How the winners of the latest Earthshot Prize will scale environmental solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ewan Thomson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Whether it’s using seaweed as an alternative to plastic, providing cleaner burning stoves, or turning CO2 into rock, human ingenuity is providing practical solutions to help the world reach net-zero emissions. And five […]

Fit for 55: Deal on carbon sinks goal will increase EU 2030 climate target

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and EU countries agreed to increase the EU carbon sinks target for the land use and forestry sector, which increases the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target to 57%. On Thursday night, Parliament and Council negotiators reached a provisional agreement on the third […]

The space economy is booming. What benefits can it bring to Earth?

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 The space race began as a competition between two superpowers, but there are now 90 nations operating in space. Another change since man first landed on the moon in 1969 is that […]

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 […]

Earth Day: What is it, when is it and why is it important?

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 Earth Day is one of the biggest environmental protest movements on the planet. It began in 1970 and takes place every year on 22 April. Around 1 billion people from more than 190 […]

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 […]

Earth is reaching its best-by date. Better food processing and packaging can help restore its health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lars Holmquist, Executive Vice-President, Sustainability & Communications, Tetra Pak The world currently wastes one-third of all food produced. The food processing and packaging industry can contribute to the transformation of food systems. Food packaging can adopt many approaches […]

This AI technique could use a digital version of Earth to help fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicolas Hohn, Analytics Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Oliver Fleming, Analytics Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company & Roxanne Zhang, Data Science Consultant, McKinsey & Company An AI technique called reinforcement learning could help us solve some of the […]

These striking visuals show how rising temperatures are affecting the Earth

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 & Gill Cassar, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum 2020 was the hottest year on record, having risen to 1.2°C above the level at the end of the 19th century. A new series […]

New Commission Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation to further strengthen evidence-based policymaking

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has launched a Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation, to maximise the use of knowledge generated from Earth Observation, in particular from the European Copernicus Programme, in EU policymaking. The ultimate goal of the Centre is to support the efficient implementation of the […]

This man is helping explorers carry out scientific research at the ends of the Earth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Adventure Scientists co-opts adventure travellers to do scientific research. Mountain and ocean adventurers get to places scientists can’t. Modern explorers help tackle bigger challenges. For the great explorers of the 19th […]

9 climate tipping points pushing Earth to the point of no return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world could be heading toward tipping points in the climate system. In an interconnected climate system, passing one tipping point may trigger a cascade of irreversible changes. As the world continues […]

The eyes of Brazil and the world turn to the largest rainforest and largest biodiversity reserve on Earth #PrayForAmazonia.

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bárbara Okabaiasse Luizeti, a 20 years old third year medical student from Brazil. She 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 the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Europeans are living beyond Earth’s means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content If everyone consumed at the same rate as the average European, we would need a planet three times the size of Earth. EU residents are using the world’s resources faster than it can replenish them. […]

3 reasons we should all care about biodiversity

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 The total number of animals has halved since the 1970s in what some scientists have termed the start of Earth’s sixth mass extinction. Seismic eruptions, ice ages, continental collision and asteroid impact are […]

Why the foundations of the modern world are costing the earth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content One material has transformed the planet more than any other. Not plastic. Not steel. But concrete. It is literally the foundation of the modern world – even when our homes aren’t built from […]

Earth already has a perfect recycling system. So why not use it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Rogers, CEO, Apeel Sciences We live at a crossroads, both for humankind and our planet. Will we find a way to walk a sustainable path, or will we stand outside the laws of nature, imperiling the planet and […]

Can technology save life on Earth?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity Biological diversity is the “infrastructure” that supports life on our planet: the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink are only possible as long […]