We need to rethink the way we heat ourselves. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gerard Reid, Founder and Partner, Alexa Capital Half of our total energy consumption globally is used for the production of heat – for our homes, industrial purposes other applications. Most of this heat comes from the burning of fossil […]

How businesses can navigate a global economic slowdown

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, CEO, AlixPartners Warning signs of a potential slowdown in the global economy are multiplying. These include the sustained inversion of the US Treasury yield curve and declines in manufacturing in Germany, Japan, and the United States, among […]

These are the challenges facing India’s most sacred river

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 Ganges is a lifeline for the people of India, spiritually and economically. On its journey from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, it supports fishermen, farmers and an abundance of wildlife. […]

A seafood fraud investigation DNA tested fish sold in the US. Here’s what they found

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 Here’s a fishy riddle. Question: when is a sea bass not a sea bass? Answer: when it’s a giant perch. That’s the conclusion of a recent study on fish sold to consumers in […]

Germany is trying to rescue its fabled forests from climate change

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 Germany’s forests are in a bad way. Two summers of extreme heat and a plague of pests and timber diseases have reduced their area by the equivalent of 200,000 football fields. Now the […]

If the Current Situation in Hong Kong Arose in the West

This article was written for The European Sting by a Chinese Visiting Scholar in Europe, Mr. Eric Wu. The opinions expressed herewith reflect exclusively the writer’s views. Some Western countries have recently closely watched the situation in Hong Kong. Quite a few politicians and media outlets have made their comments. What is on earth happening? It is […]

Relieving the suffering of dying: Home Palliative Care as a spiritual coping strategy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Julyana de Souza Araujo, a third-year medical student at IESVAP. 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, nor […]

LGBTQI+ and medicine: are we prepared to deliver dignified and non-discriminatory health care?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Júlia Carolina Esteves de França, a 19 year-old medical student from Joinville, 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 on […]

5 ways to be a better humanitarian

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Annemieke Tsike-Sossah, Acting Refugee Livelihoods Programme Manager, IKEA Foundation World Humanitarian Day offers an opportunity to take stock of where the world stands on addressing humanitarian issues and highlight lessons for how to improve in the future. Here are […]

Last year, this coral reef was teeming with life. Now it’s dying – and it’s up to us to save it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raquel Peixoto, Associate Professor – Molecular Microbial Ecology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse places on the planet. Like rainforests, they are teeming with species that live symbiotically with one another. They […]

Blockchain is not a magic bullet for security. Can it be trusted?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrien Ogée, Project Lead, Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum & Dominique Guinard, Founder, chief technology officer, EVRYTHNG Up to 10% of global GDP could be stored on blockchains by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. From product identifiers, […]

These 5 foods are under threat from climate change

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 As climate change warms the planet, unstable weather patterns and shifting seasons are disrupting how crops grow. Food producers face uncertainty as droughts, floods and storms become more frequent and rising temperatures lead […]

This warehouse is one of the world’s greenest industrial buildings

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 With its futuristic curved design and daylight-infused interior it doesn’t look like a typical warehouse. But the NewLogic III building, an office and warehouse space on the outskirts of the Dutch city of […]

OK computer: why the machine age still needs humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prasad Akella, Founder and CEO, Drishti Tony has worked in the same automotive plant in north-west Ohio, US, for nearly two decades. During that time, he moved from a part-time line associate on the third shift to a line […]

The racial wealth gap in the US is affecting its citizens and its economy – this is how

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 The US has spent the past century expanding its economic power. As it has grown, so too has the wealth of American families. But not everyone has benefitted, according to a new report. […]

Voice tech and the question of trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robb Henzi, Vice President NY, sparks & honey, Omnicom Group & Amie Stepanovich, Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado, Boulde & Jennifer Lynch, Director, Surveillance Litigation, Electronic Frontier Foundation Voice technology is becoming more ubiquitous, integrating into tools […]

India’s strategy in space is changing. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lyons, Senior Adviser, Emerging Technologies, Lapa Capital & Riad Hartani, Co-Founder, Xona Partners Half a century after humans first walked on the Moon, space is still as much about scientific discovery as it is about strategic competition. As […]

This lethal fungus is threatening to wipe out the world’s bananas

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 A deadly fungus almost killed off one of the world’s most popular varieties of banana in the middle of the last century. Now, a new strain is again devastating plantations across the globe. […]

How 5G can connect the affordable homes of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fanyu Lin, CEO, Fluxus LLC & Michael Gallagher, Business Innovation & Strategy Executive Advisor, Fluxus LLC “2019 will be a critical year in the evolution of 5G as global roll-out pilots will shape the landscape and specifications will start […]

The Japanese have a word to help them be less wasteful – ‘mottainai’

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 The Japanese have a word for the sense of regret they feel when something valuable is wasted: ‘mottainai’ (もったいない). It can be translated as “don’t waste anything worthy” or “what a waste”, and […]

Indonesia is buzzing with entrepreneurial spirit. And others in ASEAN aren’t far behind

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 The Japanese have a word for the sense of regret they feel when something valuable is wasted: ‘mottainai’ (もったいない). It can be translated as “don’t waste anything worthy” or “what a waste”, and […]

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Event Updates for 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA”

Sponsored content August, 14, 2019, Atlanta: The GSMA provided further updates for the upcoming MWC19 Los Angeles, including recently confirmed high-profile keynote speakers, new programs and events, and additional exhibitors and partners. MWC19 will take place October 22-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Event registration is now open. “This year’s MWC Los Angeles event […]

This farmer is saving the jungle by growing food in it

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 “My dream is to create a sustainable farm, this is my work.” Alexander Retana is a farmer with a different kind of farm. His – where he grows around 22 different crops from bananas […]

rescEU assets mobilised to help Greece fight devastating forest fires

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request for assistance from Greece on 13 August 2019, rescEU assets have been mobilised to tackle forest fires ravaging several areas of Greece. As an immediate response, the European Union has already helped to mobilise 3 forest fighting planes from rescEU reserve […]

Sustainable development funding is broken. Here’s how to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an urgent call for action to end poverty and reduce inequality, while protecting our planet, […]

5 challenges for government adoption of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julian Torres Santeli, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Manager at Deloitte Canada’s AI practice & Sabine Gerdon, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Senior Policy Adviser at the UK’s Office for Artificial […]

The UN has a 17-point plan to save the world. So how’s it doing?

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 In 2015, the United Nations wrote a to-do list to address the world’s biggest problems – designed to tackle everything from poverty to the oceans – and lift people up by 2030 without […]

The world needs carbon-neutral flying. Here’s how to bring it one step closer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lauren Uppink, Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries, World Economic Forum & Nikolai Khlystov, Community Lead, Aerospace Industry; Co-Lead, Global Future Council on Space Technologies, World Economic Forum In the year when the Swedish word “flygskam” (flight-shaming) hit […]

July was the hottest month ever – what does that actually mean?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content If it seems like record-breaking temperatures are becoming an everyday occurrence it’s because, right now, they practically are. So far this year, every month has ranked among the four warmest for the month […]

Sustainable investment is on the rise – here’s how to connect the dots

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Brown, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing Initiatives, World Economic Forum Sustainable investing reportedly topped $30 trillion at the start of 2018. This is not only a large sum, but also a 34% increase in two years – […]

Portugal wants its emigrants back – so it’s paying them to return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Chief Sub-Editor, Formative Content Portugal boasts pristine beaches, thousands of hours of annual sunshine and cuisine that includes little custard tarts that are enjoyed far beyond its borders. Despite these attractions, the percentage of its citizens living […]

6 ways least developed countries can participate in the 4IR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us. Drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and blockchain are all shaking up the world as we know […]

EU mobilises €9 million to tackle the food crisis in Haiti

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union has released €9 million in humanitarian aid in response to the deteriorating food and nutrition situation in Haiti. The humanitarian aid will cover the basic food and nutritional needs of more than 130,000 people living in the worst affected areas. ‘For […]