How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Ruth Mottram, Climate Scientist, Danish Meteorological Institute & Dr Martin Stendel, Climate Scientist, DMI & Prof Jason Box, Ice Climatologist , Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) & Dr Kenneth D Mankoff, Senior Scientist, GEUS & […]

Frans Timmermans at Parliament Plenary session on the outcome of COP26 in Glasgow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Opening remarks  Thank you, Mr. President, honourable Members. COP26 did not solve the climate crisis but that was also not the purpose of COP26. It had to bring the objectives of the Paris Agreement within reach and allow us to start implementing this deal. […]

Children are dying from air pollution. Here’s how we can protect them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Riya Master, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School & Neha Rana, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School & Ben Grobman, Medical Student, Harvard Medical School & David Duong, Director, Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change, Harvard […]

COP26 deal: Reactions from MEPs in Glasgow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following the deal reached in Glasgow, the MEPs leading Parliament’s delegation to the COP26 commented on the outcome of the negotiations. An official delegation from the European Parliament has been in Glasgow to take part in the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, which ended […]

COP26: EU helps deliver outcome to keep the Paris Agreement targets alive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the end of the COP26 UN Climate Conference today, the European Commission supported the consensus reached by over 190 countries after two weeks of intense negotiations. COP26 resulted in the completion of the Paris Agreement rulebook and kept the Paris targets alive, giving […]

EU at COP26: Commission pledges €100 million to the Adaptation Fund

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At today’s high-level plenary session at COP26, the European Commission announced a new pledge of €100 million in finance for the Adaptation Fund. Speaking in Glasgow, Executive-Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: “We have to scale up international climate finance and provide a predictable framework for […]

How to measure the ecological performance of cities so people and nature can thrive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonny Hughes, IUCN Urban Alliance Chair and WCMC Chief Executive Officer, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre & Lena Chan, Senior Director, International Biodiversity Conservation Division, National Parks Board We are now an urban animal – 68% […]

Industry Transition Goals: Setting up COP26 for success

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 COP26 is a decisive moment to spur industrial decarbonisation. Progress on the Glasgow Industry Transition Goals is needed to reach global net […]

COP26: 5 leaders from tough-to-decarbonize industries explain how to get to net-zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum Energy and power providers, infrastructure, chemicals and cement are some of the toughest sectors to decarbonize – but they are critical to meeting Paris Agreement targets. The use of green technology […]

COP26: What is the First Movers Coalition?

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 Half the low-carbon technologies the world needs to reach net zero by 2050 are still in development. To accelerate their path to market, the World Economic Forum and John Kerry have launched […]

Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic, Kattegat and Skagerrak for 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published its proposal for the catches of fish stocks in the Atlantic Ocean, Kattegat and Skagerrak. Based on this proposal, EU fisheries ministers will adopt the final fishing opportunities at the Council on 13-14 December 2021, to apply as of 1 […]

COP26: European Commission announces €1 billion pledge to protect world forests

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced today €1 billion at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow as the European Union contribution to the Global Forests Finance Pledge. This 5-year support package from the EU budget will […]

Speech by President von der Leyen at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Dear President, fellow leaders, I know all of us in this room want to be on the right side of history.  This is why I call on all of us  to do what is necessary  for keeping the limit of 1,5° C warming within […]

COP26: EU encourages partners to turn ambition into action and deliver on the Paris Agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. From 1 to 12 November, the European Commission will take part in the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow, UK. On 1-2 November, President von der Leyen will represent the Commission at the World Leaders Summit which officially opens COP26. Executive Vice-President Frans […]

Climate change: raise global ambitions to achieve strong outcome at COP26

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament pushes for accelerated climate action worldwide and for the EU to remain a world leader in fighting climate change. Parliament has adopted its position on the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, taking place from 31 October to 12 November, with 527 […]

COP26, getting to net-zero: How clean electrification can be crowdsourced by digitalizing the grid

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amina Hamidi, Chief Technology Officer, Electrification, ABB & Philip New, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Systems Catapult As we head towards COP26, clean electrification would get us three-fourths of the way to net zero. Digitalization offers the chance to […]

Climate change: raise global ambitions to achieve strong outcome at COP26

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment Committee calls on all countries to implement a green recovery and increase their 2030 climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Ahead of the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021, on Tuesday the […]

This is how to speed up ocean-climate ambition towards COP26

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sanda Ojiambo, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact Leading up to COP26, bold government policies and private sector leadership must reinforce each other to step up climate action. Visionary private sector leaders are joining […]

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 […]

Climate change: What is COP26 and why does it matter?

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 A UN report says 2021 is a “make or break year” in the fight against climate change. The next UN climate summit, COP26, is due to take place in the UK city […]

Statement by Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, on the announcement to postpone the COP26

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. We take note of today’s announcement by the UK Presidency that the COP26 will be postponed amid efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and that the Presidency will now consult on the most appropriate date to reschedule it. On behalf of the European Commission, […]