5 reasons why forest carbon credits are an important part of climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Nature Conservancy, Giulia Carbone, Director of the NCS Alliance, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Jack Hurd, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum, Mark Moroge, Vice President, Natural Climate Solutions at Environmental […]

Trade and Climate: EU and partner countries launch the ‘Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate’

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission, EU Member States, and 26 partners countries will launch “The Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate”, the first Ministerial-level global forum dedicated to trade and climate and sustainable development issues. The Coalition will foster global action to promote trade policies […]

3 critical steps leaders must take to halt biodiversity loss and tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mads Nipper, Chief Executive Officer, Ørsted 2022 was a big year for the ocean and biodiversity, two subjects that are catching up with climate change on the political agenda. There was a day dedicated to the ocean and biodiversity […]

COP15: historic global deal for nature and people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Early this morning at the UN Biodiversity conference COP15 in Montréal, Canada, the EU joined 195 countries in the historic Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. This framework contains global goals and targets aiming to protect and restore nature for current and future generations, ensure its […]

How Bhutan could provide the blueprint for climate-smart forest economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robyn van den Heuvel, Program Lead, Climate Smart Forest Economy Program Sandwiched between Tibet and India in Southern Asia, the Kingdom of Bhutan is a rapidly developing country with a fast-growing population that is creating an increasing demand for […]

Nature tech – what is it and why is it important for climate and nature?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lucy Almond, Chair, Nature4Climate Coalition and Head of Communications, Nature Pillar, World Economic Forum, Tony Lent, Co-founder, Capital for Climate Nature is a vital resource, necessary for our health, livelihoods, and well-being – it is the physical world in […]

How COP27 put nature at the heart of the climate movement

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests As COP27 concluded last month in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, one thing was clear: nature-based solutions have fully arrived, free from the suspicions and uncertainties that have hindered past progress. Even […]

3 ways business can take action 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: Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC, Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate; Deputy Head, Centre for Nature & Climate Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum As the impacts of climate change hit harder, a new realism is dawning about […]

COP27: Team Europe steps up support for climate change adaptation and resilience in Africa under Global Gateway

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, the EU and the African Union announced a new Team Europe Initiative on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa as part of the EU-Africa Global Gateway Investment Package. This Team Europe Initiative will bring together existing and […]

3 things that need to happen during COP27, according to a leading climate scientist

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content The COP27 summit in Egypt is taking place at the end of another year characterized by rising temperatures and extreme weather events. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Governments, scientists, business […]

Tackling the climate crisis with innovative green technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact of investing in innovative green technologies. The World Economic Forum is partnering with the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and 65 global businesses to invest in innovative green technologies. These financing commitments will ensure […]

Four innovations preparing cities for 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 In the fight against climate change, cities matter. Today, over half of humanity lives in cities and by 2050 seven in ten of us will be urban dwellers. So what can be […]

Commission secures ambitious EU negotiating mandate for the COP27 on Climate and COP15 on Biodiversity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At yesterday’s Environment Council in Luxembourg, the Commission secured an ambitious negotiating mandate for the upcoming COP27 Climate Conference in November and the COP15 Biodiversity Conference in December. The EU will push for increased action at global level to tackle the interconnected climate and […]

Climate change is fuelling a global hunger crisis — innovation could be the answer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bernhard Kowatsch, Head, Innovation Accelerator, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) The world is facing a food crisis, and nowhere is this more clear than in East Africa. In Somalia alone, 6.7 million people — nearly half the […]

MEPs to G20: Increase your climate change targets before COP27

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment Committee calls on all countries to step up their 2030 climate targets before COP27 to limit global warming in line with the Paris agreement. On Monday, the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee adopted a resolution outlining its demands for the […]

The Inflation Reduction Act offers much-needed certainty for climate start-ups

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Illai Gescheit, Partner, Siemens Energy Ventures, Siemens One of the most challenging things about building a new start-up is the element of uncertainty. This feeling of uncertainty is what founders go to sleep with and what they get […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Is fungi the most underused resource 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: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Vast fungal networks below ground play a crucial role in helping forests absorb carbon and limit climate change, scientists say. A project is underway to map these networks, as little is currently […]

Why collaboration through platforms is important for tackling the climate challenge

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberly Bennett, Lead, Racial Justice in Business, World Economic Forum & Amy Goldman, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, GHR Foundation Tens of organizations joined the Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative helmed by the World Economic Forum […]

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, […]

These 9 diverse innovations are paving the way for climate justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Huber, Community Success Specialist, UpLink, World Economic Forum Climate change has disproportionate impacts on disadvantaged communities. The Climate Justice Challenge on UpLink sourced innovative ideas from communities most affected by climate disasters. The selected 9 UpLink Top […]

Boost offshore renewable energy sources to meet climate targets

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs set out recommendations on how to deploy offshore wind more quickly, in a report adopted on Wednesday. The report, voted on by MEPs in response to a European Commission communication, stresses that meeting the 2030 and 2050 targets requires faster deployment of offshore […]

EU Taxonomy: Commission presents Complementary Climate Delegated Act to accelerate decarbonisation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today presented a Taxonomy Complementary Climate Delegated Act on climate change mitigation and adaptation covering certain gas and nuclear activities. The College of Commissioners reached a political agreement on the text, which will be formally adopted once translations are available […]

Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection and energy 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. What are the main changes introduced in the revised Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection and energy (‘CEEAG’)? The new Guidelines provide the framework for public authorities to support the European Green Deal objectives efficiently and with minimum distortions of competition. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]