Gen Z cares about sustainability more than anyone else – and is starting to make others feel the same

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 Generation Z cares more about sustainable buying decisions than brand names, a new survey shows. This first generation of “digital natives” is inspiring other age groups to act more sustainably. The main reasons […]

How to heat up – and cool down – climate innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dave Regnery, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Trane Technologies Heating and cooling technology for buildings create around 15% of global carbon emissions, while food loss adds 10%, according to research. New technologies that are helping to decarbonize these […]

The Afghanistan situation: humans

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Martina Trevisiol, a third-year Medical student at the University of L’Aquila (Italy). 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 […]

Study suggests link between welfare payments and enhanced brain activity in babies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content A study of 1,000 babies looks at the impact of child poverty. New mothers were given a monthly payment of $333 or just $20. Scans showed babies from the higher-paid group had […]

How partnerships help create more resilient and collaborative health systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Iskra Reic, Executive Vice-President, Vaccines and Immune Therapies Unit, AstraZeneca Greater collaboration among health stakeholders could help strained healthcare systems fight future health crises such as pandemics AstraZeneca, The Word Economic Forum and London School of Economics have […]

How female inventors can fix STEM’s gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cynthia Tregillis, Senior Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, Western Digital & Sabra Truesdale, Associate General Counsel, Western Digital Just as a gender gap exists in the STEM workforce, a gender gap also exists in patenting activity. Increasing women’s […]

Inequality is not confined to humans. Animals are divided by privilege, too

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 Inequality is a threat to our social fabric, but it’s not just a human problem. A new study shows the animal kingdom is riven by privilege and inequality. For some species, being […]

Global Gateway: up to €300 billion for the European Union’s strategy to boost sustainable links around the world

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy launch the Global Gateway, the new European Strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport and strengthen health, education and research systems across the world. […]

In a quantum future, our economy needs to be protected. A cybersecurity expert explains why 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Acting Content and Partnerships Lead, World Economic Forum The dawn of the quantum computing age brings with it many potential new risks – including those related to security. Government agencies and industry groups have expressed a […]

South Sudan: EU provides €2 million in emergency humanitarian funding for victims of floods

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has allocated emergency humanitarian funding of €2 million for those affected by recent unprecedented floods in South Sudan. To date, an estimated 40 people have died and over 750,000 people are affected. Many people had to flee their homes due to […]

MEPs debate high energy prices, rule of law, migration ahead of EU summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on European Council to tackle the energy price crisis and deal with rule-of-law offenders at its 21-22 October summit meeting. In a debate on Wednesday with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar, representing the Slovenian […]

Risks to kids online are growing. Here’s what we can do 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Farah Lalani, Community Lead, Global Coalition for Digital Safety, World Economic Forum Apple delayed its rollout of child safety features, and Instagram delayed Instagram for Kids. Facing accusations that its platforms harm children, Facebook says it will introduce […]

Is Asia-Pacific ready to age gracefully?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bjorn Andersson, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund The global population is ageing, with Asia-Pacific likely to see the most rapid increase in older citizens between now and 2050. On 1 October 2021, International Day of Older […]

Trade and sustainability: Commission proposes new EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences to promote sustainable development in low-income countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted the legislative proposal for the new EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) for the period 2024-2034. The Commission is proposing to improve some of the key features of the scheme to better respond to the evolving needs and challenges […]

How can young people change the world? Top tips from a youth activist

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 Melati Wijsen was just 12-years-old when she co-founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags in Bali. She offers her tips for other young people hoping to drive change. Her generation has great potential to be […]

Contribution of Health-care workers to achieve Agenda 2030

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Asad Ali, a student of 3rd year MBBS in Sheikh Zayed medical college Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. 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 writer and do […]

Automatic handwashing tech can help provide a resilient return to work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stanislav Varich, Founder and CEO, Connectome.ai The proven benefits of automation – reduced errors, lower costs, improved resource allocation – are all advantages that can be gained by applying it to mitigate hygiene risk. Due to its unbiased […]

This is how AI will accelerate the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Espen Mehlum, Head of Energy,Materials & Infrastructure Program-Benchmarking & Regional Action, World Economic Forum & Dominique Hischier, Program Analyst – Energy, Materials Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningProject Lead, […]

Feminisation of medicine in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rafaela Teixeira Honório, 4th year medical students at Barretos School of Health Sciences Dr. Paulo Prata (FACISB), Brazil. Rafaela is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

5 ways to get more women working in AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Beena Ammanath, Executive Director, Deloitte AI Institute and Trustworthy and Ethical Technology, Deloitte Research suggests women account for only 26% […]

What are the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic? These 5 trends give us a glimpse

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 The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented digital acceleration, changing the face of the economy and society. Cognizant has asked internal and external thought leaders to share their vision of this fundamental digital […]

Tokyo 2020 broke an Olympic record for LGBTI representation. Here’s why that matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director, The Trevor Project The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo featured 172 athletes who identify as LGBTI – more than the total number of LGBTI athletes who have participated in all previous […]

3 dynamics shaping the future of security on the Korean peninsula

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joo-Ok Lee, Head, Regional Agenda – Asia-Pacific; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Ariel Kastner, Lead, Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) recently […]

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 […]

How blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help build a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Stonberg, Chief Executive Officer, Bittrex Global The cryptocurrency ecosystem is shifting towards a cleaner, greener future. Most energy used to mine crypto already comes from renewable sources. Rather than harm the planet, crypto and blockchain can actually […]

The world’s fatigue from COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Muthu Abirami, a first year medical student in GMERS SOLA  medical college In Ahmedabad, 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 not […]

Commission presents guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on Disinformation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes its guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation, the first of its kind worldwide, should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation. It sets out Commission expectations, calls for stronger commitments by the signatories […]

Material and human garbage

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr. Tomasso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. We in the rich world export plastic waste and import human waste. We are turning the planet into a huge garbage dump. We produce […]

Global trade after COVID-19: From fixed capital to human capital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexis Crow, Global Head, Geopolitical Investing, PwC & Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) The current trade environment is in a state of flux – but globalization is proving to endure, despite the rising protectionism of the […]

Electric taxis and urban fleets can speed decarbonisation – Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mónica Vidal, Public Policy and Climate Governance Director, ECODES & Francisco Ferreira, President of the Board, ZERO & Olivier Blond, Director, Respire Electrification of high-mileage vehicles can speed decarbonisation. City-focused public-private dialogues can identify unique cross-sector solutions. Commitments […]

Recovery and Resilience Facility: Hungary submits official recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has received an official recovery and resilience plan from Hungary. This plan sets out the reforms and investment projects that Hungary plans to implement with the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The RRF is the key instrument at the […]

State aid: Commission approves €1.9 billion Czech scheme to support companies in context of coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved an approximately € 1.9 billion (CZK 50 billion) Czech scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Many […]

These 3 countries are 3D-printing new homes

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 By 2030, three billion people will need improved housing. That means building 96,000 new homes every day. 3D-printing technology can create high-quality homes in a fraction of the time and cost of […]