Health inequalities in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Paula Laderuski Wolf, 23 years old, a fouth-year medical student at Unicesumar Brazil – Maringá(Paraná). 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 […]

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. He’s Africa’s youngest leader who ended a conflict that had seemed intractable for decades. And on Friday, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Abiy, now 43, took office in April 2018 after the resignation […]

What India’s route to universal health coverage can teach the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chairperson, Apollo Munich Health Insurance The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) as stated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is one of the most significant commitments to equitable […]

The Amazon is burning and we’re all watching

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nweke Ozioma Ruth, a Nigerian medical student. 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 IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s […]

Water inequality used to be a developing world problem only. Not any more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Will Sarni, Founder and CEO, Water Foundry It is far too easy to view scarcity and poor quality of water as issues solely affecting emerging economies. While the images of women and children fetching water in Africa and a […]

Mediterranean and Black Seas: Commission proposes fishing opportunities for 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted its first ever proposal on fishing opportunities covering both the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. With this proposal, the Commission is delivering on the political commitments made in the MedFish4Ever and Sofia Declarations to promote sustainable management of fish […]

The Collapse of the Brazilian Health Care System

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anna Maria Andrade Barbosa, a second-year medical student at Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Brazil. 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 […]

Flying high: how India could lead the world in drones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harrison Wolf, Project Lead, Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & Vignesh Santhanam, India lead, Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace, World Economic Forum What will it take for drones and other Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to develop into flourishing, future-oriented […]

Four revolutionary technologies that are now obsolete

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Japan’s last pager has emitted its final beep. Tokyo Telemessage, the country’s only remaining pager provider, shut down its radio signals this week, following decades of dwindling subscribers. Pagers first went on sale […]

Could the EU’s ban on palm oil in biofuels do more harm than good?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shareen Shariza Abdul Ghani, Director and co-founder, Sorga Ventures In an era where trade wars and tariffs are commonplace, it is often the case that developing countries are held to double standards by Western nations. Commodities are among the […]

Water pollution is killing millions of Indians. Here’s how technology and reliable data can change that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Priyank Hirani, Programme director, Water-to-Cloud, Tata Centre for Development at UChicago & Vikas Dimble, Assistant director, research and strategy, Tata Centre for Development at UChicago Humans have wrestled with water quality for thousands of years, as far back as […]

Fighting Terrorism Online: EU Internet Forum committed to an EU-wide Crisis Protocol

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the participants of the 5th EU Internet Forum, hosted by Commissioners Avramopoulos and King, have committed to an EU Crisis Protocol – a rapid response to contain the viral spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online. The Commission, Member States and online […]

Commission launches new edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission released the second edition of its Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, a tool designed to benchmark and boost the creative and cultural potential of European cities, which is vital to driving economic growth and social cohesion. After the success of […]

A poor kid died just now. Do you know why?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdul Basith K M, a final year MBBS student, currently studying at JIPMER, Puducherry, India. 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 necessarily reflect […]

Why cooperative and competitive federalism is the secret to India’s success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog Competitiveness is an idea that has stood the test of time. From early macroeconomic ideas of comparative advantage and competitive advantage, our understanding of the determinants of competitiveness has evolved considerably. More recently, the concept […]

Why the answer to a more sustainable future could lie within the platform economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gillian Tans, Chairwoman, Booking.com There is growing public urgency on issues such as climate change and calls for more sustainable solutions to secure a more positive future. Whilst legislators are mired in considerations of political practicality, sometimes unable to […]

These deepwater fish farms could help natural stocks recover

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 “Our relationship with the oceans has not been a happy one,” says Marine biologist Neil Sims. “But there is a need for optimism. Let’s start to think of solutions.” One such solution that […]

OECD’s Gurría calls for overhaul of economic thinking to address global challenges

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The challenges we face in our era of rapid, disruptive change are daunting, but we are starting to develop the tools, techniques and concepts to meet them, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said. Speaking at a NAEC conference on Averting Systemic Collapse, he said: “Our economic systems […]

This is how India can become the next Silicon Valley

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashok Lalwani, Global Head for India , Baker McKenzie India has long branded itself as the world’s leading outsourcing destination for global companies, particularly for those in the technology sector – but in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the time […]

3 vital skills for the age of disruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Global CEO, Britannica Group The human race has seen more social and technological change in the past two decades than in all previous centuries combined. Things are changing so fast that we barely have time to steady […]

Climate change will shrink these economies fastest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content It doesn’t matter if you’re in a hot or a cold climate, a rich country or a poorer one – unchecked climate change is going to devastate the economy. That’s the finding of […]

This study wants every child in the UK to spend a night under the stars

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Imagine if every schoolchild could spend a night under the stars. That’s the vision of a new report on England’s national landscapes, which suggests a need to reconnect with nature and inspire future […]

How technology can help India breathe more easily

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nitin Bansal, Managing Director India and Head of Network Solutions, Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson Pollution, a major contributor to climate change, is a growing concern in India, as it is around the world. The […]

A small group of world leaders are standing together against inequality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International Hope. Now there’s a word you don’t hear enough about the global fight against inequality. And for good reason. Over the past 40 years a tiny few have triumphed over the rest of […]

For small island nations, climate change is not a threat. It’s already here

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hussain Rasheed Hassan, Minister of Environment, Republic of Maldives & Valerie Cliff, Deputy Regional Director, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific As world leaders gathered at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit this week, the damage Hurricane Dorian […]

Systems leadership can change the world – but what exactly is it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Dreier, Senior Program Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Responsibility Initiative, David Nabarro, Director, 4SD & Jane Nelson. Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government As world leaders and activists gather in New York this week to […]

Business models inspired by nature are the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellen Jackowski, Global Head, Sustainability Strategy and Innovation, HP Today’s multinational enterprises are operating in increasingly challenging planetary conditions. The effects of climate change are already upon us, manifesting in natural disasters and humanitarian catastrophes. Resource-rich forests are being […]

3 ways we are making an impact on plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva By now you’ve likely heard this harrowing statistic: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. While that data […]

Beyond ‘business as usual’. Addressing the climate change crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Every year, insurers see first-hand the devastation natural disasters inflict on people and communities around the world. From flooding in Japan, wildfires in the US, to a massive earthquake and tsunami […]

Three ways batteries could power change in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benedikt Sobotka, Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Resources Group & Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer, BASF Lithium-ion batteries have been around for almost half a century – and now they are at […]

3 things to know about our Sustainable Development Impact Summit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content How can we accelerate action on sustainable development? Global leaders are set to take stock of the 17 goals they’ve set themselves at a meeting on the fringes of the United Nations General […]

How private investment can boost education access and quality in the digital economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Education can close achievement gaps and lift communities and individuals from poverty. As literacy rates rise around the world, the link between education and income is more evident. At the same time, the […]

These are the world’s safest cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Tokyo has again been named the world’s safest city by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), in a ranking of the digital, health, infrastructure and personal security of 60 major metropolitan areas. Singapore came […]