What meat consumption has brought to the environment and how herbal diets can help human health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Luíza Santos Rocha Pinto, a fourth year medical student at the State University of the Southwest of Bahia (UESB) in Vitória da Conquista, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Why poorer people suffer more from climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lincy Gonçalves Trevizan de Castro, a 22 years old medical student at the third year of studies. 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 […]

Climate Change : An Already Health Emergency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Baghfar, a second year medical student at Hadhramout University College of Medicine (HUCOM), Yemen.   He 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 […]

The road ahead to building a more sustainable world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) “The Garden of Eden is no more”, Sir David Attenborough told Davos 2019 as he delivered his verdict on the destruction that humanity has inflicted on the natural world. Sir David […]

Scientists in Sweden are studying the climate-cooling effects of spruce forests

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 Scientists are exploring whether coniferous trees might help to counter the effects of global warming. Deep in Sweden’s spruce forests researchers from Lund University are studying the cooling qualities of organic compounds called terpenes, […]

Polluted lungs: health in the center of environment discussion

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amany Gonçalves Robaina, a 21 years old and medicine student at Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), in Blumenau, Santa Catarina – 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 […]

12 ways the tech sector can help save the climate in 12 years

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johan Falk, Senior Innovation Fellow, Future Earth and Stockholm Resilience Centre & Owen Gaffney, Co-founder, Future Earth Media Lab Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis At Davos 2019, 16-year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told business […]

Thousands of Belgian schoolchildren have gone on strike to protest climate change

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 There’s nothing new about children skipping school. But when they do it in their thousands, and all for the same cause, then it’s time to pay attention. On 31 January, tens of […]

Health is nothing but the main consequence of climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sofia Schmitt Schlindwein, a second-year medicine student at the Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), in 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 […]

The world’s e-waste is a huge problem. It’s also a golden opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) & Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Humankind’s insatiable demand for electronic devices is creating the world’s fastest-growing waste stream. Some forms are growing exponentially. The United Nations calls it a […]

The Impact of climates changes in health: a problem for all of us

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hiolanda Piler, currently a graduate of the sixth period of Medicine of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF-GV). 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 […]

Why income inequality is bad for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, President, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation In recent decades, income inequality has increased in almost all OECD countries. The average income of the richest 10% of the population today is about nine times as high as the […]

What’s really driving corporate climate action?

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice President, Energy Management Business, Schneider Electric The theme of Globalization 4.0 at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos brings together the current digital revolution and its growing integration among people, companies and […]

Why a healthy planet and a healthy economy go hand-in-hand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity We need to understand the nature and gravity of the collective crisis that now confronts human civilization if we are to answer the questions it poses. If we do not […]

CO2 can be a valuable raw material, not just a climate killer. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Markus Steilemann, Chief Executive Officer, Covestro The world is off track on climate action, with global warming heading towards 3°C this century, according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We used to think […]

These countries are pioneering hydrogen power

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 Renewable energy pioneers on the Scottish Orkney Islands are aiming to launch the world’s first seagoing ferries powered by hydrogen. The project represents just one application for a fuel that has the potential to […]

How Abu Dhabi found a way to grow vegetables in 40-degree heat

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Could you grow your lunch in an old shipping container? One that’s situated in 40-degree desert heat? A project underway in Abu Dhabi aims to encourage people to do just that – pairing old shipping containers […]

How each country’s share of global CO2 emissions changes over time

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 While it’s still technically possible to limit global warming to within the limits set by the Paris Agreement, rising carbon emissions present a grave threat to the planet. Less than 200 years ago there […]

The Dead Sea is drying up, and these two countries have a plan to save it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Can you pump water out of one sea to fill another? It may sound crazy, but plans are afoot to make it a reality. While the World Bank has called the plan to fill the Dead […]

The shrinking Arctic ice protects us all. It’s time to act

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julienne Stroeve, Canada C-150 Chair, University of Manitoba, Canada & Gail Whiteman, Director, Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Lancaster University & Jeremy Wilkinson, Sea Ice Physicist, British Antarctic Survey Each January many of us think about what old […]

Jellyfish are taking over the world – and climate change could be to blame

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 For 500 million years, jellyfish have been part of the maritime ecosystem, but now they’re poised to take over the earth. They have no brain, no eyes, no spine, not even blood, but […]

We need to bin disposable items for good. Here are 5 ways to do it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Szaky, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TerraCycle Single-use products and packaging are convenient and affordable – and causing a growing waste crisis. Scientists have been alarmed to discover plastic pieces in locations far removed from human populations, such […]

Chart of the day: These countries have the largest carbon footprints

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henry Bewicke, Formative Content How much CO₂ does your country emit per capita (person)? And how does it compare with the rest of the world? This chart by Statista highlights the enormous variations between the major world economies in […]

This 12-year-old built an underwater robot to fight plastic pollution

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 An underwater robot that’s the brainchild of a 12-year-old girl from Massachusetts could be deployed someday in the war against marine plastic pollution. One of the 30 finalists in the Broadcom MASTERS competition […]

The COP24 Agreement: Yes, it happened at last

On the first day of 2019 we choose to commence our unique media race with an exquisite iSting article written by one of our loyal contributors, Dr. Upadhyay. This article was exclusively written for the European Sting by one of our passionate readers Dr Animesh Upadhyay. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s […]

Finland has a new eco-fashion line – clothes made from trees

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 Whether they like it or not, the clothes worn by royalty and first ladies sometimes get more column inches than the causes they support – think Meghan Markle’s wedding dress and Melania Trump’s […]

Parliament and Council agree drastic cuts to plastic pollution of environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under plans provisionally agreed between Parliament and Council, on Wednesday. Lead MEP Frédérique Ries (ALDE, BE) said: “Citizens expected only one thing from the European Union, that […]

EU deal on electricity market rules to benefit both consumers and environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The creation of a genuine EU electricity market to better integrate renewable energy was provisionally agreed between MEPs and EU member states on Tuesday. An overhaul of EU electricity market rules was informally agreed to tackle barriers to cross-border trade of electricity and create […]

Anti-vaccination: a private choice leading to collective outcomes

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Maha Mezouar is a 2nd year medical student in Marrakech, Morocco. 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 neither IFMSA’s nor […]

What just happened? 5 themes from the COP24 climate talks in Poland

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Change, World Economic Forum The outcomes from a challenging two weeks of negotiations at this year’s climate conference (the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, aka […]

Sweden’s forests have doubled in size over the last 100 years

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content Sweden is a land of trees. More than 70% of its landscape is covered by forest and in less than 100 years, Sweden’s forest assets have doubled. Yet this is also a country […]

This is the world’s greenest football club – and you’ve probably never even heard of it

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 They might not have won the FA Cup – or even be in the Premier League – but UK football team Forest Green Rovers has been honoured by the UN for being as […]

Increased levels of carbon dioxide could reduce brainpower, study finds

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 Climate change could affect our ability to think, according to new research that found a link between rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and reduced cognitive abilities in humans. Scientists at University College London (UCL) […]