NextGenerationEU: Bulgaria submits official recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today received an official recovery and resilience plan from Bulgaria. This plan sets out the reforms and public investment projects that Bulgaria plans to implement with the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The RRF is at the heart […]

Why natural climate solutions are about much more than carbon

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Brand, Chief Executive Officer, New Forests How we use land will be doubly important over the next decade: not only in reducing carbon emissions, but also in offsetting emissions from other sectors. Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) are […]

Antitrust: Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by T-Mobile CZ, CETIN, and O2 CZ concerning the Czech telecommunications market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission invites comments on commitments offered by T-Mobile CZ, CETIN, O2 CZ, and their respective parent companies, Deutsche Telekom and PPF, to address competition concerns in relation to the network sharing agreements (‘NSAs’) between T-Mobile CZ, O2 CZ, and then Czech telecom […]

What companies can do to build more inclusive AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Brayan, Chief Executive Officer, Appen As the applications and influence of artificial intelligence (AI) grow, an ethical approach to AI development is a must-have; Companies may struggle with the specific actions required to build AI that’s inclusive, […]

Reduce, reuse, compost: Why recycling alone won’t solve the plastic crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daphna Nissenbaum, Co-Founder and CEO, TIPA About 8 billion tons of plastic has been produced globally since the 1950s, but only 10% has actually been recycled. Recycling is increasingly seen as an unsuitable solution to the growing volume […]

What would it take to make AI ‘greener’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Khatry, Managing Director, AI Ethics, DataRobot, Ted Kwartler, VP, Trusted AI, DataRobot, Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and […]

Small and growing businesses make the biggest impact on economies, and they need more support

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Austin Mwape, Board Chairperson, Absa Bank Zambia Plc and National Advisory Board for Impact Investment Zambia, Hamdiya Ismaila, General Manager, Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund, Diana Guzman, Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, World Economic Forum & Drew von […]

Paris or Manhattan: Which type of city is best for reducing emissions?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jatinder Sidhu, Writer, Formative Content A new report has looked at greenhouse gas emissions over the whole lifecycle of a building, including building and servicing. It suggests high-density, low-rise cities such as Paris may be best for reducing […]

How to harness the energy of social innovators for an inclusive recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Maria Inés Martin, Selections, Community and Impact Lead, […]

MEPs demand EU action plan to end the use of animals in research and testing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament urges the EU to accelerate the transition to a research system that does not use animals. MEPs request an EU-wide action plan with ambitious and achievable objectives as well as timelines for phasing-out the use of animals in research and testing. They see […]

Press remarks by Vice-President Jourová on the Recommendation on the safety of journalists and other media professionals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like first to pay tribute to the journalists who have paid the highest price for doing their job, those who risk their life every day to inform people, to scrutinise the action of the governments, to report on crimes. […]

Batteries are a key part of the energy transition. Here’s why

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 Demand for battery storage has seen exponential growth in recent years. But the battery technical revolution is just beginning, explains Simon Engelke, founder and chair of Battery Associates. Investment has poured into the […]

Microsoft’s new campus will run on geothermal energy – but what exactly is it and can it really help combat climate change?

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 Microsoft is using the Earth’s geothermal energy to power its new sustainable campus in the US. This will reduce Microsoft’s energy use by more than 50%, the company says. Geothermal energy is […]

Same-sex marriages and partnerships should be recognised across the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU should lift all obstacles facing LGBTIQ people when exercising their basic rights, say MEPs. In a resolution on the rights of LGBTIQ persons in the EU (adopted with 387 votes in favour, 161 against and 123 abstaining), the European Parliament emphasises that […]

3 vital steps for uprooting racism on university campuses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kseniia Pirnavskaia, Research Assistant, KAIST-Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution & Cornelius Kalenzi, Postdoctoral Researcher, KAIST-Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Amid continuing racism, educational institutions must be judged by their words, actions and […]

What does the future hold for quantum computing? Experts explain

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 A World Economic Forum issue briefing on quantum computing explored the technology, where it’s come from and where it’s heading. Experts from academia and industry discussed the challenges, next steps and where we […]

The organization planting millions of trees in old coal mines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content A nonprofit called Green Forests Work plants trees on land once used for coal mining. It wants to restore ecosystems and eradicate non-native species, while also generating local jobs. The organization has planted […]

How can we make careers in corporate social innovation popular among young people?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noa Gafni, Executive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation Millennials are increasing looking for jobs in companies with strong social responsibility initiatives. However, corporations and institutions must lay the ground to make jobs in corporate social innovation […]

Political deal reached on seven-year funding for accession countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament and Council negotiators reached an agreement on the instrument governing the 2021-2027 funding for countries on the path to EU membership. The co-legislators have agreed on the priorities, objectives and the governance of the modernised Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA III) […]

COVID-19 in the third wave scenario

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria L. C. Meurer, a 4th year medical student of UNINGÁ and a member of IFMSA 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 writers and do […]

Decarbonizing shipping – why now is the time to act

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, Executive Vice President, CEO Fleet and Strategic Brands, A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, Christian Ingerslev, CEO, Maersk Tankers, Lasse Kristoffersen, Chief Executive Officer, Torvald Klaveness Group, Jose Maria Larocca, Executive Director Co-Head of Oil Trading, […]

The race to net-zero is on. This is how we can cross the finish line

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum & Gonzalo Muñoz, Conference of the Parties (COP) Champion for Chile, COP25 High Level Climate Champions Nature can play a fundamental role in achieving net-zero, with the capacity […]

What are food crises and how many people are affected by them?

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 155 million people are caught up in food crises of varying severity. 133,000 people in Burkina Faso, South Sudan and Yemen are most at risk. 10 countries account for two thirds of […]

AI won’t replace investment managers, but it could improve returns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Dunatov, Executive Vice-President, Investment Strategy and Risk, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation AI is set to revolutionize the pensions and savings industry with the size of the global AI asset management market expected to be worth $13.5 […]

Devastating natural disasters show the need for resilient, sustainable and inclusive infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nick O’Regan, Director of Implementation Practices and Standards, UNOPS The eruption of the La Soufrière volcano is touching every aspect of life on St Vincent and Gerardines, impacting food security, marine ecosystems and the ecotourism sector. The eruptions […]

Coronavirus: Commission proposes EU Strategy for the development and availability of therapeutics

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is today complementing the successful EU Vaccines Strategy with a strategy on COVID-19 therapeutics to support the development and availability of much-needed COVID-19 therapeutics, including for the treatment of ‘long COVID’. Today’s Strategy covers the full lifecycle of medicines: from research, […]

Why and How: Advocating for the inclusion of Palliative Care in Universal Health Care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vedant Shekhar Jha, a second year Medical Cadet at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India. 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 writer and do […]