We need better alignment between climate and trade. Here’s a roadmap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Senior Researcher, The Graduate Institute, Geneva; Senior Research Associate, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford & John W.H. Denton, Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Trade and climate policy-makers have worked in separate silos […]

How one traumatised child survived genocide and started a movement for mental health

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 Around 8,000 people were killed in Rwanda and the brutality left mental scars. Grace Gatera was diagnosed with PTSD as a young child. She now campaigns to improve access to mental heath […]

How businesses can create an ethical culture in the age of tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Santa Clara University Even companies with good intentions sometimes fail on ethics. Proper systems can help address the gap. Setting the right tone at the top is crucial. According to the Oxford […]

Water reuse: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on minimum requirements for water reuse in agriculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The new rules, proposed by the Commission in May 2018, will set out harmonised minimum water quality requirements for the safe reuse of treated urban wastewaters in agricultural irrigation. Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, said: “With this provisional agreement, we […]

Suicide Prevention: Using Graduation as a Transformative Tool

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pedro Anderson Ferreira Quirino, student of the fifth year of Medicine at the University of Pernambuco campus Serra Talhada and Mr. Alexandre dos Santos Lima, doctor from the Mauricio Nassau University Center – UNINASSAU . They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students […]

Parliament to vote on new European Commission on 27 November

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Conference of Presidents (President Sassoli and political groups’ leaders) closed the hearings process today. Parliament will vote on the new Commission on 27 November. After the meeting, European Parliament President David Sassoli said: “During the last two months, the European Parliament has played […]

Pushing for tax fairness in a digital world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marcello Estevão, Global Director, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment, The World Bank Every two days, a unicorn is created. I’m referring, of course, not to the mythical animal but to the hugely successful startup companies that are less than 10 […]

Can alternatives to rhino horn save these gentle giants?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Alternatives to rhino horn are being created to undermine illegal trade Conservationists have voiced concerns that disrupting the market won’t help Nearly 9,000 rhinos in Africa killed by poachers in 2006-2015 Some people […]

This air taxi uses 5G to ‘see’ around corners

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 As an answer to urban congestion, vertical take-off electric drones could soon provide a sustainable way to move people and cargo around our cities. Now the most advanced multicopter is adding 5G capabilities […]

The EU approves a new package of budget assistance to the Republic of Moldova to support rule of law and rural development reforms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has approved the disbursement of almost €25 million in budget support assistance to the Republic of Moldova to help the government deliver key reforms for the benefit of Moldovan citizens in the areas of policing, the fight against corruption and […]

How scientists are turning living cells into the tiny factories of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Freemont, Professor, Imperial College, London & Natalie Curach, Project manager, Partnerships Manager & Douglas Friedman, Executive director, Engineering Biology Research Consortium & Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Biology is an […]

How the ‘California effect’ could shape a global approach to ethical AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brandie Nonnecke, Director, CITRIS Policy Lab, University of California, Berkeley & Jessica Cussins Newman, Research fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC Berkeley Amid growing concern over the threat of AI-enabled systems to perpetuate discrimination and bias and infringe upon […]

Brexit: European Commission recommends the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today recommended the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached at negotiator level on the Withdrawal Agreement, including a revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and approve a revised Political Declaration on the framework of the future […]

Amazon: our green is turning to ashes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Eduarda Belasque Vriesmann, a twenty-one years old medical student from Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

This is Amsterdam’s ambitious plan to turn its transport electric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Formative Content Amsterdam has nearly 900,000 bicycles and almost 60% of its teenagers and adults cycle daily. But as green as it is, the Dutch capital still has some way to go. Nine of its main streets […]

For small island nations, climate change is not a threat. It’s already here

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hussain Rasheed Hassan, Minister of Environment, Republic of Maldives & Valerie Cliff, Deputy Regional Director, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific As world leaders gathered at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit this week, the damage Hurricane Dorian […]

I cycled over 6,000km across the United States to document climate change. Here’s what I learned

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florian Reber, Tales of Change This summer, I cycled from British Columbia to New Mexico documenting climate change along the Continental Divide. As my second long-distance bike ride as part of the Tales of Change project, my motivation […]