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 […]

Rethinking trade’s relationship to 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: Mari Elka Pangestu, Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank Group Cross-border trade and better integrated economies will play a key role in the global fight against climate change. Developing economies need access to supply networks for […]

Future of Europe: Europeans see climate change as top challenge for the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament and Commission are today releasing a joint Special Eurobarometer on the Future of Europe.   – Nine out of 10 young Europeans agree that tackling climate change can help improve their own health and well-being (91% of 15–24-year-old) while 87% of […]

3 areas of progress on climate change can help combat anxiety

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karn Manhas, Founder, Terramera Many people are experiencing a sense of doom about the climate crisis. Being optimistic is hard when we’re faced with some pretty stark outcomes. Solutions bound by nature offer a positive focus in the […]

Climate change: Inadequate governmental response is causing climate anxiety in young people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA More than half of young people worry about the future of the planet, according to a new survey. 75% described the future as “frightening”. Despite the lack of action from global governments, […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: Panel on Climate change, environment / Health delivers recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Citizens’ Panel on Climate change, environment and Health met for the third and final time on 7-9 January 2022. The College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw, Poland) hosted the work of the Panel, while its plenary meetings on Friday and Sunday were […]

The earth is dimming. What ‘earthshine’ means for our climate system

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 Our planet absorbs light and radiation from the sun and reflects some radiation back into space. But Earth’s reflectivity is reducing over time, according to new research. Rising sea temperatures have reduced […]

Commission presents guide for a fair transition towards climate neutrality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission issues policy guidance for a fair and inclusive transition towards climate neutrality to complement the package on delivering the Green Deal presented in July. The proposed Council Recommendation sets out specific guidance to help Member States devise and implement policy packages […]

This Dutch scheme is using free trees to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Replanting saplings and shrubs could provide a free and sustainable source of trees. A Dutch organisation has already replanted 250,000 trees and aims to spread its circular forest-management initiative throughout Europe. The EU aims to plant 3 billion more trees by 2030. Planting more […]

How chemistry is part of the solution to climate change – and not just part of the problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niklas Gustafsson, Secretary to the board of the Volvo Environment Prize foundation, Volvo Group Chemical-based products often have a harmful impact on the environment, including their CO2 emissions toll. Green chemistry minimizes the use of hazardous substances when […]

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 […]