Future fit: 3 ways fashion can be more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jemi Laclé, Project Manager, Data and Analytics, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group & Jharonne Martis, Director, Consumer Research, Thomson Reuters The fashion industry and the international development arena seem worlds apart. One is focused on […]

Kenya wants to run entirely on green energy by 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Kenya’s president has announced plans to move the country to 100% green energy by 2020, as it scales up renewable investment. With an eye on sustainable development, President Uhuru Kenyatta aims to help […]

Business is stepping up its fight against climate change. This is how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Change, World Economic Forum An open letter, sent today by the Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, is significant for two reasons. Firstly, with 50 global CEOs running organizations with a combined annual […]

The Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050*

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for all. The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing into realistic technological solutions, […]

This Norwegian cruise line plans to power its ships with rotting fish

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Norway, land of the midnight sun, with its rugged coastline and fjords, is renowned as one of the pioneers of environmentalism. The Scandinavian country’s capital, Oslo, has been named European Green Capital […]

Finland is a world leader in clean energy. Here’s what’s driving its success

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Finland uses a lot less fossil fuel than most countries. But it still has a lot to do to hit its ambitious green energy targets. The country’s commitment to biofuels is one […]

Fertilisers/cadmium: Parliament and Council negotiators reach provisional deal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New rules easing access to the EU single market for fertilisers made from organic or recycled materials and setting limits for cadmium were agreed on Tuesday. Internal Market Committee rapporteur, Mihai Ţurcanu (EPP, RO), said: “I am pleased that today we finally reached a […]

Destroying nuclear waste to create clean energy? It can be done

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Franklin Servan-Schreiber, Senior Associate, Earthmind If not for long-term radioactive waste, then nuclear power would be the ultimate “green” energy. The alternative to uranium is thorium, a radioactive ore whose natural decay is responsible for half of our […]

Why are wildfires getting worse?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content California is currently in the grips of its deadliest wildfire while two others rage, in what has been its worst wildfire year on record. The Camp wildfire in the north of the US state […]

Superconductors: the miracle materials powering an energy revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchitra Sebastian, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge Imagine a world where ultra-fast levitating trains zip between destinations, where wind energy from the North Sea and solar energy from the Sahara power the electric […]

How to end overfishing in the global South

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rupert Howes, Chief executive, Marine Stewardship Council The global leaders who gathered Bali for the annual Our Ocean Conference had much to discuss, and even more to do. Our ocean has never been more vital, nor so threatened. […]

This woman solved one of the biggest problems facing green energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Most of us take electricity for granted. We expect the lights to come on when we flip a switch, to boil the kettle, and to charge our phones whenever we need. But while power failures […]

What the Amazon rain forest tells us about globalization

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Media Lead, US and Industries, World Economic Forum Can globalization and the fight against climate change co-exist? Or is the environment doomed to suffer as people fly, goods are shipped, and agriculture and industry tap international […]

Where EU air pollution is deadliest

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content Deadly pollution is not a problem that is consigned to the developing world. As new data from the European Environment Agency shows, it’s a significant issue in Europe as well. Across the 28 EU […]

How ducks are helping Bangladeshi farmers cope with cyclones

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Each year tropical cyclones bring floods and high winds that wreak havoc on coastal communities in Bangladesh. Crops are ruined, homes are destroyed and farm animals swept out to sea, wiping out the […]

Amsterdam is developing a fleet of autonomous boats to reduce city traffic

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Would you ride on a driverless boat? Perhaps it could take you to work? Or collect your garbage? Or deliver your Friday night takeaway? In Amsterdam, where 25% of the city surface is water, autonomous floating […]

How sustainable infrastructure can help us fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amal-Lee Amin, Chief of the Climate Change Division, Inter-American Development Bank & Graham Watkins, Principal Environmental Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank In October, a climate change report struck like a bolt of lightning. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

Endocrine disruptors: A strategy for the future that protects EU citizens and the environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission has adopted a Communication, confirming its commitment to protecting citizens and the environment from hazardous chemicals. The Communication also outlines how the Commission intends to ensure that the EU approach remains the most modern and fit-for-purpose in the world. The Communication […]

This billion-dollar campaign wants to protect 30% of the planet by 2030

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content When the world gathers in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh later this month for the biennial conference of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, how well we’re protecting the planet will be in the […]

Is the energy industry meeting its sustainability goals?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francois Austin, Partner, Oliver Wyman The energy industry was vastly different 20 years ago, when two colleagues and I founded a consultancy which advised global oil and gas companies. Our work was primarily focused on reducing operational risks […]

Shenzhen just made all its buses electric, and taxis are next

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content Shenzhen in China is the world’s first major city to run an entirely electric bus fleet. Some 16,000 buses in the city are electric. And its taxi fleet isn’t far behind. Over […]

How much is nature worth? $125 trillion, according to this report

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Plummeting wildlife populations have become a stark reminder that the planet and its resources are under tremendous pressure. Between 1970 and 2014, there has been a 60% fall in the numbers of […]

EU invests in green projects and bans single-use plastics while climate change requires more to be done

It was last Thursday when the European Commission approved a 243 million euros package for LIFE programme projects which will improve the environment and reduce carbon emissions. This action enhances the EU climate position ahead of the COP24 in December and may have substantial influence to the rest of the parties. Apart from that, the […]

The 5 biggest challenges cities will face in the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chan Heng Chee, Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) & Harvey Neo, Consultant, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) The UN […]

Tackling water scarcity: 4 ways to pull H20 out of thin air

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer You may remember studying the water cycle at school, following the path from oceans and rivers to the atmosphere and back again. Image: UK Met Office While clouds are the most visible form of water […]

India is building a high-tech sustainable city from scratch

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Skyscrapers, high-rise apartments, neon signs and congested roads. These are a few things that might spring to mind when you think about a modern city. Many of the world’s major conurbations are organically grown sprawls […]

Reform of road use charges to spur cleaner transport and ensure fairness

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU countries imposing time-based road use charges will need to switch to distance-based ones for trucks and buses from 2023, and vans from end of 2027, under draft rules adopted today. The draft rules aim to help meet EU emission reduction targets for the […]

LIFE Programme: Member States to benefit from quarter of a billion euros of investments in environment, nature and climate action

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved an investment package of €243 million from the EU budget for projects under the LIFE programme supporting nature, the environment and quality of life in Europe’s transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The EU funding under the […]

Can green bonds help us manage climate risk?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Wong, Partner, Affirmative Investment Management Partners Limited (AIM) At 79 degrees north, the northernmost permanent human settlement and gateway to the North Pole, Ny-Ålesund is a leading centre for international Arctic scientific research and environmental monitoring. It […]

This is what a smart city should do for its people

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zeynep Bodur Okyay, President and CEO, Kale Group We are living through interesting times. As Dickens might put it, it is perhaps the best of times for tech companies. The digital revolution is mind-blowing. But for most people, […]