COP27 is a unique opportunity for emerging markets to shape global climate action – we must seize it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirek Dušek, Managing Director, Global Programming Group, World Economic Forum COP27 offers a unique moment for leaders from across the world to build pathways for a more resilient and sustainable agenda that places climate change at the forefront […]

How agribusiness can tackle the food crisis – an expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets, Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Food Programme has dubbed 2022 a ‘year of unprecedented hunger.’ Hunger levels, always […]

Experts put forward recommendations on how to harness the power of culture for sustainable development

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of UNESCO’s World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development,  MONDIACULT 2022, taking place in Mexico from 28 to 30 September 2022, experts have issued a new report entitled “Stormy Times. Nature and humans: Cultural courage for change”, which focuses on the important […]

EU innovation performance continues to improve in spite of challenges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has published today the 2022 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard, which reveals that the EU’s innovation performance has grown by about 10% since 2015. Compared to 2021, innovation performance in 2022 has improved for 19 Member States, and declined for eight. […]

New technologies in healthcare: how they can help us to fill the workforce gap?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rawshan Saiyara Nawal, a Bangladeshi undergraduate medical student, now in her 3rd year at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College under University of Dhaka. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Digital public infrastructure can help solve global challenges. This is how to implement it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head of Digital Programmes, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Devesh Sharma, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation As World Leaders gather for the 77th United Nations General Assembly’s Digital Moment, we […]

Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics Initiative: over 120 companies implement the ESG reporting metrics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact of aligning ESG frameworks. Global challenges amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic have made Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues even more pressing for policymakers, boards and executives. To promote alignment among existing ESG frameworks, the World Economic […]

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 […]

EU Cohesion Policy: €1.4 billion for Ireland’s economic and social development and green transition in 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ireland will benefit from €1.4 billion in Cohesion Policy funding between 2021-2027 to support the sustainable development of its economy. The details and strategy for these investments are set out in the Partnership Agreement between Ireland and the Commission that is formally launched today. […]

Trade in 25 technologies can help climate action. What’s needed to make it happen?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberley Botwright, Head, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum, Joachim Monkelbaan, Lead, Climate Trade, World Economic Forum Recent extreme weather events are a painful reminder of the urgent need for climate action. Energy security concerns have also increased the […]

Abortion is a basic healthcare right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tulsi Patel, a second year medical student at GMERS Medical College, Gotri in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. 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 […]

This Indigenous principle could transform how we invest in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gill Einhorn, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum, David Sangokoya, Head, Civil Society Impact, World Economic Forum, Professor Deen Sanders OAM, Integrity Lead and Indigenous Leader, Deloitte, Guy Williams, Asia Pacific and Global Nature Lead, Deloitte, Alice Bell, Integrity […]

Make abortions safe: The women in Pakistan depend on healthcare workers to do their part

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tashfeen Nasira, a third-year medical student currently studying at Amna Inayat Medical College, Sheikhupura, 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 […]

Reflections on the digital age: 7 improvements that brought about a decade of positive change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Don Tapscott C.M., Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute September 2030. The early 2020s were full of dramatic turning points in global history. Powerful new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things and the metaverse upended traditional […]

Is blockchain the solution for failing global healthcare?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pradeep Goel, CEO , Solve.Care The global healthcare system has been deteriorating for what feels like decades. With bed shortages, long waiting lists, increasing costs and global pandemics, the state of the global healthcare system has never been […]

How turning retail stores into e-commerce centres can avoid massive emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thierry Gadou, Chief Executive Officer, SES-imagotag I find it surprising that retail is relatively absent from the core debate on net-zero even though it’s the largest economic sector and private employer in the world, with over 15% of […]

Abortion is definitely healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shanzay Naveed, a medical student from 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 reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor […]

3 ways companies can reduce their indirect emissions throughout value chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kyra Whitten, Vice President, Sustainability, Flex, President, Flex Foundation Delivering on the commitment to reach net zero by 2050 will require companies to reduce not only Scope 1 and 2 emissions, which relate to what they produce directly. […]

MEPs: Hungary can no longer be considered a full democracy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament condemns the “deliberate and systematic efforts of the Hungarian government” to undermine European values and demands results in the Article 7 process. The lack of decisive EU action has contributed to the emergence of a “hybrid regime of electoral autocracy”, i.e. a constitutional […]

Parliament approves €5 billion loan to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs gave the green light to a €5 billion macro-financial loan to help Ukraine cover its acute financing needs caused by Russia’s invasion. This is the second, and largest, tranche of a €9 billion EU support package, of which €1 billion has […]

European political parties and foundations: MEPs ready to negotiate new rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament has adopted its position on updated rules for European-level political parties and foundations. The final report (392 votes for, 119 against, 56 abstentions) improves the Commission’s proposal, with a view to: MEPs also added provisions regarding gender equality, and will seek […]

Access to Abortion is a Human Right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, early-stage researcher (ESRs) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

Developing and supporting the ideal culture for hybrid working

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohit Joshi, President, Infosys, Renate Wagner, Member of the Board of Management, Allianz SE The COVID-19 pandemic changed work culture forever. Organizations now understand that an employee-centric work model is a key differentiator in the battle to attract […]

Parliament backs boost for renewables use and energy savings

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. By 2030, the European Parliament wants renewable energy to be used much more, and energy consumption to be greatly reduced. On Wednesday, MEPs voted to raise the share of renewables in the EU’s final energy consumption to 45% by 2030, under the revision of […]

Parliament adopts new rules on adequate minimum wages for all workers in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Minimum wages in all EU countries should allow for decent living and working standards, and member states should promote collective bargaining for pay. With 505 votes in favour, 92 against and 44 abstentions, Parliament adopted new legislation on adequate minimum wages in the EU, […]

Commission moves to ban products made with forced labour on the EU market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today proposed to prohibit products made with forced labour on the EU market. The proposal covers all products, namely those made in the EU for domestic consumption and exports, and imported goods, without targeting specific companies or industries. This comprehensive approach […]

Energy prices: Commission proposes emergency market intervention to reduce bills for Europeans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is proposing an emergency intervention in Europe’s energy markets to tackle recent dramatic price rises. The EU is confronted with the effects of a severe mismatch between energy demand and supply, due largely to the continued weaponisation by Russia of its energy […]

Averting an energy crisis requires bold investment in renewable energy — particularly in developing economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mili Fomicov, Researcher, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College London, Olivia Zeydler, Programme Analyst, Energy, Materials Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum A spate of disturbing geo-political events and the growing frequency of adverse climate events have […]

Robot football: How the ‘beautiful game’ has advanced AI and automation

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 In 1997, a computer programme named Deep Blue beat the world’s reigning chess grandmaster, Garry Kasparov, in a highly publicised, multi-day chess match. Enthusiasts have debated the fairness of […]

What on Earth is the value of space?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajeev Suri, Chief Executive Officer, Inmarsat Global Have people lost sight of the value of space and its role in their daily lives? Do they view it more as science-fiction than science? As CEO of the leading global […]

Fuel-efficient routing: Here’s how you can make your road journey more eco-friendly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matt Brittin, President, Business and Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google Across the world, people are making more sustainable choices. The 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer found that 75% of us globally are concerned or fearful about climate […]

Commission joins forces with local and regional government associations to boost sustainable development

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has signed framework partnership agreements with five global associations of local authorities: the Association Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF), the Commonwealth Local Governments Forum (CLGF), Platforma/Conseil Européen des Municipalités et Régions (CEMR), the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and the […]

How to fight the next threat to our world: air pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization, Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, BreatheLife Champion and Founder, Ella Roberta Family Foundation A global threat has taken hold. It’s almost impossible to escape. It lurks in […]