COP26 outcomes aren’t satisfying, but they should leave us hopeful. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate Action; Deputy Head, Platform for Public Goods, World Economic Forum The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November gathered global leaders from government, business and civil society to drive progress for climate action. The […]

France, Germany, UK, US and EU launch ground-breaking International Just Energy Transition Partnership with South Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The governments of South Africa, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, along with the European Union, have today announced a new ambitious, long-term Just Energy Transition Partnership to support South Africa’s decarbonisation efforts. The Partnership aims to accelerate the […]

As the world gathers for COP26, here’s how leaders can dispel ESG confusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Colas, Partner; Vice-Chairman, Financial Services, Americas, Oliver Wyman Group (MMC) The true litmus test of net-zero proposals at COP26 will be the degree to which the public and private sectors commit to agree on priorities and determine […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: second Plenary session concludes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Saturday 23 October, the second Conference Plenary meeting took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg to discuss citizens’ contributions. The 80 representatives of the European Citizens’ Panels took their seats as Members of the Plenary and discussions focused on citizens’ contributions from: […]

Alexei Navalny awarded the European Parliament’s 2021 Sakharov Prize

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs have awarded Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny the European Parliament’s 2021 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Parliament Vice-President Heidi Hautala announced the 2021 laureate in the Strasbourg plenary chamber on Wednesday afternoon, following an earlier decision by the Conference […]

How steel is proving a critical component in transport’s journey to net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, AB Volvo Radical decarbonization is possible if the steel, transport and infrastructure industries work together. Hydrogen has the potential to deliver far-reaching change, replacing fossil fuels in everything from steel production to transportation. […]

How steel is proving a critical component in transport’s journey to net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Keohane Williamson, Chief Executive Officer, FCLT Global Radical decarbonization is possible if the steel, transport and infrastructure industries work together. Hydrogen has the potential to deliver far-reaching change, replacing fossil fuels in everything from steel production to […]

Climate change: raise global ambitions to achieve strong outcome at COP26

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment Committee calls on all countries to implement a green recovery and increase their 2030 climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Ahead of the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021, on Tuesday the […]

Why being humble is so important in the world of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Seckler, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Strategy, ESCP Business School Recent research shows that people who effectively learn from mistakes share one common characteristic: humility. Humble people see value in errors and the information that they provide for […]

The COVID-19 pandemic in data visualizations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Berkley, Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum & John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum It’s been roughly a year-and-a-half since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. The World Economic Forum has been tracing […]

What would it take to make AI ‘greener’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Khatry, Managing Director, AI Ethics, DataRobot, Ted Kwartler, VP, Trusted AI, DataRobot, Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and […]

Energy Transition: Commission announces three Energy Compacts at UN High-Level Dialogue in New York

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy this week in New York, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson presented three Energy Compacts, in partnership with the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency. […]

Common charger: a long-awaited proposal requested by Parliament

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Over the last decade, Parliament has urged the Commission to table a proposal on a common charger to tackle e-waste and make life easier for consumers. The European Parliament and its Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee have been insisting on a common charger […]

Colombia: EU and Colombia today open a new chapter to strengthen bilateral relations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and Colombia agreed on a “Memorandum of Understanding on an Agenda of enhanced political and sectoral dialogue and cooperation for the next decade”, signed by High Representative Josep Borrell and the Vice-President and Foreign Minister of Colombia, Marta Lucía Ramírez in […]

This is how Singapore is preparing for the future of work

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 Ensuring workers have the skills they need for the jobs of the future is vital. Singapore has prioritized resources in education and lifelong learning to ensure workers have fullfilling careers. Collaboration between multiple […]

Small and growing businesses make the biggest impact on economies, and they need more support

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Austin Mwape, Board Chairperson, Absa Bank Zambia Plc and National Advisory Board for Impact Investment Zambia, Hamdiya Ismaila, General Manager, Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund, Diana Guzman, Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, World Economic Forum & Drew von […]

How to harness the energy of social innovators for an inclusive recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Maria Inés Martin, Selections, Community and Impact Lead, […]

EU announces additional €119.5 million support to democracy and human rights for 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the 2021 International Democracy Week, the European Union has announced five actions worth €119.5 million to boost the strong European support to democracy and human rights around the world in 2021. Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen said: “Sustainable development and equal opportunities […]

Poland: attacks on media freedom and the EU legal order need to stop

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Adding to a long list of concerns on the state of EU values in Poland, MEPs denounce the latest attempts to silence critical voices and undermine the primacy of EU law. In a resolution adopted on Thursday with 502 votes in favour, 149 against, […]

European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA): Getting ready for future health emergencies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is launching the European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to health emergencies. HERA will anticipate threats and potential health crises, through intelligence gathering and building the necessary response capacities. When an emergency […]

State aid: Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for Hungary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Hungary’s map for granting regional aid from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2027. The Hungarian regional aid map is among the first maps approved by the Commission within the framework of the revised […]

International Day of Democracy: Joint statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Vice-President Dubravka Šuica

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Whether you care about climate change, jobs, the economy, or racial and social justice, your voice will only be heard and your vote will only count if you live in a democracy. However, European citizens’ trust in democracy cannot and should not ever be […]

Same-sex marriages and partnerships should be recognised across the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU should lift all obstacles facing LGBTIQ people when exercising their basic rights, say MEPs. In a resolution on the rights of LGBTIQ persons in the EU (adopted with 387 votes in favour, 161 against and 123 abstaining), the European Parliament emphasises that […]

State aid: Commission approves €3 billion French scheme to provide debt and capital support to companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, French plans to set up a €3 billion fund that will invest through debt, hybrid and equity instruments in companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary […]

How to build safe, equitable and sustainable transportation systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesse Levinson CTO and Co-Founder, Zoox Transportation systems traditionally favour suburban, upwardly mobile users over those from lower-income groups and neighbourhoods. Emerging technology – AI in particular – can help to address this issue. Safe, equitable transportation is […]

State aid: Commission concludes Italian loans worth €900 million to Alitalia are illegal aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has concluded that two State loans for an amount of €900 million, granted by Italy to Alitalia in 2017, are illegal under EU State aid rules. Italy must therefore recover the illegal State aid, plus interest, from Alitalia. Executive Vice-President Margrethe […]

We need to bridge the education gap for refugees, says new UNHCR report 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR) From 2018 to 2020, almost a million children were born as refugees. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 1.6 billion learners have been affected by the closure […]

How to build smart, zero carbon buildings – and why it matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clay Nesler, Global Lead, Buildings and Energy, World Resources Institute & Khee Poh Lam, Dean, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore & Bertrand Lasternas, Associate Director – Energy Manager, National University of Singapore Buildings represent […]

What does the future hold for quantum computing? Experts explain

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 A World Economic Forum issue briefing on quantum computing explored the technology, where it’s come from and where it’s heading. Experts from academia and industry discussed the challenges, next steps and where we […]

Forest wildfires could actually help combat climate change. Here’s how

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 Warming temperatures are drying forests and increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires. But there are good and bad wildfires, explains Jad Daley, President and CEO of American Forests. Some wildfires help […]

How the media could help end stigma around HIV

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 Over half of citizens in some countries express prejudice against people with HIV. A new study says the media has a key role to play in fighting the stigma of HIV. Showing […]

Women in leadership: shattering the glass ceiling

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Vivian Waissmann Lederman and Mr. Luis Othavio da Rocha Pavaneli, two Brazilian second year medical studenta at Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

How personalizing sustainable investments can shape the future of finance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Smiles Former Group Managing Director, UBS Wealth Management & Rodrigo Tavares Founder and President, Granito Group Despite retail investors being interested in sustainability issues, few are investing money with this in mind. Principal barriers to investment in […]