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 […]

What’s the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) and why is it important for nature?

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 The race to protect the natural world and its biodiversity reaches a critical milestone this December as countries gather for the United Nations’ COP15 meeting. The stakes for the summit – in […]

The metaverse paradox: Why the industry needs standardization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rolf Illenberger, Chief Executive Officer, VRdirect The metaverse will define the next technological era, characterized by more intuitive ways to interact with technology such as through virtual reality. However, advancements in metaverse technology are largely being driven by […]

Here’s how to mobilize finance for a just transition and net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nick Robins, Head, Grantham Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science The importance of a just transition to a sustainable economy is part of the 2015 Paris Agreement, for which finance is a major lever. The financing […]

Facebook Files: MEPs to invite whistleblower Frances Haugen to a hearing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Lead MEPs from the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee decided to invite Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to a hearing on 8 November. The decision to organise a public hearing in the European Parliament on “Whistleblowers’ testimonies on the negative impact of big tech […]

It’s time to take girls’ digital safety and literacy seriously

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Askham, Policy & Advocacy Lead, Plan International, Isobel Fergus, Research Manager, Plan International & Nikita Shubsole Digital Policy & Advocacy Officer, Plan International Girls and young women spend huge amounts of time online. Access to the internet […]

Parliament slams EU governments during debate on Pandora Papers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs unanimously expressed indignation and disgust at the Pandora Papers revelations and criticised governments’ woefully inadequate response for over a decade. Speaking during a debate in plenary with representatives of the Council and the Commission just days after the leaks were published, the latest […]

Agriculture: Launch of an annual EU organic day

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission celebrate the launch of an annual ‘EU organic day’. The three institutions signed a joint declaration establishing from now on each 23 September as EU organic day. This follows up on the Action Plan for […]

This start-up is putting commercial air conditioning on ice to cool global warming

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content A large share of peak electricity demand in the energy grid is driven by air conditioning, especially in hot climates, set to become a top driver for global energy demand in the […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: citizens in the spotlight

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The first of four European Citizens’ Panels starts its work with a session in Strasbourg from Friday, 17 September to Sunday, 19 September 2021. The Panels lie at the heart of the Conference on the Future of Europe and will bring together 800 citizens […]

This is how AI will accelerate the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Espen Mehlum, Head of Energy,Materials & Infrastructure Program-Benchmarking & Regional Action, World Economic Forum & Dominique Hischier, Program Analyst – Energy, Materials Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningProject Lead, […]

Why the art of place-making can lift our cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Bradley, Chief Executive, Swire Properties • Place-making, to effectively contribute to urban development, depends on paying attention to small details. • Such fastidiousness makes the differences when designing for sustainability. • Stakeholder engagement is also crucial in […]

Why the future is bright for drone technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Khaled Abusalem, Chairman of UAV and Robotics , Saudi Aramco & Mansour Alsaleh, Head, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Saudi Arabia & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & Talal Alsedairy, Drones Lead, […]

This is what European business leaders think about the future of autonomous machines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philip Meissner, Professor ESCP Business School, Founder & Director European Center for Digital Competitiveness & Christian Poensgen, Founder & Director, European Center for Digital Competitiveness A new report surveyed leaders from business and politics about the state of […]

Baking The Galette-des-rois Of Egalitarianism

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Aman Nandanwar is a first year medical student in Govt. Medical College, Chhindwara, MP and a member of Medical Students Association Of India (MSAI). He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]