What’s the difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming?

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 risks to our climate of a rise in global temperatures of 2C over pre-industrial levels could make life unbearable for millions of people. While limiting global warming to 1.5C could, for […]

Why we need new rules and tools for cryptocurrencies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simi Siwisa, Head, Group Public Policy, Absa Group Ltd & Steffen Kern, Chief Economist and Head of Risk Analysis, European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA Cryptocurrencies can make international payments more efficient, convenient and secure, while removing the […]

7 ways to boost cyber resilience in the smart building industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henning Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer, Building Products, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG & Alina Matyukhina, Cybersecurity Manager, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG Smart buildings are an important tool in bringing down energy consumption. The technology smart buildings use is vulnerable […]

Market design can help solve global water scarcity. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Milgrom, Professor of Humanities and Sciences, co-founder and Chairman of Auctionomics, Stanford Graduate School of Business & Silvia Console Battilana, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Auctionomics, Stanford University Market design is an economic tool that can […]

Natural climate solutions can help businesses meet climate goals. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dharsono Hartono, Chief Executive Officer, Rimba Makmur Utama & Jesper Nielsen, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) & Joanna Elliott, Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships, Fauna & Flora International UK & Thomas Lingard, Global Director, Climate and Environment, Unilever […]

State aid: Commission approves €30.5 billion French scheme to support production of electricity from renewable energy sources

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a French aid scheme to support renewable electricity production. The measure will help France achieve its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition and will contribute to the European objective of achieving climate neutrality […]

Application of EU Law in 2020: Protecting our agreed rules and shared values during a pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the Annual Report on Monitoring the Application of EU Law, which sets out how the Commission monitored and enforced EU law in 2020, and how the Member States performed in various policy areas. The report takes into account the […]

Brazilian female community and its gender gap

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Joana Tamy Hara, 21 years old, a third year medical student at UniCesumar, Maringá, Brazil and Ms. Gabriela B. Oliveira, 21 years old, a third year medical student at Universidade Positivo, Curitiba, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

From raised fists at the 1968 Olympics to taking the knee: A history of racial justice protests in sport

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 Athletes have been given more freedom to express themselves at this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Two Black athletes were expelled from the 1968 Games after protesting against racial and social injustice on the […]

Mental health: these songs are proven to reduce stress

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 Scientists say listening to music reduces stress and even pain. Last year, 57% of Americans said music helped their mental health, more than watching TV or doing exercise. Researchers have discovered the […]

We can help beat the climate crisis by investing in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund in the US & Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund Ecosystem-based climate solutions have the greatest positive impact both for the planet and for local communities in developing countries. […]

Why the future is bright for drone technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Khaled Abusalem, Chairman of UAV and Robotics , Saudi Aramco & Mansour Alsaleh, Head, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Saudi Arabia & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & Talal Alsedairy, Drones Lead, […]

Mental health: these songs are proven to reduce stress

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 Scientists say listening to music reduces stress and even pain. Last year, 57% of Americans said music helped their mental health, more than watching TV or doing exercise. Researchers have discovered the […]

EU-UK relations: Commission proposes draft mandate for negotiations on Gibraltar

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a Recommendation for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an EU-UK agreement on Gibraltar. The Commission also presented its proposal for negotiating guidelines. It is now for the Council to adopt this draft mandate, after […]

Data governance: new rules to boost data sharing across the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs adopted rules to facilitate making more data available to help create new products and innovation, in particular in Artificial Intelligence. The Industry, Research and Energy Committee adopted on Thursday its position on the EU Data Governance Act (DGA), aimed at increasing trust in […]

The hardships of career advancement for women in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fjona Manja, a third year medical student in The Catholic University Our Lady of Good Council, Tiranë, Albania. She is affiliated with 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 […]

EU founding values: Commission starts legal action against Hungary and Poland for violations of fundamental rights of LGBTIQ people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Europe will never allow parts of our society to be stigmatised: be it because of whom they love, because of their age, their ethnicity, their political opinions, or their religious beliefs.” President Ursula von der Leyen, (European Parliament, 7 July 2021) Equality and the […]

EU supporting Belgium with flood response

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to tackle heavy floods, following a request for assistance from Belgium on 14 July 2021. In an immediate response, a flood rescue team and a helicopter have been mobilised from France to assist with local rescue […]

7 steps to make electricity systems more resilient to climate risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency Recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the energy security risks that climate change brings; From heatwaves to droughts, these challenges highlight the urgent need for strong and well-planned policies […]

The pandemic has damaged youth employment: Here’s how we can help

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 Young people were left unemployed by the pandemic in far greater numbers than adults, with the effects being felt worse in lower income countries. Young women have tended to be more likely […]

Independent Ethics Body: improving transparency and integrity in EU institutions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new EU Ethics Body would be able to initiate investigations on possible conflicts of interest or “revolving door” cases for Commissioners, MEPs and staff. In a report endorsed by the Constitutional Affairs Committee on Wednesday with 18 votes in favour, 8 against, and […]

Beyond representation: appreciation and recognition of women in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Grace Ellen Pereira Costa, a first-year medical student at the Federal University of Pará, Altamira campus – Brazil. She is affiliated with 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 […]

How defining intangible investments can help grow the knowledge economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Hazan, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company & Sven Smit, Co-chair, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Amsterdam The definition of intangible assets needs updating to include the knowledge and skills that underpin them. New […]

5 ways AI is doing good in the world right now

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 With AI adoption on the rise, the technology is addressing a number of global challenges. Artificial intelligence is being used to help crack down on illegal activities. It is helping to tackle […]

Researchers say drinking coffee regularly is good for you. This is how

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 Research suggests drinking coffee in moderation reduces the risk of chronic liver disease by a fifth. Coffee drinkers were found to be less likely to develop fatty liver disease, liver cancer or die […]

3 tech design principles to help curb digital repression

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evîn Cheikosman, Project Coordinator, Data Policy, World Economic Forum & Emily Ratté, Project Coordinator, World Economic Forum & Marcus Burke, Research Analyst, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum Activists and journalists are increasingly suppressed and silenced on […]

Taxation: Historic global agreement to ensure fairer taxation of multinational enterprises

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the historic global agreement endorsed by G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors today, which will bring fairness and stability to the international corporate tax framework. This unprecedented consensus will usher in a complete reform of the international corporate tax […]

The historic female struggle in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Caroline Ayumi Waricoda Horaguti, a 24 years old medical student at Cesumar University, Brasil. She is affiliated with 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 […]

Why the future for cars is connected

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd The market for connected cars is predicted to soar to over $215 billion by 2027. Connected cars are potentially safer for road users, and less harmful to the […]

Commission calls on Member States to build a more competitive and dynamic business services market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents its updated reform recommendations on regulation of seven professional business services. The aim of today’s recommendations is to incentivise and assist Member States in creating a regulatory environment that is conducive to growth, innovation and job creation and above all to […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Cyprus’s €1.2 billion recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a positive assessment of Cyprus’s recovery and resilience plan. This is an important step towards the EU disbursing a total of €1.2 billion in grants and loans under the Recovery and Resilience Facility. This financing will support the […]

This project is decarbonizing the UK area with the highest industrial CO2 emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Gardiner, CEO, Drax The UK has set a target to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 and to reach net zero by 2050; Decarbonizing industrial regions will be critical to achieving this and to reaching global […]

Why ‘systems change’ in 2021 demands better technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Fruchterman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Matters We need systems-level change to meet the SDGs as traditional approaches and solutions are too expensive or have failed; To respond to these complex challenges, systems change efforts need […]