These regions produce a lot of carbon emissions – here’s what they plan to do about it

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 Clean energy comprised 67% of new electricity generating capacity in the US in the first half of 2022, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Other big CO2 emitters like China and […]

A sustainable path to lasting recovery for Small Island Developing States lies in the ocean and the building of a robust blue economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shiri Krishna Gounder, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Economy, Government of Fiji Reliant on tourism and trade, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) were among the hardest hit globally by the economic impact of COVID-19. Fiji and other SIDS […]

Why doesn’t the EU notice the new double digit growth of EU-China trade?

Recently the results of the EU-China trade for the first quarter of 2022 came out and scored an impressive 10.2% growth and yet the EU media and policy makers remained mute. Why is that so? Obviously, the world economy has been hit hard by an explosive mix of the war in Ukraine coupled with the […]

The global displacement crisis and how to tackle it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Owusu Yaa Asieduwaa, a 4th year Doctor of Pharmacy student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. 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 […]

Health Union: a stronger role for the European Medicines Agency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU will be better prepared to manage future health crises by tackling shortages of medicines and medical devices more effectively. Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement reached with the Council last year on increasing the powers of the EU’s medicines regulator with 655 votes […]

Higher education: making EU’s universities ready for the future through deeper transnational cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, European society needs the contribution of universities and other higher education institutions more than ever. Europe is facing major challenges such as climate change, the digital transformation and aging population, at a time when it is hit by the biggest global health crisis […]

One Health for Everyone!

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rajvi Chaudhary, a fresh graduate from Medical College Baroda and SSG Hospital, India and Ms. Vidhi Parikh, an intern doctor at Parul Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and Parul Sevashram Hospital, India. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

Time to utilise the full power of AI to accelerate our fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Degot, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group AI has the potential to become the ‘Swiss Army knife’ in our fight against climate change. AI can measure and reduce emissions at scale for any given institution; enable […]

World’s most powerful tidal turbine pumps out greener electricity in Scotland

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 The Orbital O2 can generate enough green electricity for 2,000 homes and will operate for 15 years. It will offset the equivalent of 2,200 tonnes of CO2 per year. Wave and tidal […]

Universal civil registration and vital statistics are critical for truth, trust and COVID recovery in Asia and the Pacific

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, the Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP & Mr. Omar Abdi, Deputy Executive Director of […]

Blockchain can help us beat climate change. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adelyn Zhou, CMO, Chainlink Labs Smart contracts running on blockchains can unlock new ways to fight climate change and to cope with its impact. This approach relies on networks of ‘oracles’ – entities that enable blockchains to absorb […]

The Third Wave of COVID-19: a new perspective to the pandemic?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Natan Viana Medeiros and Ms. Yasmin Lima Nogueira, two 1st-year medical student at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

These 4 start-ups are using seaweed to help save the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Walé Azeez, Writer, Formative Content Seaweed plays a crucial role in the ocean’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases. Seaweed is better at absorbing CO2 emissions than trees are. Seaweed is considered a high-value source of protein for humans […]

The cost of dying

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Neena Shaji, a 2nd year medical student in David Tvildiani Medical University in Georgia. 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 […]

7 of the most surprising facts about global gender gaps

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 The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2021 finds COVID-19 has slowed progress towards gender parity. Political Empowerment is the area with the widest gender gap. More women than men have lost […]

Georgia: EU report highlights the need for political compromise to continue the reform momentum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Georgia remains committed to the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, despite the COVID-19 related challenges. Further efforts are however needed, notably in the field of judicial reform and tackling political polarisation. These are key findings of the European Union’s annual Association Implementation Report […]

COVID-19 will hit the developing world’s cities hardest. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Richard Florida, Professor of Business and Creativity, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto The world’s poorest cities aggregate factors that facilitate the spread of COVID-19 easier […]

Commission launches the Fit for Future Platform and invites experts to join

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today launched the Fit for Future Platform – a high-level expert group, which will help the Commission simplify existing EU laws and reduce administrative burden for citizens and businesses. It will also help ensure that EU legislation remains future-proof, given […]

World Editors Forum President: Credible media vital in the fight against COVID-19 and fake news epidemic

This article is published in association with WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers. In this op-ed, endorsed by the Board of the World Editors Forum (WEF), Warren Fernandez warns of wrenching changes to come and urges urgent action to minimise damage to the media, and democracy. As the coronavirus continues its relentless spread across […]

How to look after someone with coronavirus

  Strict hygiene is crucial in looking after someone with coronavirus. Keep them apart from other members of the household. Inform your health service and call for emergency help if symptoms worsen. It’s the moment many people fear – someone in your household begins to show symptoms of coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends […]

India is now the world’s 5th largest economy

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 Forecast data from the IMF shows India has risen to become the world’s fifth largest economy. India has leapfrogged the GDPs of France and the UK. Despite its growth, challenges remain, from sustainability […]