Increased levels of carbon dioxide could reduce brainpower, study finds

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 Climate change could affect our ability to think, according to new research that found a link between rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and reduced cognitive abilities in humans. Scientists at University College London (UCL) […]

What do toilets have to do with climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mayuri Bhattacharjee, Founder, Sikun Relief Foundation It’s a connection we don’t make very often. But the rise in extreme weather events is proving challenging to sanitation systems around the world. While the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.2 […]

An open letter from business to world leaders: “Be ambitious, and together we can address climate change”

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders This open letter is to be released ahead of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by the World Economic Forum on behalf […]

National parks transformed conservation. Now we need to do the same for the ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas McCauley, Assistant Professor, Department Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara Parks on land host some of the world’s most famous conservation successes. Consider Yellowstone National Park, which was the world’s first national […]

How much is nature worth? $125 trillion, according to this report

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Plummeting wildlife populations have become a stark reminder that the planet and its resources are under tremendous pressure. Between 1970 and 2014, there has been a 60% fall in the numbers of […]

Governments need to honour their climate pledges as risks grow

This article is brought to you in association with OECD.   Three years on from the commitments made at COP21 in Paris, the overwhelming majority of governments have not taken the necessary action to contain growing risks to the climate. With emissions on the rise again, OECD governments need to get serious about shifting their economies […]

The deforestation risks lurking in the banking sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Celine Herweijer, Partner, PwC The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 signalled a step change in government policy and regulation to combat climate change. While transitioning the energy sector has been an early priority, there’s no […]

5 ways to net a sustainable future for aquaculture

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rumaitha Al Busaidi, Communications Manager, Middle East, GlassPoint Solar Aquaculture is currently the world’s fastest growing food industry, and now accounts for over 50% of the total global seafood supply. Sustainable aquaculture growth is key to easing pressure […]

Europe’s dirty air kills 400,000 people every year

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content In Europe, the air you breathe could be the death of you. In fact, it could be killing as many as 400,000 people a year prematurely. As well as bringing about the […]

Data capture, not disclosure, is the way to meet our climate goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content We have an entered an age of ubiquitous information and, potentially, ultra-transparency. New sensors, whether cube satellites in space or those contained in our smartphones, are generating constant streams of data. Analysing this […]

UN Environment Assembly 2017: where the world convenes to #BeatPollution

The third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is concluding today in Nairobi, Kenya, with more than 4.000 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives to partake in this three-day meeting. Pollution and the ways to eliminate all its forms is the target of every leader, activist, scientist […]

Better late than never? Commission runs now to fight energy dependency on Russia with the sustainable energy security package

Maros Sefcovic Canete European Commission Energy

It was last Tuesday when the Commission launched a set of measures to increase energy security in the European Union. The executive arm of the EU now aims mainly at reducing dependency from countries outside the bloc (i.e. Russia), endorsing the energy union and decreasing the use of fossil fuels by replacing them with renewables. Being one […]

Happens now in Brussels: Green Week sets the EU and global climate policy agenda

Brussels is all green this week. The eyes of Europe are focusing these days on the Egg Centre, where the 2014 edition of the Green Week is taking place. The conference centre in Rue Bara is hosting the biggest annual event on European environmental policy, whose theme this year is “Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Waste”. […]