COVID-19: Review, Impact and Next Steps

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins is a fourth year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

How a climate-smart forest economy could help mitigate climate change and its worst impacts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Zimmer, Director Sustainable Land Use, Climate-KIC The global population is rising, and cities, particularly, are taking the strain. Each week 1.5 million people move to urban areas. All these people need places to live and work and […]

Here’s why the UN’s law of the sea needs an overhaul

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate, SOAS University of London The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) was adopted 40 years ago this week, after a quarter of a century of negotiations. The UN Secretary General at […]

Business leaders and cyber experts can defeat online threats – but only if they work together

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr José Viñals, Group Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank, Darren Argyle, Group Chief Information Security Risk Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Against a backdrop of escalating geopolitical tensions, the rise of hybrid working and the demand from employees to stay connected […]

EU at COP15: Final stretch to global deal to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, for people and planet

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today starts the United Nations Biodiversity Conference COP15 meeting in Montréal. From 7 to 19 December, countries will aim to reach a global agreement for the protection of nature and the planet with long-term goals by 2050 and milestones for 2030. The Commission, representing […]

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Deutsche Bank and Rabobank over Euro-denominated bonds trading cartel case

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has informed Deutsche Bank and Rabobankof its preliminary view that they breached EU antitrust rules by colluding to distort competition when trading Euro-denominated Sovereign, SSA (Supra-Sovereign, Foreign Sovereign, Sub-Sovereign/Agency), Covered and Government Guaranteed bonds. The Commission has concerns that between 2005 […]

Waste shipments: stricter rules to protect the environment and human health

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment Committee today adopted its position on revised rules governing shipments of waste to boost the EU circular economy, resource efficiency and zero pollution goals. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted a report on the reform of […]

Global Health: EU invests €125 million in universal health coverage in partnership with WHO

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU will invest an additional €125 million to strengthen health systems, in particular to help extend universal health coverage, through a partnership program with the World Health Organisation (WHO), signed today by Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros. The partnership is […]

WTO panel rules against Indonesia’s export limitations on raw materials

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU welcomes the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) clear ruling confirming that Indonesia’s export ban and domestic processing requirement on nickel ore violates WTO rules. The WTO panel report was made public today. The WTO panel upheld all EU claims against Indonesia. First of […]

These 4 cities are encouraging people to protect biodiversity. Here’s how

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 Half of the world’s population lives in cities. That is projected to grow to two-thirds, or almost seven billion people by 2050. Rapid urbanization poses a threat to wildlife and nature. Around […]

MEPs vote not to accept passports issued by Russia in occupied areas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament has endorsed a decision not to accept passports and other travel documents issued by Russia in illegally-occupied regions of Ukraine and Georgia. Parliament approved the agreement with Council on the non-acceptance of travel documents issued by Russia in occupied Ukrainian regions […]

World Children’s Day: Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 33 years after the signature of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we highlight the fact that children’s rights are universal human rights. The European Year of Youth has been key to ensuring that the concerns and needs of children and […]

Is a recession needed to end US inflation? Plus other news on the economy you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content 1. Is a recession needed to end US inflation? Inflation is at risk of becoming entrenched in the economy because of an overheated job market, making it difficult for the US Federal Reserve […]

Building the European Education Area: Progress made on EU-level education targets, challenges remain on equity and teachers’ shortages

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has approved its Report on progress towards the achievement of the European Education Area. The report takes stock of the ongoing EU initiatives and trends on progress to attain EU-level targets in education and training, as well as sets out the […]

Pushed to its limits, the EU’s long-term budget urgently needs to be revised

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs push for a reform of the EU budget to respond more effectively to evolving needs, address funding gaps, increase flexibility and the capacity to respond in a crisis. In a vote on Thursday, the Committee on Budgets adopted a resolution on “Upscaling the […]

How the Gulf states are using tech to build net-zero and future-fit manufacturing industries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Sultan, Executive Director – International Offices & Business Development (Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics), Bahrain Economic Development Board Sustained, robust and cooperative action on climate change has never been more important. There is international scientific consensus on the […]

This electric bike is on the road to being entirely fossil-free 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: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content “It’s great if you drive an electric car or bike, but that’s not the full story,” Annika Ramsköld, Head of Sustainability at Swedish energy company Vattenfall, tells the World Economic Forum before […]

Read-out of the meeting of NATO and G7 Leaders on the margins of the G20 Summit in Bali

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, the European Council, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States met on the margins of the G20 Summit in Bali and released the following statement: We condemn the barbaric […]

Here’s how African leaders can close the climate finance gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kulé Gal, Community Engagement Specialist, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum. Africa is set to disproportionately bear the brunt of climate change. The continent has contributed the least to global warming, and has the lowest emissions, but is […]

A tale of two US labour markets: How remote work could help break down barriers to employment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rand Ghayad, Head of Economics and Global Labor Markets, LinkedIn The labour market continues to show signs of substantial tightness. More workers have been leaving their jobs, and a good number of them have been quitting in less […]

Why the Agricultural Sector Roadmap to 1.5°C is encouraging

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Petra Tanos, Head, Strategic Partnerships, Tropical Forest Alliance, Jack Hurd, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum COP27 is described as the implementation COP. This means following up on pledges made in […]

European Green Deal: EU reaches agreement on national emission reductions from transport, buildings, waste and agriculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached last night with the European Parliament and Council to increase the ambition of the EU’s Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). This agreement establishes binding annual greenhouse gas emission targets for Member States in sectors not currently included […]

Inflation in Europe: Could your morning coffee become a ‘luxury’?

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 Inflation is putting pressure on household budgets across the world. But how can you tell what the headline rate of price increases will mean for you? Headline inflation across the 19 countries […]

Small-scale farmers feed the planet. They should not be overlooked in our fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alvaro Lario, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Small-scale farmers feed two out of every three people on the planet, but they are struggling with climate change, inflation and other external shocks. COP27 is an opportunity to […]

COP27: 5 things to be hopeful about the climate summit and beyond

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 World leaders have another chance to make progress on taking concrete steps to tackle global warming at COP27 in Egypt this November. It is the United Nations’ largest and most important annual […]

COP27: EU calls on all Parties to take concrete steps to limit global warming to 1.5°C and respect the Paris Agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference starting this weekend in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the Commission will call on all Parties to take urgent action to bring down greenhouse gas emissions and respect the commitments they made under the Paris Agreement and in the […]

3 charts that show the state of Europe’s energy crisis right now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent curtailment of gas flows to Europe has pushed international prices to new highs, with market turbulence expected to continue in 2023, according to the International Energy […]

More than 100 CEO Climate Leaders share an open letter for world leaders at COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. This letter is being released ahead of COP27 by the World Economic Forum on behalf of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders. More than 100 CEOs of large multinational organizations, all members of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, […]

Berlin Process Summit: EU announces €1 billion energy support package for the Western Balkans and welcomes new agreements to strengthen the Common Regional Market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, President Ursula von der Leyen, and High Representative Josep Borrell participated in the Western Balkans Summit in the context of the Berlin Process. During the Summit and as advanced during her mission in the region last week, the President announced a substantial energy […]

Here are 3 skills leaders need to navigate uncertainty, according to LinkedIn

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josh Graff, Managing Director, EMEA & LATAM & VP Global Enterprise, LinkedIn The global pandemic caused the greatest workplace upheaval in a generation, with unprecedented movement in the labour market and a significant change in our working patterns. […]

3 charts that show the state of Europe’s energy crisis right now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent curtailment of gas flows to Europe has pushed international prices to new highs, with market turbulence expected to continue in 2023, according to the International Energy […]

Why does air pollution disproportionately affect minority ethnic groups?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Ella Kissi-Debrah was the first person in the world to have air pollution listed as the cause of death. She was just nine years old when she died. Ella was also from […]

EU Recovery: secure and green energy for households and enterprises

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP committees adopted the inclusion of RePowerEU measures in national recovery plans to foster independence from Russian fossil fuels and accelerate green transition According to the text adopted by the Budgets and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees, EU countries that submit an amended recovery […]