Over $1 trillion invested in green energy in 2022. Here’s what you need to know about how the energy transition is powering up despite the crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Energy stories from around the world Worldwide investment in the […]

Ukraine: EU and G7 partners agree price cap on Russian petroleum products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union – together with the international G7+ Price Cap Coalition – have today adopted further price caps for seaborne Russian petroleum products (such as diesel and fuel oil). This decision will hit Russia’s revenues even harder and reduce its ability to wage […]

Digital workers: MEPs ready for talks on new law to improve working conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, Parliament approved the decision to start negotiations on new measures to improve conditions for workers on digital labour platforms. 376 MEPs voted in favour of the mandate for talks with member states, 212 voted against and 15 abstained. Negotiations on the new […]

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Commission presents first Country Cancer Profiles under the European Cancer Inequalities Registry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, ahead of World Cancer Day on 4 February, the Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) present the first Country Cancer Profilesunder theEuropean Cancer Inequalities Registry for all EU Member States, Norway and Iceland. The Profiles show that EU countries […]

3 things the world is doing to prepare for the next pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s now three years since the first reports emerged of a previously unknown respiratory virus circulating in China. As we settled into the New Year of 2020, few people could even imagine the […]

Davos 2023: This is how to get more women into positions of power

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 On the same day the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, stepped down saying she “no longer had enough in the tank to do the job justice”, women leaders met in Davos […]

EU agrees 24 new guarantee programmes to boost investments in enlargement and neighbourhood regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Operational Board of the European Fund for Sustainable Development plus (EFSD+) has today endorsed a further package of 24 guarantee programmes to support investments in the EU’s neighbourhood and enlargement countries. Together with the three guarantees for the Western Balkans to support SMEs […]

How we’ll achieve sustainable health equity in rural and refugee communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neema Kaseje, Founder, Surgical Systems Research Group, Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips In 2022, the world saw more than 100 million displaced people on record for the first time, a “staggering milestone,” as the United Nations described […]

6 work challenges the metaverse will address

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Valérie Beaulieu, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Adecco Group The metaverse represents the next quantum leap forward. It promises to change how we socialize, play, learn and shop and will also heavily influence how we work. It promises big […]

Why digital public infrastructure can be a gamechanger for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chris Larsson, Chief Information Officer, UNICEF, Fui Meng Liew, Chief Digital Centre of Excellence, UNICEF, Carolin Frankenhauser, Technology for Development Officer, UNICEF In many parts of the world, the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be over and […]

How Latin American can navigate global risks and emerge stronger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marisol Argueta de Barillas, Head of the Regional Agenda, Latin America; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2023, under the title “Cooperation in a Fragmented World,” takes place during a complex […]

Protecting gamers and encouraging growth in the video games sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament called for gamers to be better protected from addiction and other manipulative practices, while emphasising the potential of this innovative sector. Specific measures to protect children The report – adopted with 577 votes in favour, 56 against and 15 abstentions – […]

3 critical steps leaders must take to halt biodiversity loss and tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mads Nipper, Chief Executive Officer, Ørsted 2022 was a big year for the ocean and biodiversity, two subjects that are catching up with climate change on the political agenda. There was a day dedicated to the ocean and biodiversity […]

Davos 2023 Day 2: What to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum Welcome to the second day of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Each morning we’ll bring […]

How sustainable metrics can speed and scale climate progress

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bill Thomas, Global Chairman and CEO, KPMG Many people are focused on how much work is needed to expedite progress on climate action. To simplify the approach, two things are needed most of all: speed and scale. Speed because […]

Why big business must support SMEs to achieve economic growth and get to net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henadi Al-Saleh, Chairperson, Agility As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, policymakers and corporate leaders have arrived at a long overdue conclusion: small business really matters. There’s a consensus that smaller enterprises are critical to the world’s two most pressing challenges. […]

What are ‘good work’ goals and why should organizations care? 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Bravery, Global Advisory and Insight Leader, Mercer (Marsh McLennan), Dirk Joubert, Project Fellow – Good Work, World Economic Forum, Ravin Jesuthasan, Senior Partner and Global Leader for Transformation Services, Mercer (MMC) Talent shortages, labour market tensions, rampant inflation […]

Russian energy imports to Europe are falling – here’s what that means for the energy transition

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 When you switch on the light or turn up the heating, do you think about where the energy you’re using has come from? Until recently, many of us probably didn’t give it much […]

Women’s health: Why is the health of at least half the global population so often overlooked?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Deeptha Khanna, Chief Business Leader, Personal Health; Executive Vice-President and Member of the Executive Committee, Royal Philips Despite healthcare advances in the past few decades, we still face wide gaps in research and treatment ability for areas that are […]

Euro and Schengen: Croatia joins the Euro and Schengen areas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 1 January 2023 Croatia will adopt the euro as its currency and will fully join the Schengen area. This marks an important milestone in the history of Croatia, of the euro and Schengen areas and of the EU as a whole. It follows a […]

EU welcomes access to US subsidy scheme for commercial vehicles

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. New guidance issued today by the US reaffirms that EU companies can benefit from the Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit scheme under the US Inflation Reduction Act. The EU welcomes this guidance, which reflects the constructive engagement as part of the EU-US Inflation Reduction Act […]

India expected to be world’s fastest growing economy in 2023 and other economy stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content 1. India expected to be world’s fastest growing economy in 2023 India is set to be the world’s fastest growing major economy in the year ahead, as a post-pandemic retail boom and recent bank […]

A landmark global biodiversity deal, and the other climate change stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate change stories to read this week California regulators have approved a plan to reduce the state’s carbon-dioxide emissions by 85% by 2045. It could involve electrifying much […]

Hybrid working: Why there’s a widening gap between leaders and employees

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 It’s a workday. You get up, wash, dress and travel to the office… or maybe not. While most senior leaders want their staff to work collaboratively in an office environment, most employees don’t […]

How a climate-smart forest economy could help mitigate climate change and its worst impacts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Zimmer, Director Sustainable Land Use, Climate-KIC The global population is rising, and cities, particularly, are taking the strain. Each week 1.5 million people move to urban areas. All these people need places to live and work and […]

First half of 2023: Commission to issue up to €80 billion to finance economic recovery and support for Ukraine   

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today announced that it intends to issue up to €80 billion of long-term EU-Bonds in the first half of 2023 under its unified funding approach. Under this approach, the Commission – on behalf of the EU – will henceforth issue […]

Social Code of Diabetes 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nowshin Tabassum, a fourth year medical student currently studying in Sheikh Hasina Medical College, Jamalpur, Bangladesh. 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 writers and do […]

Holodomor: Parliament recognises Soviet starvation of Ukrainians as genocide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs deplore that 90 years after the Holodomor, Russia is again committing horrific crimes in Ukraine.  In a resolution adopted on Thursday, the European Parliament recognises the famine inflicted by the Soviet regime on Ukraine in 1932-1933 – known as the Holodomor – as […]

Diabetes, Depression & Disrimination: Why Social Support & Anti-Discrimination Policies Are Important

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Madhu Shruti Mukherjee, a 2nd year medical student under the West Bengal University of Health Sciences. 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 writers and do […]

How much has been spent already to retreat from rising seas?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Taholah sits beside some of the most stunningly beautiful nature in the world, less than a three-hour drive from the corporate offices and crowded cafes of central Seattle. And most […]

Social Treatment to Diabetes: What improvements should be performed to combat discrimination and alleviate diabetes distress?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shreya Nandan,  Dr. Shampa Gupta, and Dr. Kartikeya Ojh, all Global Health advocates. 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 to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

How biodiversity credits can deliver benefits for business, nature and local communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cherie Gray, Global Lead Sustainability & Market Development, Swiss Re, Akanksha Khatri, Head, Nature and Biodiversity, World Economic Forum Continuous degradation threatens critical ecosystems and the services they provide and economies are getting dangerously close to tipping points that […]

A Fight against Social Stigma of diabetes 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Chan Yun Xin, currently a first-year medical student at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. 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 to the writers and do not necessarily […]