Artificial intelligence: huge potential if ethical risks are addressed

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Artificial Intelligence regulation should focus on the level of risk associated with specific uses, a draft report presented in the AIDA committee on Tuesday says. The draft text, presented today by the rapporteur, says that the public debate should shift towards a focus on […]

Climate-vulnerable populations are suffering a mental health crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dharrnesha Inbah Rajah, Global Shaper, Kuala Lumpur Hub There’s a clear link between climate change threats and poor mental health outcomes in developing countries. Slow progress on mental health and climate change emergency response mechanisms research remains concerning. […]

What the world can do to solve the Afghan refugee crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Khalid Koser, Executive Director, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) & Keire Murphy, Junior Associate, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) Since 14 August 2021, about 120,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan. It is estimated […]

4 ways to scale up finance for India’s water sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Namita Vikas, Founder and Managing Partner, Auctus ESG, Sourajit Aiyer, Vice President, Sustainable Finance & ESG, AuctusESG & Cymroan Vikas, Research Associate, AuctusESG India is on track for a 50% shortfall in its water supply by 2030. There […]

Civil Liberties Committee endorses EU Digital Covid Certificate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The certificate will facilitate free movement without discrimination and contribute to the EU’s economic recovery. The Civil Liberties Committee has endorsed the EU digital Covid Certificate package with 52 votes in favour, 13 votes against and 3 abstentions (EU citizens) and with 53 votes […]

MEPs demand safe and clean travel

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU criteria for safe and clean travel, a common vaccination certificate and an EU hygiene seal for businesses must be part of a new EU strategy on tourism, MEPs say. The resolution on an EU strategy for sustainable tourism, adopted by 577 votes to […]

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 […]

The built environment has a huge role to play in improving health and wellbeing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rachel Gutter, President, International WELL Building Institute The built environment has a huge role to play in building a healthier, more sustainable world. This is becoming even more apparent thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Harmonizing health, energy efficiency […]

Will the UK really have the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe, as a US study suggests?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Rossman, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Virology and President of Research-Aid Networks, University of Kent Estimates from a report by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, suggest the UK will have over 60,000 fatalities […]

COVID-19’s isolated world is the norm for people for disabilities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Casey, Founder, #valuable The 1.3 billion living with disabilities worldwide are no stranger to the kind of exclusion the coronavirus has forced on the rest of the population. • The shift in working practices proves that similar […]

We must move from egocentric to ecocentric leadership to safeguard our planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shruthi Vijayakumar, Global Shaper, Auckland Hub & Robyn Seetal, Global Shaper, Calgary Hub, Egocentric leadership is at the root of our environmental crisis. We must change the way we understand and relate to the natural world. To do […]

Mobility in 2020: a female perspective

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Frieda Bellmann, Strategic designer, White Octopus & Lieke Ypma, Innovation strategist, White Octopus & Diana Polack, City designer, City of Berlin Mobility is not gender neutral, and may have a male bias Women have different needs and behaviours […]