Using the sun to keep agricultural produce cool? How Ghana’s farmers are benefiting from solar-powered cold storage

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 Finding ways to store freshly harvested fruit and vegetables is a big problem for smallholder farmers in Ghana in West Africa. Produce can rot quickly in outdoor temperatures, and transporting it to […]

Trade in 25 technologies can help climate action. What’s needed to make it happen?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberley Botwright, Head, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum, Joachim Monkelbaan, Lead, Climate Trade, World Economic Forum Recent extreme weather events are a painful reminder of the urgent need for climate action. Energy security concerns have also increased the […]

Abortion is a basic healthcare right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tulsi Patel, a second year medical student at GMERS Medical College, Gotri in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. She 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 […]

This Indigenous principle could transform how we invest in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gill Einhorn, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum, David Sangokoya, Head, Civil Society Impact, World Economic Forum, Professor Deen Sanders OAM, Integrity Lead and Indigenous Leader, Deloitte, Guy Williams, Asia Pacific and Global Nature Lead, Deloitte, Alice Bell, Integrity […]

EU budget: Commission proposes measures to the Council under the conditionality regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed budget protection measures to the Council under the conditionality regulation. This is to ensure the protection of the EU budget and the financial interests of the EU against breaches of the principles of the rule of law in […]

Three laws will triple US climate change spending over the next decade

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 Technology at a very early stage of development – or maybe not even invented yet – will be vital for the world to combat climate change. In the United States, policy-makers have […]

How trackless trams could help revitalize city suburbs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University, Lisa Chamberlain, Communication Lead, Urban Transformation, World Economic Forum, Marie Verschuer, Research Fellow, Curtin University Cities and transport have always evolved together. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, railways and […]

Joint press release: Ukraine Recovery and Reconstruction Needs Estimated $349 Billion (€349 Billion)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published the third Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a key reporting tool that supports environmental enforcement and raises awareness about the importance of implementing environmental rules. Bridging the gap between what is decided at Union level and what is implemented on the […]

3 lessons in tech ethics from a tech giant

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Green, Director, Technology Ethics, Santa Clara University, Emily Ratté, Project Specialist, World Economic Forum, Christina Zhang, Senior Manager, Ethical and Inclusive Products, Salesforce, Rayce Smallwood, Content Specialist, Ethical and Inclusive Products, Salesforce The more people live with […]

The future of manufacturing is powered by data and analytics. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Memia Fendri, Initiatives and Community Lead, Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum, Felipe Bezamat, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, World Economic Forum, Ruben Behaeghe, Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group The manufacturing industry is on the verge […]

Environmental implementation: Commission urges better application of EU environmental rules to protect human health and the environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published the third Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a key reporting tool that supports environmental enforcement and raises awareness about the importance of implementing environmental rules. Bridging the gap between what is decided at Union level and what is implemented on the […]

Safe Abortion is a Human Right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ece Coskun, a medical student at Izmir Katip Celebi University in Turkey. She 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

What is quiet quitting?

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 Quiet quitting is taking over TikTok, and the video-sharing app is ablaze with the term. It’s throwing new light on the world of work for young professionals and has opened up a […]

EU Cohesion Policy: €155.7 million for a just climate transition in Sweden

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Thanks to the Just Transition Fund (JTF) Programme adopted by the Commission, Sweden will receive €155.7 million in EU grants to support the country’s efforts to achieve climate neutrality by 2045 and alleviate the impact of the climate transition. Sweden will mobilise a total […]

Using stuff longer: Does the shift to a circular economy have a simple solution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Manager, Kearney Hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste end up in landfills yearly – actual wastelands of everything from mattresses to electrical equipment to unworn clothes, determined to be worthless and no longer needed. Extending […]

COVID-19: Commission rallies Member States to prepare for autumn and winter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing concrete measures to avoid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the upcoming autumn and winter season. The Commission is urging Member States to put the necessary strategies and structures in place, including for COVID-19 vaccination and surveillance, to respond […]

GDP: How do you measure a country’s true worth? 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, World Economic Forum What makes a ‘good’ country? If you’re thinking ‘happy people, trusted leaders, thriving trade’ then you may be surprised to learn that for many economists, for many years, a single monetary […]

Devastating floods hit Pakistan – and other environment stories 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: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content This weekly round-up brings you key environment stories from the past seven days. Top stories: Devastating floods hit Pakistan; Europe facing worst drought in 500 years; US government to spend more than […]

Can technology play a more meaningful role in meeting the SDGs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chaesub Lee, Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau It is becoming clear that technical standards will play a key role in addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and some of the most pressing needs of the planet, like […]

Which European capitals have the most green space? 5 climate change stories to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Crowfoot, Senior Digital Marketing Apprentice, Formative Content This weekly roundup brings you some key climate change stories from the past seven days. Top stories this week: Green spaces in cities; Climate-aggravated diseases; Climate denialism; Drought-watch; Climate action […]

Why the US Inflation Reduction Act is an important step in the transition to clean energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Humzah Yazdani The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law in the US in August 2022. It has the potential to significantly curb the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Its provisions pertaining to climate change mitigation, clean energy and […]

China’s Policy toward Taiwan in the New Era

This article was written by Mr. Wang Hongjian, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the EU. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. When Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi chose to visit Taiwan in disregard of China’s protest, China […]

The ‘resignation equation’: 5 factors that drive employees to quit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Nugent, Senior Writer, Formative Content A fifth of workers say they are extremely or very likely to quit their jobs in 2022, according to a new global PwC survey. This trend is being driven by 5 key […]

How successful leaders will take ESG further: BlackRock’s alternative investment chief Pam Chan

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Subscribe to Meet The Leader on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Meet The Leader is the podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits and […]

State aid: Commission approves €149 million Romanian scheme under Recovery and Resilience Facility to support renewable hydrogen production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €149 million Romanian scheme made available through the Recovery and Resilience Facility (‘RRF’) to support the production of renewable hydrogen. The measure aims to contribute to the development of renewable hydrogen in line […]

EU Cohesion Policy: €76 million for a just climate transition in Austria

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted the Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTP) for Austria together with the first funding under the Just Transition Fund (JTF) worth €76 million. Austria will receive in total €136 million (in current prices) under the JTF to help make sure that the transition to climate neutrality does not leave anyone behind in the Austrian local […]

How Indigenous Peoples are reshaping modern economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darren Godwell, Co-Chair, IgNITE, Asha Nooh, Inclusive Trade Team Member, World Economic Forum Tremendous growth potential exists for the global Indigenous economy. Increased participation of Indigenous businesses in trade and policy development has the potential to unlock mutual […]

What are heat pumps and how do they work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Heat pumps could help some consumers cut their soaring energy bills, although initial costs are high. They are an efficient way of controlling temperature in a building and there is evidence they […]

If the Pelosis of this world don’t chill asap, a war between China and the US could make Ukraine look like peekaboo

So, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, had planned her summer break in the Indo-Pacific by stopping by traditional American friends and bases in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. The US press release hadn’t mentioned any other stops, which really made sense as those are the countries in the region that watch “Friends” […]

New rights to improve work-life balance in the EU enter into application today

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, all Member States must apply EU-wide rules to improve work-life balance for parents and carers adopted in 2019. These rules set out minimum standards for paternity, parental and carers’ leave and establish additional rights, such as the right to request flexible […]

European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day: Statement by President von der Leyen, Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Dalli

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, on 2 August, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, and Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality, stated: “On the European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, we commemorate the hundreds of thousands of […]

Opinion: Why we need to shift towards a destination-based corporate tax system for a fairer world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nir Yaacobi, Lecturer in economics, Israel Academic College More than 130 countries have agreed to set a minimum global corporate tax rate of 15% from 2023, under the OECD’s global tax deal. But these rules are just further […]

EU and Azerbaijan enhance bilateral relations, including energy cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today in Baku, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson met with President Ilham Aliyev and Azeri Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov to strengthen the existing cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan. The two Presidents signed a new Memorandum of […]