This Dutch company makes environmentally-friendly paint

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Dutch are well known for producing master painters. Now two brothers from the Netherlands are extending this reputation for quality to the production of sustainable paints, which promote the local circular economy. […]

It’s time we harnessed Big Data for good

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Grove, Chief Operating Officer, Edelman APAC & Anjuli Bedi, Associate Director, Analytics and Psychometrics, Edelman Predictive Intelligence Centre Technology and data have transformed the way we live, work and play. So far, the outcomes have been mixed. While […]

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 […]

These countries have the most doctoral graduates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Do you hold a doctorate? If the answer is yes, you’re among a small but increasing proportion of adults to have earned the highest degree awarded in academia. Just 1.1% of 25- to […]

EU trade agreements: delivering new opportunities in time of global economic uncertainties

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Despite the difficult global economic climate, European companies have continued to make good use of the opportunities created by the European Union’s trade network – the largest in the world. In 2018 this network covered 31% of Europe’s trade exchanges, a figure that is […]

The world is facing more disasters. This is how data can help us reduce that risk

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandra Bilak, Director, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Risk is an everyday feature of our lives. How we react to it, who pays and who benefits, reveals much about our societies and their values. The risk of disaster can never […]

State aid: Commission approves market conform asset protection scheme for banks in Greece

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found Greek plans aimed at supporting the reduction of non-performing loans of Greek banks to be free of any State aid. The Commission found that, under the asset protection scheme (known by the name of “Hercules”), the Greek State will […]

MEPs oppose EU Commission plans to authorise three herbicide-resistant GMOs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs opposed the EU Commission plans to authorise imports of products containing three glyphosate and glufosinate ammonium-resistant GMOs, in non-binding resolutions on Thursday. On Wednesday evening, MEPs also held a debate with the European Commission on the authorisation process for GMO imports, the shortcomings […]

Flying high: how India could lead the world in drones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harrison Wolf, Project Lead, Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & Vignesh Santhanam, India lead, Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace, World Economic Forum What will it take for drones and other Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to develop into flourishing, future-oriented […]

European Commission welcomes the positive assessment about how it has managed the EU budget

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In its latest report about the management of the EU budget,the European Court of Auditors – the independent auditor of EU spending – confirmed that the Juncker Commission had significantly improved the way it administered the EU budget. The auditors gave the EU annual […]

This app lets you plant trees to fight deforestation

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 Planting trees to save the planet just got a whole lot easier – no gardening gloves required. A new app from the young people behind the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation means anyone can now help […]

Towards a European Republic

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Tommaso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Only citizens can build a European Republic. National governments have failed because they do not want it. They don’t want to lose their power. […]

Why India can show us how to achieve growth with purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saurine Doshi, Head of Asia Pacific, A.T. Kearney As one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies, India occupies a prominent position on the global stage – and its ambitions are high. The Modi government aims to turn the Indian […]

Fighting Terrorism Online: EU Internet Forum committed to an EU-wide Crisis Protocol

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the participants of the 5th EU Internet Forum, hosted by Commissioners Avramopoulos and King, have committed to an EU Crisis Protocol – a rapid response to contain the viral spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online. The Commission, Member States and online […]

This is why retail is such a sore point in India-US trade relations

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 The relationship between India and the United States has been described as one of the most important of the 21st century. India is predicted to be the world’s second-largest economy by 2030, with […]

This brewery is ditching plastic six-pack rings to save marine life

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 Fancy a beer? If you’re picking up a six-pack, stop and look at the packaging. About 100,000 marine creatures die every year after becoming entangled in ocean plastic waste, according to the WWF. […]

What are plastics and why do they matter? An explainer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fernando J. Gómez, Head, Chemical and Advanced Materials Industry, World Economic Forum & Simonetta Rima, Research and Analysis Specialist, Chemical and Advanced Materials Industry, World Economic Forum A group of materials now known collectively as plastics has played a […]

Meet the Seed Warrior: the man on a mission to rescue India’s rice diversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Debal Deb is known as the Seed Warrior, having spent the past two decades collecting and preserving India’s increasingly rare indigenous rice species. The ecologist’s efforts have led to the creation of a […]

OECD’s Gurría calls for overhaul of economic thinking to address global challenges

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The challenges we face in our era of rapid, disruptive change are daunting, but we are starting to develop the tools, techniques and concepts to meet them, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said. Speaking at a NAEC conference on Averting Systemic Collapse, he said: “Our economic systems […]

Which country offers the cheapest mobile data?

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 How do you access the internet? Chances are that if your country has limited landline coverage you use your cellphone, and the cost of that access varies widely from country to country. India, […]

This is what CEOs around the world see as the biggest risks to business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Smith-Bingham, Director, Marsh & McLennan Advantage Insights Executives in advanced economies are most concerned about technological threats, according to this year’s Regional Risks to Doing Business Report, published today. The perennial prominence of cyber-related risks is unsurprising given […]

EU investment budget for 2020 must focus on the Europe of tomorrow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Budget MEPs want the EU to rise to the climate challenge, help the young and strengthen the economy, in a vote on Tuesday on their position on the 2020 EU budget. The Budgets Committee has boosted many programmes and projects, which contribute to fighting […]

Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Principal, SecDev Group & Marc Goodman, Founder, Future Crimes Institute Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities […]

This study wants every child in the UK to spend a night under the stars

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 Imagine if every schoolchild could spend a night under the stars. That’s the vision of a new report on England’s national landscapes, which suggests a need to reconnect with nature and inspire future […]

Listen to the future – how 26 youth-led organizations are supercharging the UN’s Global Goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lysa John, Secretary-General, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation From gun control marches in the United States to impassioned climate change speeches on the global stage of the UN, youth are leading the charge to hold governments accountable and […]

These are the places with the most climate change deniers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content While there’s widespread scientific consensus that the world is getting warmer, it seems some individuals still need convincing. In the US, 6% of people say climate change isn’t real, and 9% don’t attribute […]

How start-ups will lead India through the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Executive Officer, Ruder Finn As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues at full steam, the entire world must prioritize job creation and the retraining of the current workforce in order to prepare for the digital age. Currently, […]

We can meet the SDGs using the wisdom of crowds. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kailash Nath Waughray, Managing Director, Head of the Centre for Global Public Goods, World Economic Forum Among the many voices that stood out at this week’s Sustainable Development Investment Summit, three were particularly poignant. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, for […]

Why India is ready to become a supercomputer power

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Som Satsangi, Managing Director, India, HPE I was moved by Prime Minister Modi’s remarks to the team of dedicated scientists who helped India almost land a probe on the moon. He was right to point out the palpable innovative […]

Here’s why infrastructure will make or break our response to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joel Moser, Founder and CEO, Aquamarine Investment Partners The public discourse about climate change and infrastructure often treats these two issues as separate. It’s time to start thinking about them as the same thing. Many of the solutions to […]

We’re all in the same boat on the SDGs. Here’s how we steer a course

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Diana Guzmán, Regional Acceleration Lead, SDIP, World Economic Forum This week, the international community is once again assembled in New York for a series of important discussions about climate change and sustainable development. This time they will be watched […]

Business models inspired by nature are the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellen Jackowski, Global Head, Sustainability Strategy and Innovation, HP Today’s multinational enterprises are operating in increasingly challenging planetary conditions. The effects of climate change are already upon us, manifesting in natural disasters and humanitarian catastrophes. Resource-rich forests are being […]

3 ways we are making an impact on plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva By now you’ve likely heard this harrowing statistic: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. While that data […]