Millions of India’s smallholder farmers could soon access carbon credits — that’s good for them and the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dhruv Sawhney, COO and Business Head, nurture.farm Farming sustains half of India’s 1.4 billion population but is also a major contributor of greenhouse gases and pollution. Tech-fuelled initiatives are helping to sink and offset India’s sizeable carbon in […]

Visa Digitalisation: Visa travel to the EU becomes easier

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing the digitalisation of the Schengen visa process, replacing the visa sticker, and introducing the possibility to submit visa applications online through the European online visa platform. The New Pact on Migration and Asylum set the objective to fully digitalise […]

Stand Up For Ukraine: global pledging event for refugees and internally displaced people taking place in Warsaw on 9 April 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In recognition of Poland’s essential role in supporting refugees fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, the Stand Up For Ukraine pledging event, convened by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will take place in Warsaw on 9 April. The President […]

EU elections: MEPs want transnational lists and all countries to vote on 9 May

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Constitutional Affairs Committee proposes a reform of the European Electoral Act defining common minimum electoral standards and a Union-wide constituency. With 19 votes to 9 and without any abstentions, the EP Committee on Constitutional Affairs backed on Monday a legislative initiative to replace […]

How the cyber world can support Ukraine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Lead, Strategic Initiatives, World Economic Forum & Lukas Bester, Researcher, Writer, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets The conflict in Ukraine has invoked fears over escalated cyberattacks. The international cyber community is showing its support to […]

Metsola to Zelenskyy: “We must face the future together”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. “Our way of life is worth defending. It is worth a cost. For the next generation, for all those in Ukraine and around the world who believe in Europe. For all those who want to be free.” Addressing the extraordinary Plenary Session of the […]

Treating refugees as a problem is the real problem

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Seemab Mehmood, first year MBBS student at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

How to address Alzheimer’s disease and support healthier ageing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David E. Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health, Nathaniel Counts, Senior vice president for behavioral health innovation and clinical assistant professor, Mental Health America and The Department of Psychiatry and […]

MEPs call for a more effective EU strategy to beat cancer

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament adopted its final recommendations for a comprehensive and coordinated EU strategy to fight cancer. The report by Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) was adopted with 652 votes in favour, 15 against and 27 abstentions on Wednesday. Focus on cancer prevention As […]

How to build a circular business model that works

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josh Hinkel, Senior Partner, Bain & Company, Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing & Value Chains; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum, Ian Cronin, Community Curator, Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, […]

Will the Doctor Win Over Artificial Intelligence?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Natasha Sharma, a 4th Year medical student from Gauhati Medical College, Assam, 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

The Role of Telemedicine and E-health Services in Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Begum COKMEZ and Cagla ESEN, two second-year medical students at Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey. They are 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 […]

IMF sees higher inflation as supply chains and Omicron slow economic growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content IMF sees rising COVID caseloads, a disrupted recovery and higher rates of inflation. Revises down 2022 global growth forecast by half a percentage point. Global growth will moderate to 4.4% in 2022, […]

The earth is dimming. What ‘earthshine’ means for our climate system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Our planet absorbs light and radiation from the sun and reflects some radiation back into space. But Earth’s reflectivity is reducing over time, according to new research. Rising sea temperatures have reduced […]

Syria: €10 million to help vulnerable people in Syria affected by the drought

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU mobilised an additional €10 million to help people in Syria. This funding brings total EU humanitarian support to Syria in 2021 to €141 million. The funding announced today will help people access water and rehabilitate critical water infrastructure. It will also improve […]

This platform can help policymakers increase digital inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum, Robert Opp, Chief Digital Officer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & Vaishali Rastogi, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston […]