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 […]

Waste shipments: MEPs push for tighter EU rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, Parliament adopted its negotiating position for talks with EU governments on a new law to revise EU procedures and control measures for waste shipments. The revised legislation should protect the environment and human health more effectively, while taking full advantage of the […]

A universal flu vaccine: Here’s what you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Scientists in November announced a breakthrough in work towards developing a ‘universal’ flu vaccine. Using the same messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology that’s been used in several COVID-19 vaccines, researchers at the University of […]

Data analytics can help protect the Amazon Basin. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: lona Szabó de Carvalho, Co-founder and President, Igarape Institute The Amazon is approaching a dangerous tipping point of emitting more carbon dioxide than it absorbs. The resulting feedback loops could irreversibly transform the world’s largest tropical rainforest into dry […]

How to make non-financial reporting your company’s north star

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Kaeser, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Siemens Energy It’s good practice to align your company’s strategy with environmental, social and good governance targets or ‘ESG’ for short. After all, who doesn’t want to operate sustainably for the benefit […]

Does the future of science lie in ‘bioconvergence’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belen Garijo, Chair of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer, Merck Public confidence in science and trust in scientists has rarely been higher than it is today. Worldwide, most people believe science is the best path toward a […]

How Europe can reshape its cities to boost vibrancy, resilience and climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Janez Potocnik, Co-Chair, International Resource Panel, Julia Okatz, Director Natural Resources, SYSTEMIQ Most people hold two assumptions about European cities. First, they naturally represent a vibrant way of life, world-renowned for their culture and relative safety. Second, they are […]

Meet 7 innovators accelerating the impact of Nature-based Solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kaya Bülbül, Digital Producer, World Economic Forum, Ribhu Ranjan Baruah, Project Lead, Biodiversity Finance Initiative, World Economic Forum Biodiversity and nature-related loss represent an unprecedented systemic portfolio risk for investors. Forty-four trillion dollars of economic value is moderately or […]

Diabetics & Social Support: A Collaborative Approach to fight Diabetes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Sharif Mohammad Sadat, a fourth year medical student currently studying in Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka. He 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 […]

International Migrants Day: Statement of the European Commission and the High Representative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement:  ”Every year, around 2 to 3 million people from all over the world come legally to the EU to work or study. At the same […]

Parliament agrees to adapted €18 billion loan to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, MEPs agreed to a modified regulation allowing the €18 billion support package to be transferred to Ukraine after Hungary had vetoed the original proposal. Parliament accepted, through the so-called urgent procedure, the Council-proposed change in the Macrofinancial Assistance Plus regulation that allows […]

Corruption allegations: MEPs call for full internal investigation

Opening the debate, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, said there must be zero tolerance for corruption. Applauding the work of the Belgian prosecutors, law enforcement, alongside EP President Metsola, MEPs and officials, for their full support and decisive action, she called the allegations extremely serious. To anyone accepting payoffs, she said: “Shame on you. […]

The big opportunity behind small businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier Woeffray, Practice Lead, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum, Olivier M. Schwab, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-sized companies are the backbone of many countries’ economies, so we must work together to ensure […]

Zero pollution: 2030 targets within reach but need stronger action

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is publishing its first Zero Pollution Monitoring and Outlook Report and its third Clean Air Outlook report – together setting pathways to cleaner air, water and soil. The reports show that EU policies have contributed to reducing air pollution as well as […]

Soft fruit superpowers: How did Peru and Mexico boost berry production hundreds of times over in just 10 years?

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 Carlos Gereda didn’t know what he was starting when he brought some blueberries home to Peru from Chile in 2006. He wanted to know if they would grow in his native soil – […]

The European Innovation Council: over one and a half billion euro for breakthrough technologies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission adopted today the 2023 work programme of the European Innovation Council (EIC). It opens funding opportunities worth €1.6 billion in 2023 for scientists and innovators to scale up breakthrough technologies and create new markets. Over half a billion euro is earmarked for […]

Social Treatment to Diabetes: Battling Internal and External Stigma to Combat Discrimination and Alleviate Diabetes Distress

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins, a fourth year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. He 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 […]

Green Deal: EU agrees law to fight global deforestation and forest degradation driven by EU production and consumption

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement just reached between the European Parliament and the Council on an EU Regulation on deforestation-free supply chains. Once adopted and applied, the new law will ensure that a set of key goods placed on the EU market […]

These are the world’s most sustainable universities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content From the Paris revolt in 1968 to the anti-Vietnam war student strikes, academic establishments have long been instigators of societal change. And, as the climate crisis intensifies, the need for large-scale transformation has […]

This year’s floods show it’s time to rebuild Nigerian volunteering culture

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Umar Mohammed Abdulmalik, Founder, Angels of Hope Nigeria, despite its rapidly growing economy, remains in a state of conflict and fragility. Most Nigerian communities, rural and urban alike, are faced with multiple development challenges such as poor national […]

Reuse systems: in search of a vision for tackling 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 We’re at a critical moment. The planet faces strains across its boundaries and 175 governments are about to kick off negotiations in […]

Will the cost of living crisis ease next year? The global public thinks not

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Financial worries are particularly acute as rising inflation, interest rates and tax burdens weigh heavy on people’s minds right now. And with significant cost of living increases throughout 2022, many people don’t […]

Decarbonizing real estate: How to price the net zero transition to avoid a ‘carbon bubble’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kalin Bracken, Lead, Real Estate, World Economic Forum Real estate is the largest asset class in the world and it’s also one of the most significant contributors to global carbon emissions. As recognition of the existential threat of […]

6 ways the pharmaceutical industry can reduce its climate impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jayasree K. Iyer, CEO, Access to Medicine Foundation Health and climate are inextricably linked, from the impact of extreme weather on food security to air pollution due to wildfires or the growing spread of infectious diseases. Wherever we […]

Parliament insists that the EU must freeze funding to Hungary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Commission and Council should resist pressure from Hungary and go ahead with adopting the proposed rule of law conditionality measures to suspend EU cohesion funds. In a resolution passed on Thursday by 416 votes in favour,124 against and 33 abstentions, MEPs say that the […]

EU Code of Conduct against online hate speech: latest evaluation shows slowdown in progress

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission released the results of its seventh evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. This year’s results unfortunately show a decrease in companies’ notice-and-action results: the number of notifications reviewed by the companies within 24 hours dropped […]

European Health Union: Commission secures almost 3.5 million COVID-19 treatments through joint procurement contract

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission’s Health Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) has signed a joint procurement Framework Contract for the supply of Paxlovid, a SARS-CoV-2 protease inhibitor oral treatment for patients with COVID-19 at risk of developing severe disease. The contract is signed with the pharmaceutical […]

What did COP27 accomplish and what actions can we expect as a result?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate; Deputy Head, Centre for Nature & Climate Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Nathan Cooper, Lead, Partnerships and Engagement Strategy, Climate Action Platform, World Economic Forum COP27 was dubbed the Africa COP […]

See how Japan is preparing for the global energy crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Kutty, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The global energy crisis impacts everything from our daily lives to corporate activities. In Japan, there are growing fears that the supply and demand of electricity will be strained this winter. […]

What happened at COP27 and other climate change news

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 1. COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions Countries closed this year’s UN climate summit on 20 November with a hard-fought deal to create a fund to help […]

Scaling AI: Here’s why you should first invest in responsible AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhishek Gupta, Senior Responsible AI Leader & Expert, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Steven Mills, Partner and Chief Artificial Intelligence Ethics Officer, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive […]

Albania joins the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today Albania officially becomes a Participating State in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – the EU’s disaster risk management system. As a full member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Albania will not only be able to receive immediate support but can also send […]

How to claim your flight emissions when flying on sustainable aviation fuels

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laia Barbarà, Lead, Aviation Decarbonization, World Economic Forum, Julia Fidler, Manager, Group Sustainability Program, Microsoft, Amy Malaki, Head, Policy & Sustainability, SkyNRG, Bettina Paschke, Vice President, ESG Accounting, Reporting and Controlling, DHL Express Leaders in the aviation industry […]