florida […]

7 unexpected side-effects of climate change

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 Sex-changing lizards, shrinking goats and the worsening quality of wine were not top of the agenda at COP27, but as the consequences of climate change become more severe, we’re likely to see some […]

A landmark global biodiversity deal, and the other climate change stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate change stories to read this week California regulators have approved a plan to reduce the state’s carbon-dioxide emissions by 85% by 2045. It could involve electrifying much […]

How a climate-smart forest economy could help mitigate climate change and its worst impacts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Zimmer, Director Sustainable Land Use, Climate-KIC The global population is rising, and cities, particularly, are taking the strain. Each week 1.5 million people move to urban areas. All these people need places to live and work and […]

COP15: historic global deal for nature and people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Early this morning at the UN Biodiversity conference COP15 in Montréal, Canada, the EU joined 195 countries in the historic Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. This framework contains global goals and targets aiming to protect and restore nature for current and future generations, ensure its […]

Climate change: Deal on a more ambitious Emissions Trading System (ETS)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Saturday night, MEPs and EU governments agreed to reform the Emissions Trading System to further reduce industrial emissions and invest more in climate friendly technologies. The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), which enshrines the “polluter pays” principle, is at the core of European […]

How much has been spent already to retreat from rising seas?

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 Taholah sits beside some of the most stunningly beautiful nature in the world, less than a three-hour drive from the corporate offices and crowded cafes of central Seattle. And most […]

Global Shapers: How youth and least developed countries helped shape climate outcomes at COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum, Sophia Simmons, Project Specialist, Climate and Environment, Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum The Global Shapers Community, a network of more than 15,000 change-makers under the age of 30, […]

How COP27 put nature at the heart of the climate movement

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests As COP27 concluded last month in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, one thing was clear: nature-based solutions have fully arrived, free from the suspicions and uncertainties that have hindered past progress. Even […]

Climate change has cost the EU €145 billion in a decade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content If you live in Europe, and think it’s hotter now than when you were younger, you’re right. Temperatures in the region have increased at more than twice the global average over the […]

Drawing the positives from COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katrin Eggenberger, Advisory Board Member, Pahl Peace Prize Foundation, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein As the world economy powers ahead into a fourth industrial revolution, a growing chorus of international […]

Air quality in Europe is improving, and the other climate change stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate change stories to read this week Air quality in Europe is improving, but it still poses high risks according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Exposure […]

10 key takeaways from COP27 on nature’s critical role

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lucy Almond, Chair, Nature4Climate Coalition and Head of Communications, Nature Pillar, World Economic Forum The implications of COP27 will likely be felt for decades to come, for better or worse. While a broad range of analysis has already […]

What did COP27 accomplish and what actions can we expect as a result?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate; Deputy Head, Centre for Nature & Climate Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Nathan Cooper, Lead, Partnerships and Engagement Strategy, Climate Action Platform, World Economic Forum COP27 was dubbed the Africa COP […]

What are warm banks, and why are so many opening in the UK?

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 “I hate the cold. I can handle being hungry but not being cold. I just hate the thought of people sitting freezing.” Those are the words of Kenneth Gibson, who recently told […]

What happened at COP27 and other climate change news

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 1. COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions Countries closed this year’s UN climate summit on 20 November with a hard-fought deal to create a fund to help […]

3 ways business can take action 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: Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC, Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate; Deputy Head, Centre for Nature & Climate Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum As the impacts of climate change hit harder, a new realism is dawning about […]

5 ways to tackle greenwashing, according to UN experts

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 This blog has been written using 100% renewable materials, has generated zero emissions and protected the rainforests! Of course that’s not true but neither are many similar claims and the United Nations […]

COP27: Team Europe steps up support for climate change adaptation and resilience in Africa under Global Gateway

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, the EU and the African Union announced a new Team Europe Initiative on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa as part of the EU-Africa Global Gateway Investment Package. This Team Europe Initiative will bring together existing and […]

3 things that need to happen during COP27, according to a leading climate scientist

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content The COP27 summit in Egypt is taking place at the end of another year characterized by rising temperatures and extreme weather events. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Governments, scientists, business […]

We must invent our way out of climate change — to do that, partnerships are essential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Solomon Assefa, Vice President, IBM Research Global summits like COP27 are crucial to getting the world on the same page, driving progress toward climate change mitigation and adaptation. This year, there will be many discussions about funding energy […]

Fit for 55: Deal on carbon sinks goal will increase EU 2030 climate target

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and EU countries agreed to increase the EU carbon sinks target for the land use and forestry sector, which increases the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target to 57%. On Thursday night, Parliament and Council negotiators reached a provisional agreement on the third […]

MEPs to push for ambitious outcome at COP27 in Egypt

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A European Parliament delegation arrives in Egypt today to participate in the COP27, where they will meet with key parties to the negotiations. An official delegation from the European Parliament are in Egypt this week to participate in the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, […]

4 climate topics we should be talking about

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy White, Writer and Editor, Freelance, World Economic Forum This year’s UN Climate Conference COP27 takes place in Sharm el-Sheikh, 6-18 November, against a backdrop of turbulent global events: the war in Ukraine has sparked an energy crisis […]

Tackling the climate crisis with innovative green technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact of investing in innovative green technologies. The World Economic Forum is partnering with the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and 65 global businesses to invest in innovative green technologies. These financing commitments will ensure […]

COP27: European Union concludes a strategic partnership with Kazakhstan on raw materials, batteries and renewable hydrogen

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, attending the COP27 in Egypt, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Alikhan Smailov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a partnership between the EU and Kazakhstan. The agreement aims to ensure the development of a secure and sustainable […]

Small-scale farmers feed the planet. They should not be overlooked in our fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alvaro Lario, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Small-scale farmers feed two out of every three people on the planet, but they are struggling with climate change, inflation and other external shocks. COP27 is an opportunity to […]