Valuing natural capital is key to the future of investment. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Hodgson, Co-head, Thinking Ahead Group, Willis Towers Watson A multi-trillion-dollar annual investment gap needs to be filled to meet decarbonization goals and the transition to a circular economy. Decarbonization and circular economy transition pathways will change long-term […]

Women in leadership: the elusive victory against gender disparity in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luiza Vieira Marconi, a twenty-year-old and currently a third year medical student at the Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde de Barretos, in the city of Barretos/São Paulo – Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

Why financial inclusion is key to integrating and empowering refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rya G. Kuewor, Executive Director, RIO Global refugee numbers have risen from 42.5 million to 82.4 million people in the last decade. COVID-19 has exacerbated dire living conditions for refugees trapped in long-term camps and left them vulnerable […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission disburses €12.1 million in pre-financing to Luxembourg

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today disbursed €12.1 million to Luxembourg in pre-financing, equivalent to 13% of the country’s financial allocation. Luxembourg is one of the first countries receiving a pre-financing payment under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). It will help to kick-start the […]

“Healthcare system and socioeconomic inequities”-through the lens of developing nations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Afsana Rahman Maliha, a final year MBBS student at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

These are some of the spectacular additions to Unesco’s World Heritage sites

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 There are more than 1,000 sites of “outstanding universal value” on the World Heritage List. A UNESCO panel added 13 new sites in 2020-2021. Entry onto the list means important sites are given […]

These urban water features make cities more climate-change resilient

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content Unprecedented levels of flooding have devastated parts of Germany, highlighting that the impact of climate change can strike anywhere. City leaders are realizing the need to adapt planning and construction to make […]

Forest fires: EU mobilises planes to support Turkey

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 1 August, Turkey, ravaged by unprecedented forest fires, activated the EU Civil Protection Mechansim. In an immediate response, the European Commission has already helped mobilise 1 Canadair plane from Croatia and 2 Canadairs from Spain. These firefighting aeroplanes are part of rescEU, the […]

From Graduation to professional career: has medicine, in Brazil, become more feminist?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lígia Fonseca Orlando and Ms. Marina Telles Peramos, two Brazilian fourth year medical student at Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

World Day against Trafficking: Challenging misconceptions about it in migration pathways

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Céline Bauloz, Senior Research Officer, International Organization for Migration & Marika McAdam, Independent international law and policy adviser, There are no accurate estimates of the number of victims of trafficking worldwide, nor of the number of victims who […]

Fight against gender inequality in medicine: Brazilian women physians working at the frontline of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Leticia Borborema is a student in the second year of medicine in Brazil in the Centro Universitário Unifipmoc, Brazil. 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 writer […]

Innovating for nature: Unlocking carbon markets for people, climate and the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Betty Cremmins, Lead, Engagement, Nature-Based Solutions and 1t.org, World Economic Forum & Gabriela Martinez, Specialist, World Economic Forum & Silje Ditlefsen Zanni, Community Success Lead, Nature-Based Solutions, UpLink, World Economic Forum Natural Climate Solutions are a critical tool […]

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Telekom Romania by Orange, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Telekom Romania Communications (“TKR”) by Orange SA (“Orange”). The approval is conditional on the divestiture of TKR’s 30% minority shareholding in Telekom Romania Mobile Communications (“TRMC”), which is a direct […]

Women and Medicine: A Late Story

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Leticia Lourenço Botelho, a Brazilian medical student of the Valença School of Medicine, in Rio de Janeiro. 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 writer and do […]

Why we need new rules and tools for cryptocurrencies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simi Siwisa, Head, Group Public Policy, Absa Group Ltd & Steffen Kern, Chief Economist and Head of Risk Analysis, European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA Cryptocurrencies can make international payments more efficient, convenient and secure, while removing the […]

7 ways to boost cyber resilience in the smart building industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henning Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer, Building Products, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG & Alina Matyukhina, Cybersecurity Manager, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG Smart buildings are an important tool in bringing down energy consumption. The technology smart buildings use is vulnerable […]

Market design can help solve global water scarcity. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Milgrom, Professor of Humanities and Sciences, co-founder and Chairman of Auctionomics, Stanford Graduate School of Business & Silvia Console Battilana, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Auctionomics, Stanford University Market design is an economic tool that can […]

Natural climate solutions can help businesses meet climate goals. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dharsono Hartono, Chief Executive Officer, Rimba Makmur Utama & Jesper Nielsen, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) & Joanna Elliott, Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships, Fauna & Flora International UK & Thomas Lingard, Global Director, Climate and Environment, Unilever […]

State aid: Commission approves €30.5 billion French scheme to support production of electricity from renewable energy sources

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a French aid scheme to support renewable electricity production. The measure will help France achieve its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition and will contribute to the European objective of achieving climate neutrality […]

Producing sustainable building materials from volcanic ash and rocks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Disposing of volcanic ash is time-consuming and costly – recycling it could be a better option. Using that ash as a building material is a sustainable way of using it. Even the […]

How long will people live in the future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The pandemic has caused setbacks in life expectancy in some places. But a recent study suggests under ideal conditions a person can live to 150. Efforts are underway to […]

Migration: EU helps channel humanitarian support to migrants in Lithuania

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request for assistance from Lithuania, the European Commission is helping European countries send support through the European Civil Protection Mechanism. Lithuania asked for help following increased arrivals of migrants and asylum seekers coming from the Middle East and Africa and entering Lithuania […]

Forest fires in Sardinia: EU mobilises immediate assistance to Italy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In response to Italy’s request for assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to help in the fight against the ongoing wildfires in Sardinia, the EU is mobilising immediate support from France and Greece. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: “I thank France […]

Women’s leadership: has the gender gap completely broken?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Karla Anabel Quichimbo Contreras, a medical student from Cuenca, Ecuador. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Brazilian female community and its gender gap

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Joana Tamy Hara, 21 years old, a third year medical student at UniCesumar, Maringá, Brazil and Ms. Gabriela B. Oliveira, 21 years old, a third year medical student at Universidade Positivo, Curitiba, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

Mental health: these songs are proven to reduce stress

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 Scientists say listening to music reduces stress and even pain. Last year, 57% of Americans said music helped their mental health, more than watching TV or doing exercise. Researchers have discovered the […]

5 reasons why tropical forest protection should be central to corporate climate strategies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eron Bloomgarden, Executive Director, Emergent The climate crisis cannot be solved without ending tropical deforestation, which increased by 12% between 2019 and 2020. A jurisdictional approach to forest protection enables governments to drive systemic change at a national […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of GRAIL by Illumina

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of GRAIL by Illumina, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition and innovation in the emerging market for the development and commercialisation […]

We can help beat the climate crisis by investing in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund in the US & Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund Ecosystem-based climate solutions have the greatest positive impact both for the planet and for local communities in developing countries. […]

Matilde and her struggle from the past, for the progress of the future

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jacqueline Carolina Beltrán Molina, third grade student of medical career in the “Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador”. 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 writer and do […]

4 ways to create productive and committed teams

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Grant, Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management and Psychology, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania & Alexander Puutio, PhD Researcher at the University of Turku, Founding Curator of the New York Queens Global Shapers Hub We use three […]

The role of the cyber leader in building secure and resilient digital ecosystems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dmitry Samartsev, Chief Executive Officer, BI.ZONE Cyber risks are on the rise – and companies and organisations around the world need to be prepared. Cyber leaders should have a mastery of risk management and an ability to speak […]

EU-UK relations: Commission proposes draft mandate for negotiations on Gibraltar

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a Recommendation for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an EU-UK agreement on Gibraltar. The Commission also presented its proposal for negotiating guidelines. It is now for the Council to adopt this draft mandate, after […]