Climate change: Parliament’s blueprint for long-term CO2 cuts

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs outlined their ideas on the EU’s long-term emissions reduction strategy, in a resolution adopted on Thursday. In a non-binding resolution, adopted with 369 votes to 116 and 40 abstentions, MEPs say that only two of the eight scenarios (“pathways”) proposed by the European […]

Methane levels are increasing – and scientists aren’t sure why

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 Methane levels stopped rising about 20 years ago. It was a major milestone in the fight against climate change and global warming as methane is the second most potent greenhouse gas. But now […]

Climate change: cutting the good by the root?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luiza Merigo Santa Rosa, a second year medical student and Local Coordinator within IFMSA Brazil Unicesumar. She is affiliated to 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 necessarily […]

Climate changes and the imminent public health crises

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sarah Laís Silva de Freitas, a second year medical student at Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil. She is affiliated to 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 […]

Planet’s Health is Our Health and the Reverse is True

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mayumi Cavalcante Hashiguchi, a third year medical student of University Center São Lucas – UniSL from a small city of Brazil named Porto Velho which is the capital of Rondônia, a state in the north of the country, located in Western Amazonia. She is affiliated to the […]

Your chocolate can help save the planet. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Scobey, President, World Cocoa Foundation Despite intensive efforts over the past decade to slow tropical deforestation, the equivalent of 40 football fields worth of trees was lost every minute in 2017. Commercial agricultural production of palm oil, soy, […]

External action: more funds for human rights, development and climate change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU external action funding should support development, climate and environmental goals, and promote democracy, rule of law and human rights, say MEPs. On Monday, the Foreign Affairs and Development committees adopted their joint position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). […]

External action: more funds for human rights, development and climate change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU external action funding should support development, climate and environmental goals, and promote democracy, rule of law and human rights, say MEPs. On Monday, the Foreign Affairs and Development committees adopted their joint position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). […]

Towards a climate-neutral Europe: EU invests over €10bn in innovative clean technologies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission today announces an investment programme worth over €10 billion for low-carbon technologies in several sectors to boost their global competitiveness. EU innovative climate action, as announced today, has a range of benefits for the health and prosperity of Europeans with an immediate, […]

Climate change as determinant of health: the 21st Century challenge

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Gianluca Ceccarelli, medical student at University of Pisa, Italy. He is affiliated to 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

7 ways to break the fast fashion habit – and save the planet

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 In 2018, it became fashionable to calculate the ‘cost per wear’ (CPW) of a clothing item – the lower the cost, the more value the wearer was getting for their shiny new leather […]

Climate Change and Human Health: Two Faces of The Same Coin

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ahmed Al-Zubaidi, a 5th year Medical student at HUCOM, Al-Mukalla, Yemen. He is affiliated to 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

We can decide to live within the limits of our planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Howard, Co-Chair, We Mean Business Coalition & Usha Rao-Monari, Senior Adviser, Blackstone Group Are we living within nature’s limits? Or are we putting ourselves at profound risk of climate change, resource scarcity and a depleted world? Does the […]

Climate change is a disruptor. Here’s how to harness it for innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nigel Topping, Chief Executive Officer, We Mean Business Coalition Disruption can mean many different things to different people. To established business leaders, it can mean a threat to market share or an opportunity to adapt and retain a leading […]

Youth for Climate Change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Omnia El Omrani, a 6th year medical student living in Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt. She is affiliated to 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 […]

These 11 EU states already meet their 2020 renewable energy targets

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 Almost half of the European Union’s (EU) 28 member states have already hit, or are close to hitting, their 2020 renewable energy targets. But despite this, there has been a gradual slow-down in […]

We need a fresh approach to climate change migration. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carol Farbotko, Human Geographer, CSIRO Human mobility associated with climate change is a growing global reality. There are regular warnings about climate change impacts creating significant numbers of displaced people, and presenting an international security risk. We hear significantly […]

Cutting CO2 emissions from trucks: MEPs reach deal with Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This agreed new legislation is the first ever regulation on CO2 emissions for lorries in the EU. The deal reached between MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council on Monday night provides for a legally binding 30% CO2 reduction target for new lorries […]

At this Italian bookshop, children swap their recycling for something to read

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Would you swap your recycling for a book? Sounds too good to be true? Well, that’s what one bookseller in Italy is offering children, with a plan he hopes will become a blueprint for raising environmental […]

4 key steps towards a circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum Moving towards a more circular economy is a logical proposition. Use less natural resources, reduce pollution, tackle climate change, enhance consumer satisfaction, while also improving the bottom line. The […]

It’s down to cities to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2030

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Lenhart, Global lead, WWF Cities The science on climate change, and the scale of action needed to address it, are crystal-clear. People are rising in cities around the globe in direct consequence. We urge local leaders to respond […]

Why poorer people suffer more from climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lincy Gonçalves Trevizan de Castro, a 22 years old medical student at the third year of studies. She is affiliated to 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 necessarily reflect […]

Climate Change : An Already Health Emergency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Baghfar, a second year medical student at Hadhramout University College of Medicine (HUCOM), Yemen.   He is affiliated to 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Scientists in Sweden are studying the climate-cooling effects of spruce forests

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 Scientists are exploring whether coniferous trees might help to counter the effects of global warming. Deep in Sweden’s spruce forests researchers from Lund University are studying the cooling qualities of organic compounds called terpenes, […]

Polluted lungs: health in the center of environment discussion

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amany Gonçalves Robaina, a 21 years old and medicine student at Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), in Blumenau, Santa Catarina – Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Thousands of Belgian schoolchildren have gone on strike to protest climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer , Formative Content There’s nothing new about children skipping school. But when they do it in their thousands, and all for the same cause, then it’s time to pay attention. On 31 January, tens of […]

The health of the human being in coexistence with a transformative biosphere

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Priscila Pegoretti, a third-semester medical student at the Universidade Regional de Blumenau(FURB) in Brazil. She is affiliated to 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Health should be central to the conversation around climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Aparajeya Shanker, a medical student studying in Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria. He is affiliated to 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

The world’s e-waste is a huge problem. It’s also a golden opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) & Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Humankind’s insatiable demand for electronic devices is creating the world’s fastest-growing waste stream. Some forms are growing exponentially. The United Nations calls it a […]

The Impact of climates changes in health: a problem for all of us

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hiolanda Piler, currently a graduate of the sixth period of Medicine of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF-GV). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Health: The neglected aspect of climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Chun- Yi Tseng, a first-year medical student at Chang Gung University in Taiwan. He is affiliated to 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Why income inequality is bad for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, President, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation In recent decades, income inequality has increased in almost all OECD countries. The average income of the richest 10% of the population today is about nine times as high as the […]

Davos on Climate Change: citizens demanding more actions while CEOs tried to balance profit with sustainability

Climate change was one of the hot topics during the annual World Economic Forum which took place in the Swiss Alps last week. Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and natural historian, outlined the serious impact that humanity is causing to the environment and underslined the urgency of immediate action in order to reverse the ongoing […]