These are the places with the most climate change deniers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content While there’s widespread scientific consensus that the world is getting warmer, it seems some individuals still need convincing. In the US, 6% of people say climate change isn’t real, and 9% don’t attribute […]

How climate change sparks innovation for fragile communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Efrem Garlando, Investment and Innovation Policy Officer, European Commission & Yo Nishimura, Global Shaper Rome Hub & Adriana Bianco, Knowledge Management Consultant, World Food Programme A daily income of less than $2 per person is the internationally recognized threshold […]

Here’s why infrastructure will make or break our response to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joel Moser, Founder and CEO, Aquamarine Investment Partners The public discourse about climate change and infrastructure often treats these two issues as separate. It’s time to start thinking about them as the same thing. Many of the solutions to […]

Here’s how we can use agriculture to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ben Riensche, Owner and Manager, Blue Diamond Farming Company, Iowa, USA & Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj (Farmers Forum India) 2019 will go down in history as the most difficult planting season for North American farmers, with […]

Africa must become more resilient to climate risk. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beat Strebel, Market executive, Middle East and Africa, Swiss Re As a reinsurer, I take climate change seriously. I have no choice. Over 2017 and 2018, the global re/insurance industry paid out a staggering $219 billion in claims from […]

Germany is trying to rescue its fabled forests from 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 Germany’s forests are in a bad way. Two summers of extreme heat and a plague of pests and timber diseases have reduced their area by the equivalent of 200,000 football fields. Now the […]

This Dutch company has devised an innovative way to deal with food waste

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 Deciding what to do with the mountains of food wasted around the world has become a major challenge. But one Dutch firm has come up with an interesting solution to the problem. In […]

Anxious gorillas, thirsty koalas and lame cows – how climate change is making animals miserable

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 From wildfires in California to devastating floods in South Asia, we all know the effects of climate change on human habitats: precious belongings swept away; lungs scorched from smoke inhalation; lives to piece […]

Ditching plastic straws isn’t enough. Here’s how to achieve zero waste.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Akira Sakano, Chair of the Board of Directors, Zero Waste Academy It has become trendy to refuse single-use plastic straws. Paper straws now line the shelves of supermarkets, some cafes now use paper straws, and some convenience stores […]

Energy Union: Commission calls on Member States to step up ambition in plans to implement Paris agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today published its assessment of Member States’ draft plans to implement the EU’s Energy Union objectives, and in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets. The Commission’s assessment finds that the national plans already represent significant efforts but points […]

Fossil fuel support is rising again in a threat to climate change efforts

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Fossil-fuel subsidies are environmentally harmful, costly, and distortive. After a 3 years downward trend between 2013 and 2016, government support for fossil fuel production and use has risen again, in a threat to efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and the transition to cleaner […]

5 ways to #BeatAirPollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s #WorldEnvironmentDay and the theme for this year is #BeatAirPollution – urging people to “be part of the solution, not part of the pollution”. But while many of us agree air quality needs […]

Climate change is destroying a barrier that protects the US from hurricanes

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 US East Coast could soon be pounded by more intense and destructive hurricanes than ever before. The cause: greenhouse gases, which researchers say are disrupting patterns of air circulation known as wind […]

MEPs approve new CO2 emissions limits for trucks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The first ever EU regulation on CO2 emissions for trucks and lorries was approved by Parliament on Thursday, in an effort to curb rising road transport emissions. The new legislation, informally agreed between MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council in February, was […]

How the Middle East is suffering on the front lines 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 People are experiencing the consequences of climate change across the Middle East, from floods in Jeddah to rising sea levels in the Mediterranean which are putting many coastal cities at risk. Participants at […]

We have the tools to beat climate change. Now we need to legislate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dietmar Siersdorfer, Chief Executive Officer, United Arab Emirates and Middle East, Siemens While climate change is right on our doorstep and threatening to wreak havoc, the radical global action that could make a difference is still absent. Population growth […]

Can fighting climate change bring the Arab world closer together?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neeshad Shafi, Executive Director, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar Pathways toward improved regional cooperation in the Middle East are rarely smooth, and the road towards environmental and climate action is no exception. Rarely benefiting from high-level political attention or […]

Climate change is a security threat. We must act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh For three years in a row, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report has identified climate change as the gravest threat for global business and industry. The report notes that “failure in climate […]

An analysis of the impacts of climate change on human health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anna Paula Janeiro, a 5th year medical student from 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 to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

What the car industry has done to help fight climate change – and what it needs to do next

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Hillyer, US Media Relations Intern, World Economic Forum Last week, an estimated 1.5 million students from more than 100 countries walked out of schools and into the streets to protest the lack of climate action being taken by […]

Why saving our forests should be a global priority

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum As someone who cares passionately about the future of our planet, I have been cheering on the growing global movement of students in their school strikes for climate. They […]

Our poisonous air is harming our children’s brains

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 The World Health Organisation (WHO) says almost 700,000 children under five die each year as a result of air pollution. Millions more are being condemned to a life of ill health because of […]

If people aren’t responding to climate warnings, we need to change the message

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kok Kwang Phoon, Director, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore & Olivia Jensen, Lead Scientist, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore Top decision-makers […]

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 […]

Parliament proposes policy toolbox to curb air pollution

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A resolution adopted on Wednesday sets out proposals to tackle air pollution from transport, agriculture and energy sectors. In a non-binding resolution adopted with 446 votes to 146 and 79 abstentions, MEPs underline that air pollution has a local, regional, national and cross-border dimension […]

New York City has a plan to fight fast fashion waste. Here’s how it works

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 Each year, 200 million pounds (90.7 million kg) of clothing ends up in New York City’s landfill sites – the equivalent of filling the Statue of Liberty with garments 440 times. To combat […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]