Who will govern the metaverse?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Li, Head, Shaping the Future of Media, Entertainment & Sport; Member of the ExCom, World Economic Forum The metaverse is set to change the way people and businesses communicate, and operate, in innovative yet unpredictable ways. Its […]

How leaning on nature can beat urban heat

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauricio Rodas, Senior Fellow at the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Global Commission on BiodiverCities by 2030 By 2070, 3.5 billion people will be heavily affected by heat, 1.6 billion […]

8 climate change records the world smashed in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content A new report from the World Meteorological Organization details how climate change broke new records in 2021. There were record-breaking heat waves, droughts and hurricanes. Sea levels globally reached a new record […]

Normal life after the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Burhansyah Azhar, a medical student from Indonesia at his 6th medical year in Kasr el Ainy Medical School, Cairo University, Egypt. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Syria and the region: close to €6.4 billion mobilised during the 6th Brussels Conference

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the international community pledged close to €6.4 billion for 2022 and beyond during the sixth Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the Region’, organised by the European Union. The funding will help people in Syria and the neighbouring countries hosting […]

New European Bauhaus: five lighthouse projects to be financed across Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is announcing the five selected projects for the €25 million call for the development of ‘lighthouse demonstrators‘ of the New European Bauhaus (NEB). The Commission is currently negotiating grant agreements with the selected beneficiaries. The projects will create more sustainable, inclusive, […]

From robotic dogs to magnetic slime: 6 ways robots are helping humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Robots are helping humans in a growing number of places – from archaeological sites to disaster zones to sewers. The robots can gather data, squeeze into small spaces – even call an […]

6 lessons on how to lead in times of uncertainty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Danny Richmond, Community Lead, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Geneva & James Forsyth, Community Lead South Asia/ASEAN and Member Relations, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum A select group of Young Global Leaders attended a course on […]

Metaverse real estate prices are booming. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Prices for land in the metaverse have surged this year, with some plots selling for millions of dollars. Many brands want to secure space they think will be popular in the metaverse, […]

How does the war in Ukraine affect oil prices?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maciej Kolaczkowski, Manager Oil and Gas Industry – Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum Geneva On 24 February 2022 Russia launched a military invasion on Ukraine. Already inflated oil prices have since skyrocketed to over $110 per […]

3 ways technology can enhance training for unconnected farmers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dave Hale, Director of TechnoServe Labs, TechnoServe The scope and scale of digital transformation has meant that remote training is being increasingly adopted. Levelling the playing field for unconnected farmers to access training tools can be done by […]

Future of Europe: Panel recommendations on EU in the world and migration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The final meeting of the fourth European Citizens’ Panel took place on 11-13 February 2022 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. On Sunday, the European Citizens’ Panel on ‘EU in the world / Migration‘ voted through its 40 recommendations for the Conference on the Future of […]

How private capital can be leveraged to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Handler, Researcher and Program Lead, Sustainable Finance Lab, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines & Morgan Bazilian, Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines The $100 billion […]

EU should build a sanctions regime against disinformation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU’s lack of measures and sanctions make interference an attractive tactic for foreign actors, says the committee on foreign interference and disinformation. On Tuesday, MEPs finalised 18 months of inquiry by the Special Committee on Foreign Interference (INGE) and adopted its final recommendations. […]

This sleep habit could improve your mental health

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 Several studies have linked the amount and quality of sleep a person gets to their mental health. But going to bed and waking up at irregular times can also bring on bad moods […]

In 2022, make your working life healthier, happier and more creative

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Sanders Author, The Ian Sanders Co. We can improve our working lives by making small adjustments, and challenging our own perceptions of what is doable. Writing things down, taking exercise and rest, and being curious about the […]

What is a ‘Human Library’ and how can it help with diversity and inclusion?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 60% believe national divisions have worsened since the pandemic began. The Human Library brings disparate people together with the aim of breaking down prejudices. Originating in Denmark, the not-for-profit now […]