These innovations could keep us cool without warming the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Radhika Lalit, Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute The global demand for air conditioning is growing fast. Most air-conditioning units are highly inefficient and use environmentally damaging refrigerants. The Global Cooling Prize was launched in 2018 to drive innovation in […]

The gateway to carbon pricing? Air pollution policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Harman, Cities Economist, International Growth Centre & Ondine Berland, Masters Student and Research Assistant, Paris School of Economics Buying carbon is too cheap and easy. ‘Gateway tax’, focussing on air pollution, could be initial step. Outdoor air […]

How Gen Z and Millennials can learn to love manufacturing jobs for real

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lawrence Whittle, CEO, Parsable Industrial companies face several challenges that make closing the talent gap more difficult than for other sectors. Yet, in the next 10 years, jobs in the industrial world may ironically be some of the […]

From Policy to Reality: Discrepancies in Universal Health Care Systems across the EU

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Giovanni Cuce’, a first-year medical student at the University of Catania, Italy. He us 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 […]

Want a sustainable business? Hire in talent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clarke Murphy, CEO, Russell Reynolds Few companies have embraced sustainability in their hiring processes. Businesses should learn from the digital shift and hire in talent with new skills. The way companies select leaders will have a lasting impact […]

European Commission steps up protection of European intellectual property in global markets

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission published today the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. While developments have taken place since the publication of the previous report, concerns persist and a number of areas for improvement and action remain to […]

Negotiations on new EU collective redress rules to begin

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Legal Affairs Committee confirmed on Thursday Parliament’s negotiating position on a new bill introducing EU-wide rules on collective redress. This means that MEPs can soon start negotiating the final shape that the legislation will take with Council, which has also approved its general […]

Personalized healthcare and better population health? Here’s how digital can help achieve that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi Technology is bringing us closer to personalized healthcare and optimized population health. But how we apply emerging technologies and digital innovation in healthcare needs to be strategic. Every aspect of healthcare, from […]

Here’s how retailers can encourage more sustainable behaviour

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shireen El Khatib, Chief Executive Officer, Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim Retailers have a unique opportunity to encourage positive behavioural change The key is to make it easier for consumers to make better choices The prize can be […]

These scientists are using sound waves to filter plastic fibres from washing machine wastewater

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 Washing machines contribute to marine plastic pollution 60% of material made into clothing is plastic A single load of washing could release hundreds of thousands of microfibres Japanese researchers test acoustic wave […]

COP25: Developing nation’s strike hard

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our passionate readers, Dr Animesh Upadhyay. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. The 25th year of the Conference of parties (COP25) must have been thought to start out with a pragmatic start […]

The reverberation of permanent multiprofessional education in combating antimicrobial resistance: future generation prognostic change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Natanias Macson da Silva, a brazilian and biomedicine graduate from the Federal University of Pernambuco. He 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 […]

We can use plastics to change the world for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lesley Van Staveren, Co-founding director, ReGen Plastics Plastic is often referred to as a material that needs to be eradicated. There is no doubt that the way we use plastics and our understanding of it as a resource […]

Can autonomous cars make traffic jams a thing of the past?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raphael Gindrat, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Bestmile When it comes to autonomous transportation, everyone wants to talk about the vehicles. How will the work? Will they be safe? Will anyone dare ride in them? What infotainment features might […]

The 4 biggest challenges to our higher education model – and what to do about them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Fuglsang Østergaard, Futurist & Consultant, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies & Adam Graafland Nordlund, Junior Futurist, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies Education models need to reflect the demand for lifelong learning to cope with the technological and […]

Here’s how businesses can make the circular economy a reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Half of all existing plastic was manufactured in the last 13 years. Less than 10% of all plastic has been recycled. Corporations like Dell, PepsiCo, British Telecom and Majid Al […]

Here are 3 ways venture capital can fund a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zachary Bogue, Managing partner and co-founder, DCVC Venture capital investment in artificial intelligence (AI), massive cloud computing, robotics and the application of molecular and biological science could reshape major global industries. “Deep Tech” offers an investment opportunity at […]

COP25 climate talks: What just happened, and what lies ahead?

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 Some 80 countries promised to increase climate action at the UN talks But only a handful of countries’ commitments are compatible with a 2°C target Businesses and young people are pushing for […]

Quelling antimicrobial resistance: a clinico-pharmacological exigency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pat Ashinze, an Igbo-Yoruba Nigerian penultimate medical student at The University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. He 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 […]

As Marvel’s first comic book fetches $1.26 million, here are five things to know about the superhero business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Marvel’s first comic book just sold for $1.26m. Movies have contributed to the enduring popularity of superheroes, bringing in new audiences. The printed comic is still big business, worth over $1bn in […]

Why we need to rethink geo-economics to beat climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum On Mousuni Island – a part of the Indian Sunderbans with a rich ecosystem and UNESCO World Heritage site status – the climate crisis has already threatened […]

What do refugees really need from those who want to help? A refugee explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joelle Hangi, Director, Refugee Artists and Authors, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya When I fled my home and sought shelter in Kakuma refugee camp, I was at one of the lowest points in my life. But not the lowest. […]

What you need to know about 5G

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation, World Economic Forum 5G, the fifth generation of mobile communications that enables global connectivity, is predicted to contribute $13.2 trillion to the global economy […]

State aid: Commission concludes that recapitalisation of German NordLB is market conform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found Germany’s plans to strengthen the capital position of state-owned Norddeutsche Landesbank – Girozentrale (NordLB) to be free of any State aid. The measures involve a direct investment of €2.8 billion as well as investments to carry out the necessary […]

Tax revenues have reached a plateau

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Tax revenues in advanced economies reached a plateau during 2018, with almost no change seen since 2017, according to new OECD research. This ends the trend of annual increases in the tax-to-GDP ratio seen since the financial crisis. The 2019 edition of the OECD’s annual Revenue […]

Encryption is under attack. Here’s why that matters

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 & Marco Pineda, Head of Security and Innovation, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The news that Interpol is about to “condemn” the spread of strong encryption is just […]

Tanzania’s Dual Burden

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ameena Shafiq, a 2nd year medical school student at Weill-Cornell Medicine – Qatar. 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 […]

This tech company is aiming to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 – using drones

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 UK company Dendra plans to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 – using AI and drones. The drones can plant 120 seedpods per minute. The WWF estimates we’re losing 27 football fields […]

Mergers: Commission approves Varta AG’s acquisition of Energizer’s divestment business, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, Varta AG as a suitable purchaser of assets divested by Energizer in order to acquire Spectrum Brands’ batteries and portable lighting business. The Commission also approved Varta AG’s acquisition of the divested assets under […]

Donors must do more to align development finance with climate goals

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Donor countries must do more to bring development finance in line with climate goals, raising the share used for climate action and reducing to zero the amount that supports new fossil fuel activities, according to a new OECD report. Aligning Development Co-operation and Climate Action: The […]

Compensation for damages by the State for infringement of EU law: the European Commission refers Spain to the Court of Justice for its rules on the compensation for damages incurred by private parties

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU regarding Spanish rules on compensation for damages caused by the State when adopting legislation contrary to Union law. Following complaints received about certain Spanish provisions regulating the compensation […]

Going climate-neutral: expert-group recommendations to help energy-intensive industries contribute to the EU’s 2050 target

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes recommendations by a group of experts on how to transform the EU’s energy-intensive industries so they help reach EU-wide objectives for a circular and climate-neutral economy by 2050. These objectives were put forward in the Commission’s A Clean Planet for […]

Taxation: Commission refers Poland to Court for failing to remove certain tax exemptions on the use of energy products by highly polluting businesses

  This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission decided today to refer Poland to the Court of Justice for allowing energy intensive businesses to be exempted from excise duty on coal and gas.Under Polish legislation and contrary to EU law, certain energy products, such as coal and gas, used […]