3 solutions helping net-zero aviation take off

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Aviation is responsible for almost 3% of global human-generated CO2 emissions and without urgent action this could increase to 22% by 2050, according to aviation-industry group Energy Transitions Commission. Already, airlines belonging to the […]

Where is the global economy heading in 2023? Plus other economics 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: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. Where is the global economy heading in 2023? The year ahead looks better than initially feared for the global economy, but remains fraught with risks, including the potential escalation of the war […]

Ukraine: Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform for Ukraine kick-starts work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform to support Ukraine’s repair, recovery and reconstruction process has been launched today. It will allow for close coordination among international donors and international financial organisations and will ensure that support is provided in a coherent, transparent, and accountable manner. […]

The Great Resignation continues. Why are US workers continuing to quit their jobs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content If you’ve quit your job in the last year or two, then you’re part of what’s become known as the Great Resignation. It’s the term coined in 2021 to describe the record number […]

5 things to know about Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum That’s it for our 53rd Annual Meeting in Davos. We’ve covered a huge range of topics and themes […]

How Latin American can navigate global risks and emerge stronger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marisol Argueta de Barillas, Head of the Regional Agenda, Latin America; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2023, under the title “Cooperation in a Fragmented World,” takes place during a complex […]

Why hunting down the carbon in buildings is crucial to fighting climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan Belfield, Chairman, Arup Group Fast forward in your mind to this time next week. In that short space of time the number of buildings that will have completed construction around the world will cover an area equivalent to […]

EU pledges €1 million for landmark WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU has pledged €1 million for the Fisheries Funding Mechanism which forms part of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies reached last year. Established in November 2022, this new Fisheries Funding Mechanism aims to support sustainability in fisheries and eliminate […]

Davos 2023 Day 5: What to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum Welcome to the final day of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. All week, we’ve brought […]

I fled Russia’s bombs in Ukraine, now I’m in Sweden researching a cure for infertility. This is my story.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nataliia Petryk, Postdoctoral Researcher, Karolinska Institutet Like many others, I was forced to flee Kyiv with our two children when Russia invaded Ukraine. We were no longer safe, and our stable and fulfilling lives had taken a dramatic turn […]

As more electric vehicles hit the road, our charging habits must change – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Global Managing Partner, Roland Berger Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transport, but only if we can generate enough energy to power them all. Researchers at Stanford University have found that current charging habits for electric […]

Labour migration: Commission and Member States enhance cooperation to tackle shortages in the EU labour market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, and Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, welcomed migration and employment experts from EU Member States at the first meeting of the Labour Migration Platform in Brussels. The platform has been set up to advance […]

COP15: historic global deal for nature and people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Early this morning at the UN Biodiversity conference COP15 in Montréal, Canada, the EU joined 195 countries in the historic Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. This framework contains global goals and targets aiming to protect and restore nature for current and future generations, ensure its […]

Fair Taxation: Commission welcomes agreement on minimum taxation of multinationals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the unanimous agreement announced last night by the Czech Presidency of the EU Council on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive ensuring a minimum effective tax rate for large multinational groups. With this historic agreement, the EU’s pledge to be among […]

How trade can help end plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Soumyajit Kar, Specialist, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum Government representatives are currently meeting in Uruguay to kickstart the first Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee (INC) on reaching an internationally binding treaty to end plastic pollution that the United Nations Environment […]

How can India prepare its youth for the future of work? Here’s what’s needed now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Annette Francis, Program Director, Vocational Training, Pratham Riya Rajesh Patel, a young person from Damoh, Madhya Pradesh, had to drop out of school in grade 10 because she had to start earning an income for her family. For […]

Could a webcam-on policy violate human rights? A Dutch court thinks so

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Over two years after the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to embrace remote work, employees and employers are still navigating workplace and private life boundaries. This month, in the Netherlands, […]

How commercial flights in Europe are edging closer to pre-pandemic levels

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 Flights in Europe are taking off again – though they’re not yet back to pre-pandemic levels, new data shows. Commercial flights – defined as flights carrying passengers, freight and mail – grew […]

Antitrust: Commission adopts Guidelines on collective agreements by solo self-employed people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has adopted today its Guidelines on the application of EU competition law to collective agreements(‘Guidelines’) regarding the working conditions of solo self-employed people.The Guidelines clarify when certain self-employed people can get together to negotiate collectively better working conditions without breaching EU […]

Ship collisions can kill whales – this technology is helping to stop them

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 Whales aren’t just the largest animals on Earth. They also play a vital role in the food chain and the species diversity in our ocean – and help to tackle climate change […]

EU announces historic €715 million for the Global Fund to save millions of lives from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission announced a new record €715 millionfrom the EU budget tothe Global Fund for the period 2023-2025 at the Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference, hosted by US President Biden in New York. Together with the pledges from EU Member States, Team Europe […]

Raising eyebrows and the shush surrounding abortions in Pakistan

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hira Saleem, a fourth year medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan. 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 […]

Here’s how other refugee emergencies can guide government response to the Ukraine crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Björn Gillsäter, Head, World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement As the conflict in Ukraine continues, the world witnesses yet another refugee emergency. Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing their homes to seek asylum in other European countries. […]

Most people get their news online – but many are switching off altogether. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content New figures from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat confirm that the consumption of news online is continuing to grow. The data from 2021 shows that 72% of internet users aged 16-74 […]

Hybrid entrepreneurship – 5 reasons to build a venture while still working 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patricia Russ, Founder and CEO, Ovini Berlin What do Steve Wozniak, Henry Ford and Sarah Blakely have in common? They built some of the most successful businesses of all time – Apple, Ford and Spanx – all while […]

European Commission proposes second €5 billion tranche of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed a further €5 billion in macro-financial assistance (MFA) loans to Ukraine as the second part of the exceptional MFA package of up to €9 billion announced in the Commission’s communication of 18 May 2022 and endorsed by the […]

EU contest for young translators: schools can now enrol

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Secondary schools in all EU countries can now enrol for Juvenes Translatores, the European Commission’s annual translation contest. From 12:00 CET on 2 September, schools can register online for their students to compete with peers around the EU. This year, contestants will translate texts on […]

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 […]

Businesses have a role to play in achieving global food security. This is what they can do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative Almost half of the world’s calorie intake is derived from essential crops, such as maize, rice and wheat. Ukraine and Russia account for 29% of global wheat exports and […]

State aid: Commission clears financing of Post Denmark’s universal service obligation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Denmark’s compensation to Post Danmark for its universal postal service obligation in 2020. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “In today’s digital world, ordinary mail continues to be replaced by […]

These are the most international universities in the world in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education Times Higher Education’s (THE) survey of over 10,000 academics features internationally oriented universities leading global academic collaboration efforts through knowledge diplomacy. Knowledge diplomacy values scientific exchange and diverse, international student […]

4 key steps to decommissioning coal-fired power plants

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) & Gagan Sidhu, Director, Centre for Energy Finance, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) The race is on to meet climate goals – highlighting the […]

Data protection: European Commission launches the process towards adoption of the adequacy decision for the Republic of Korea

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launches the process towards adoption of the adequacy decision for the transfer of personal data to the Republic of Korea. It will cover transfers of personal data to the Republic of Korea’s commercial operators as well as public authorities. If adopted, […]