Germany’s €9 transit ticket cuts 1.8 million tonnes of CO2

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum For three months, Germany has been offering ultracheap monthly tickets for all local trains, metros, trams and buses. The scheme was introduced in an effort to encourage the use […]

How local banking can help champion decarbonization in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Milagros Rivas Saiz, Chief of Advisory Services, Interamerican Development Bank Group, Ayla Majid, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Planetive & Michael Hayes, Global Head, Renewables, KPMG Emerging markets need $1 trillion a year to transition to net-zero. Clean-energy […]

Today’s children will emit 10 times less CO2 than their grandparents

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 Today’s children will emit 10 times less CO2 than their grandparents, if the world reaches net-zero emissions by 2050, the IEA estimates. In advanced economies with bigger carbon footprints, people born in […]

Companies are sucking carbon from the atmosphere using ‘direct air capture’. How does it work?

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 Direct air capture involves removing CO2 from the air and storing or reusing it. The world’s first large-scale plant is being built in the United States. Companies such as Microsoft, Shopify and […]

What are low-carbon emitting technologies? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Sauer, Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP), University of Stuttgart & Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Lead, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Access to affordable renewable energy and their deployment are key enablers for decarbonization […]

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 […]

European Green Deal: Commission proposals to remove, recycle and sustainably store carbon

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission adopted a Communication on Sustainable Carbon Cycles, setting out how to increase removals of carbon from the atmosphere. To balance out the impacts of our CO2 emissions, the EU will need to drastically reduce its reliance on fossil carbon, upscale carbon […]

A faster, fairer way to retire carbon-emitting assets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Handler, Senior Fellow, Payne Institute for Public Policy & Morgan Bazilian, Director, Professor of Public Policy, Payne Institute for Public Policy Carbon retirement portfolios are a potential solution to the problem of retiring CO2-emitting assets. They can […]

Innovating for nature: Unlocking carbon markets for people, climate and the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Betty Cremmins, Lead, Engagement, Nature-Based Solutions and 1t.org, World Economic Forum & Gabriela Martinez, Specialist, World Economic Forum & Silje Ditlefsen Zanni, Community Success Lead, Nature-Based Solutions, UpLink, World Economic Forum Natural Climate Solutions are a critical tool […]

A net-zero world needs zero-carbon concrete. Here’s how to do it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anthony Robert Hobley, Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and an Executive Fellow, WEF, World Economic Forum & Dinah Mcleod, Chief Executive Officer, Global Cement and Concrete Association Concrete accounts for 7% of global emissions – and it’s the […]

This project is decarbonizing the UK area with the highest industrial CO2 emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Gardiner, CEO, Drax The UK has set a target to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 and to reach net zero by 2050; Decarbonizing industrial regions will be critical to achieving this and to reaching global […]

Commission and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst announce new partnership to support investments in clean technologies for low-carbon industries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Bill Gates have today announced a pioneering partnership between the European Commission and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst to boost investments in the critical climate technologies that will enable the net-zero economy. Presented on the occasion of the sixth […]

These are the breakthroughs we need to achieve a net-zero world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anthony Robert Hobley, Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and an Executive Fellow, WEF, World Economic Forum & Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion, COP26 High Level Climate Champions Most net-zero commitments are due by the 2040s but the […]

How nature can help carbon-intensive companies meet their net-zero commitments

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael B. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Forest Trends For hard-to-abate sectors like transport, energy and aviation, tropical forests are a key tool for setting and following through on ambitious net-zero climate commitments. The new LEAF Coalition […]

This Finnish town will be carbon neutral by 2025. Here’s how.

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 Lahti in Finland wants to be carbon neutral by 2025 – far sooner than many other towns and cities. Cleaner sources of energy are a major part of its plan. Residents are […]

Electric taxis and urban fleets can speed decarbonisation – Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mónica Vidal, Public Policy and Climate Governance Director, ECODES & Francisco Ferreira, President of the Board, ZERO & Olivier Blond, Director, Respire Electrification of high-mileage vehicles can speed decarbonisation. City-focused public-private dialogues can identify unique cross-sector solutions. Commitments […]

This is how CO2 can be transformed into food for animals

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 Deep Branch is among companies trying to boost food output without adding to climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. It uses micro-organisms to convert carbon dioxide into a protein powder that can be used in […]

Why private capital is the key to unlocking carbon capture at scale

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Namita Vikas Founder and Managing Partner, AuctusESG & Sourajit Aiyer, Vice President, Sustainable Finance & ESG, AuctusESG Fossil fuels will still account for two-thirds of the global energy mix by 2030. Clean energy strategies must take this into […]

Carbon levy on EU imports needed to raise global climate ambition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To raise global climate ambition and prevent ‘carbon leakage’, the EU must place a carbon price on imports from less climate-ambitious countries, say Environment MEPs. On Friday, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted a resolution on a WTO-compatible EU carbon […]

Electric fleets can fuel decarbonisation efforts. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maya Ben Dror, Project Lead, Future of Mobility, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum & Mary Loane, Project Lead, Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum & Saul Lopez, Manager. eMobility, Transport & Environment […]

European Commission issues first emission of EU SURE social bonds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission issued a €17 billion inaugural social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and keep people in work. The issuing consisted of two bonds, with €10 billion due for repayment in October 2030 and €7 billion due for […]

Renovation Wave: doubling the renovation rate to cut emissions, boost recovery and reduce energy poverty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published today its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency. This will […]

Using CO2 as an industrial feedstock could change the world. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Volker Sick, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director Global CO2 Initiative, University of Michigan Using recovered CO2 as a feedstock can boost growth and lower emissions The market could be worth trillions of dollars Governments and business leaders can […]

Successful carbon removal depends on these 3 conditions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neil Yeoh, Global Shaper, New York II Hub There is now more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than at any time in the past 400,000 years, with carbon dioxide levels exceeding an unprecedented 400 parts per million. The […]

COP25: MEPs push for CO2 neutrality by 2050

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU should commit to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference and step up its emissions’ reduction ambition for 2030, said the Environment Committee on Wednesday. Ahead of the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid in December, the Environment, Public […]

One-sixth of the world’s economy has now pledged to cut CO2 to zero by 2050

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content If we have any hope of keeping climate change within safe boundaries, global emissions need to fall to zero within the next three decades. That was the message of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

These 5 countries plan to slash their CO2 emissions. But how will they do it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Around the planet, countries are announcing ambitious plans to cut their emissions and decarbonise their economies. But once you’ve talked the talk, how do you walk the walk (no polluting car journeys allowed)? Here’s […]

What is carbon offsetting?

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 A growing number of organizations, cities, and even entire countries are talking about becoming carbon neutral. And many such plans are likely to have one thing in common – the presence of a […]

These countries create most of the world’s CO2 emissions

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 Just two countries, China and the US, are responsible for more than 40% of the world’s CO2 emissions. With CO2 levels still on the rise, being able to track the global emissions hotspots […]

This is what happened to CO2 emissions in the EU last year

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 European Union reduced its CO2 emissions by 2.5% last year, with all but eight of the EU’s 28 nations emitting less of the greenhouse gas in 2018 than the year prior. […]

Europe plans to send satellites into space to monitor CO2 emissions

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 world’s first constellation of CO2-monitoring satellites is being planned by the European Space Agency (ESA). Once in orbit, they will track CO2 hotspots across the world, making it possible to determine the […]

The UK is on a record-breaking run of coal-free power

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 The UK is close to powering itself without coal for two straight weeks. That’s remarkable when you consider it’s just two years since the UK National Grid’s first coal-free 24 hours. It […]

Scientists in Iceland are turning carbon dioxide into rock

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content The climate change clock is ticking. In 2018, global carbon emissions reached a record high and the United Nations warned we could have just 12 years left to prevent the catastrophic effects of […]