As COP27 approaches, where does a fractured world stand on climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum In the run-up to the next climate summit, COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, World Economic Forum President Børge Brende convened a panel of experts at the Sustainable Development Impact Meeting 2022 […]

How industry networks are sharing emissions data to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Steinhauser, Chief Strategy Officer, SAP Sustainability transformations hinge on data transparency. The availability and management of accurate, verifiable data are essential to achieving corporate ESG metrics and shared global goals. Companies must not only use tools to […]

Climate change: new rules for companies to help limit global deforestation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To fight global climate change and biodiversity loss, Parliament demands companies ensure that products sold in the EU do not come from deforested or degraded land. Plenary today adopted its position on the Commission proposal for a regulation on deforestation-free products with 453 votes […]

How information tech can address challenges in climate change and education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Heather Johnson, Vice-President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson When I wrote my MBA thesis on the promise of mobile communications technology back in the early 1990s, I could never have imagined how much that decision would impact my […]

What does colonialism have to do with climate change?

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, Minji Sung, Data Visuals and Content Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum When flooding amplified by climate change began to submerge nearly a third of Pakistan recently, a remnant […]

How to fight the next threat to our world: air pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization, Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, BreatheLife Champion and Founder, Ella Roberta Family Foundation A global threat has taken hold. It’s almost impossible to escape. It lurks in […]

Vegetables are changing shape because of the climate crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content This year’s record-breaking heatwaves and droughts have had many consequences. Making fruit and vegetables smaller and wonkier is one that many would not have expected, but farmers say that is what is […]

How climate education can be used to address social and economic challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luis Antonio Ramirez Garcia, Founder and General Director, Sin Planeta B An important outcome of COP26 was the Glasgow work programme on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE). This promotes the integration of climate change learning in schools and […]

Overheating megacities are a climate problem and solution – a Latin America case study 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, SecDev Group and Co-founder, Igarapé Institute, Mac Margolis, Washington Post Columnist and Associate, Igarapé Institute It can seem like climate change affects all communities equally. From flash floods and wildfires to record-breaking heat waves, its […]

The best way to keep cool in heatwaves? Plant 170,000 trees, according to Paris

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 Paris plans to plant 170,000 new trees by 2026 to help the city keep cool and fight climate change. Other cities working on urban greening initiatives include Seoul, Singapore, London and Curitiba […]

Which European capitals have the most green space? 5 climate change stories to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Crowfoot, Senior Digital Marketing Apprentice, Formative Content This weekly roundup brings you some key climate change stories from the past seven days. Top stories this week: Green spaces in cities; Climate-aggravated diseases; Climate denialism; Drought-watch; Climate action […]

More children are having to migrate because of climate change: Here are 9 principles the UN proposes for protecting them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Millions of children have already been forced to migrate because of climate change. Half the world’s young people now live in regions at high risk from the impacts of global warming, the United […]

It’s time for healthcare to accelerate its climate journey

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kavitha Hariharan, Director, Healthy Societies, Marsh McLennan Advantage, Adrienne Cernigoi.Research Manager, Marsh McLennan Advantage, Claudio Saffioti, Research Manager, Marsh McLennan Advantage, Cheryl Cosslett, Research Analyst, Marsh McLennan Advantage Climate change impacts on healthcare have created a crisis through […]

EU Cohesion Policy: €76 million for a just climate transition in Austria

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted the Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTP) for Austria together with the first funding under the Just Transition Fund (JTF) worth €76 million. Austria will receive in total €136 million (in current prices) under the JTF to help make sure that the transition to climate neutrality does not leave anyone behind in the Austrian local […]

Climate change is threatening Japan’s sushi culture. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Nugent, Senior Writer, Formative Content Japan’s sushi culture is under threat from climate change. Rising water temperatures are affecting the quality of fish, while extreme weather events are harming wasabi crops. In the US alone, the market […]

How hot is Earth today compared to when you were born? 5 climate change stories to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Crowfoot, Senior Digital Marketing Apprentice, Formative Content This weekly roundup brings you some key climate change stories from the past seven days. Top stories this week: Earth’s warming, visualized; Aviation turns to hydrogen for sustainability; Heatwaves across […]

‘Reduce, remove and repair’ – the 3 Rs needed to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David King, Founder and Chair, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, University of Cambridge Arctic changes are at or beyond a tipping point due to global warming. The Arctic links into global weather systems in many ways. A […]

How trade can become a gateway to climate resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Molly Harriss Olson, CEO, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand Climate change is expected to severely hamper many sectors of global trade in the near future. But, if exporting countries adopt sustainable and climate-resilient practices, global trade can be […]

‘Reduce, remove and repair’ – the 3 Rs needed to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David King, Founder and Chair, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, University of Cambridge Arctic changes are at or beyond a tipping point due to global warming. The Arctic links into global weather systems in many ways. A […]

Black communities in the US will be hardest hit by floods caused by climate change, say scientists

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 The risk of flooding in Black US neighbourhoods is predicted to rise at least 20% by 2050, experts are predicting. Scientists based their research on new flood risk maps that detail the […]

Is climate inaction a human rights violation?

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, Minji Sung, Data Visuals and Content Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum A group of young people recently filed a complaint with a human-rights court, targeting financial protections for […]

Explained: how engineered crops can fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum Global food systems feed a growing world population, but are a major contributor to climate change. Scientists are developing a suite of genetically engineered crops that […]

What the G7 Summit could mean for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nathan Cooper, Lead, Partnerships and Engagement Strategy, Climate Action Platform, World Economic Forum, Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets G7 leaders are meeting in Germany to discuss the […]

How climate change is causing an insurance crisis in Australia

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 Climate change is leading to worsening wildfires and floods in Australia. A new report says insurance will become increasingly unaffordable or unavailable in large parts of the country due to extreme weather. […]

Here’s how steel and cement could help turn climate change on its head

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana Ghoneim, Chief of the Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Gökçe Mete, Head of Secretariat, Founding Member, Leadership Group for the Industry Transition (LeadIT) and Women in Green Hydrogen Network & Anthony […]

Biosolutions: A clear path to fighting climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Kasim Kutay, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Holdings & Ester Baiget, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novozymes Biotechnology provides powerful solutions to many of today’s climate, health and sustainability challenges, […]

Why we need to globalize locally-led climate resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion, COP26 Climate Champions, Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, COP27 Climate Champions Communities across the world are coming up with locally-led solutions to help communities adapt to the impacts of climate […]

It’s not just climate change driving natural disaster losses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roger Grenier, Senior Vice President, Global Resilience Practice, Verisk Climate change is contributing to rising losses from natural disasters, including increased damage to physical assets and disruption to business operations. But an underreported driver of losses is the […]

Destination Earth – new digital twin of the Earth will help tackle climate change and protect nature

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has launched together with partnering organisations the Destination Earth initiative to help tackling climate change. Supported with an initial €150 million from the Digital Europe Programme until mid-2024, the goal is to develop a highly accurate digital model of the Earth. […]

Net zero: the risks and benefits for companies pledging to save the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martin Reeves, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group and Chairman, BCG Henderson Institute, Boston Consulting Group, David Young, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Julia Dhar, Partner and Managing Director and Fellow to BCG Henderson Institute, […]

This year, Indonesian businesses are ready to deliver on COP26’s climate commitments

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gianfranco Casati, Group Chief Executive, Accenture’s Growth Markets, Anindya Novyan Bakrie, CEO of Bakrie & Brothers; Chairman of the Supervisory Boardat Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and B20 2022 International Advocacy Caucus Member As part of […]

This is what the 4-day workweek means for equal rights, productivity and climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, Shanghai I Hub, Flexible and hybrid working styles are the new normal following the COVID-19 pandemic. Working four days a week boosts productivity and is beneficial to individuals, the environment, and the economy. A […]

How private capital can be leveraged to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Handler, Researcher and Program Lead, Sustainable Finance Lab, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines & Morgan Bazilian, Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines The $100 billion […]