Here’s a simple and fair way to end corporate tax abuse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Cobham, Chief Executive, Tax Justice Network (TJN) Current proposals to tackle tax abuse are complex and unequal. A minimum effective tax rate will reallocate undertaxed profits with substantial benefits for non tax-havens. With a single rule for […]

Why private capital is the key to unlocking carbon capture at scale

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Namita Vikas Founder and Managing Partner, AuctusESG & Sourajit Aiyer, Vice President, Sustainable Finance & ESG, AuctusESG Fossil fuels will still account for two-thirds of the global energy mix by 2030. Clean energy strategies must take this into […]

5 facts you might not know about why forest biodiversity matters

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 March 3 is World Wildlife Day and this year’s theme is Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet. Up to 350 million people living in or near forests rely on their ecosystem […]

This country is restarting air travel. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO, National Aviation Services The resumption of air travel will depend on the development of digital apps to manage transparent testing and vaccine data. The State of Kuwait is already using three tech solutions that […]

The developing world must get ready to adapt its trade to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, UNCTAD • In the absence of adaptation, developing countries stand to be hit the hardest by trade losses due to climate change. • They must enact adaptation measures to ensure ‘trade-climate readiness’. • Such […]

Record numbers of people in the UK have applied to study nursing

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 More than 60,000 people in the UK have applied to study nursing. The US needs an additional 176,000 new nurses per year. Nurses all over the world remain poorly paid in comparison […]

Getting in on the ground floor: how street-level lots could reinvigorate the post-COVID city

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT – Department of Urban Studies and Planning & Manfredi Catella, CEO, COIMA • Changing patterns in home and office use following the pandemic are interlinked. • Ground-floor spaces are crucial in maintaining the vibrancy […]

The invisible L word: the struggles to achieve SRHR, as HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment for lesbian population

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mbaama Millicent Marian, a Ghanaian who lives and schools medicine in Ukraine. She is currently in her 3rd year at Sumy State University.. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Union of Equality: European Commission presents Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission presents an ambitious Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030 to ensure their full participation in society, on an equal basis with others in the EU and beyond, in line with the Treaty on the Functioning of the […]

4 ways to improve trade rules and support climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeroen Ouwehand, Global Senior Partner, Clifford Chance& Matthew Layton, Global Managing Partner, Clifford Chance Climate change goals require urgent global action – drawing on the brightest minds and the latest clean technology. To support this, governments must introduce […]

Scientists say this ‘super plant’ could help soak up pollution on busy roads

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 4.2 million premature deaths were caused by polluted air. 91% of people breathe air below WHO quality guidelines. A UK study has found a plant that could help cut pollution levels. The […]

Your diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are missing the point. Here’s how to fix them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Garkay Wong, Hartley McMaster Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are crucial to our pandemic response but have been among the first to be cut; Minorities and the economically vulnerable have suffered the most from the virus and […]

Why we must reimagine capacity building to strengthen education after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yifei Yan, LSE Fellow in Social Policy, London School of Economics & Kidjie Saguin, PhD candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore The efforts to sustain global education during the COVID-19 pandemic suggest […]

For climate policies to stay on track we must prepare for transition risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aengus Collins, Deputy Director and Head of Policy, EPFL International Risk Governance Center & Rainer Sachs, Founder, Sachs Institute 2021 could be a pivotal year for climate policy as a growing number of countries and companies increase their […]

How improved data could boost humanitarian investment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Garrett-Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd and Chair, Clean Air Fund & Helen Alderson Reat Noch, Director, Financial Resources and Logistics, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) The number of people in need […]

Challenges that surround the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mahek Majid Rather, a medical student from Pakistan. 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 on the topic, […]

State aid: Commission approves Danish support for Thor offshore wind farm project

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Danish support for the Thor offshore wind farm project, which will be located in the Danish part of the North Sea. The measure will help Denmark increase its share of electricity produced from renewable […]

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into compensation for early closure of lignite-fired power plants in Germany

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether German plans to compensate lignite-fired power plants for phasing out earlier than foreseen are in line with EU State aid rules. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The phase-out […]

Commission supports reform projects in Member States for more jobs and sustainable growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission approved 226 projects in all 27 Member States that will support their efforts in designing and implementing national reforms to enhance growth. These support actions are delivered in the framework of the Technical Support Instrument (TSI) and will have a total […]

Sex education: the application of sexual and reproductive rights in the fight against HIV

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rebeca Feitosa Dória Alves and Renata Carvalho Almeida, currently two third year medical student at Universidade Tiradentes, in Aracaju/Sergipe, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

A 5-step guide to scale responsible AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum & Danny Lange, Vice-President, AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies Deploying AI at scale will remain problematic until companies engage in a fundamental change to become […]

Getting in on the ground floor: how street-level lots could reinvigorate the post-COVID city

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT – Department of Urban Studies and Planning & Manfredi Catella, CEO, COIMA • Changing patterns in home and office use following the pandemic are interlinked. • Ground-floor spaces are crucial in maintaining the vibrancy […]

Why the UK government must do more to boost green revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Cridland, Chairman, Transport for the North and the Home Group & Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources UK government must develop a policy framework and supporting infrastructure for green innovation, […]

Hurdles in the way of vaccinating one and all against COVID-19-reviewing the challenges for vaccination against COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Meghna Visariya, a first-year medical student at Grant Government medical college, Mumbai, India. She has completed her schooling in Mumbai, India. 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 […]

Inadequate SRHR Education or Inadequate Infrastructure: Which is the Limiting Factor?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Neha Kasaravalli, a 22 year old Medical Student at the University of Manchester, UK and the National Liaison Officer for the Standing Committee for Medical Education between the UK and IFMSA She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

The EU and Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement enters into force

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 1 March 2021, the European Union-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) will enter into force. It has now been ratified by the Republic of Armenia, all EU Member States and the European Parliament. This represents an important milestone for EU-Armenia relations. This […]

The next decade is critical for the climate. Here’s how the circular economy can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Ishii, Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo Net zero cannot be achieved by decarbonizing the energy sector alone. Circularity is needed to tackle climate goals within the next decade. Many of our environmental calamities – […]

New EU energy labels applicable from 1 March 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To help EU consumers cut their energy bills and carbon footprint, a brand new version of the widely-recognised EU energy label will be applicable in all shops and online retailers from Monday, 1 March 2021. The new labels will initially apply to four product […]

The Unspoken COVID-19 Vaccine Challenges — Distribution and Corruption

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mbaama Millicent Marian, a Ghanaian who lives and schools medicine in Ukraine. She is currently in her 3rd year at Sumy State University.. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Tourism MEPs advocate common criteria for safe and clean travel

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU criteria for safe and clean tourism, including a common vaccination certificate, should be a part of a new EU strategy on sustainable tourism, said MEPs. The draft resolution on establishing an EU strategy for sustainable tourism, adopted by Transport and Tourism Committee on […]

Tigray conflict: Joint Statement by HR/VP Borrell and Commissioner Lenarčič on massacres in Axum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission and Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, issued the following Joint Statement: “Amnesty International issued a report today on atrocities that took place in Axum, Ethiopia, in November […]

Commission initiates an investigation to decide whether to prolong the steel safeguard measure

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has initiated an investigation to assess whether the safeguard measure currently in place on imports of certain steel products should be prolonged beyond 30 June 2021. The initiation of this investigation follows a duly substantiated request received from twelve EU Member […]

Building a Climate-Resilient Future – A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must […]