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 […]

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 […]