COP27 is a unique opportunity for emerging markets to shape global climate action – we must seize it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirek Dušek, Managing Director, Global Programming Group, World Economic Forum COP27 offers a unique moment for leaders from across the world to build pathways for a more resilient and sustainable agenda that places climate change at the forefront […]

How agribusiness can tackle the food crisis – an expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets, Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Food Programme has dubbed 2022 a ‘year of unprecedented hunger.’ Hunger levels, always […]

Tokyo wants to build a future-proof city. Here’s how

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 Tokyo has some seriously ambitious extension plans. Japan’s capital is set to become bigger, better and incorporate a mini city, the Tokyo Metropolitan government (TMG) says in a new report. Tokyo eSG, […]

We need to rethink how we manage our water systems — before it’s too late

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Morgan Booher, ECP Trainee — Centre for Nature and Climate, WaterECP, World Economic Forum, Alex Mung, Head of Water and Environmental Resilience, World Economic Forum Extreme flooding in Pakistan has caused years of damage and killed thousands of […]

Abortion is a basic healthcare right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tulsi Patel, a second year medical student at GMERS Medical College, Gotri in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. 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 […]

Ethereum Merge: what it means for the crypto-currency industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evin Cheikosman, Policy Analyst, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum With the crypto-currency market under pressure in recent months, a long-awaited software upgrade to one of the most popular crypto platforms, Ethereum, was made public last […]

These 4 crops hold the potential to help restore African landscapes and livelihoods

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Farmers in the Sahel are growing four crops which researchers say have the potential to transform lives in the troubled African region and help tackle the climate crisis. The crops are cultivated […]

Most people get their news online – but many are switching off altogether. Here’s why

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 New figures from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat confirm that the consumption of news online is continuing to grow. The data from 2021 shows that 72% of internet users aged 16-74 […]

3 lessons in tech ethics from a tech giant

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Green, Director, Technology Ethics, Santa Clara University, Emily Ratté, Project Specialist, World Economic Forum, Christina Zhang, Senior Manager, Ethical and Inclusive Products, Salesforce, Rayce Smallwood, Content Specialist, Ethical and Inclusive Products, Salesforce The more people live with […]

Environmental implementation: Commission urges better application of EU environmental rules to protect human health and the environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published the third Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a key reporting tool that supports environmental enforcement and raises awareness about the importance of implementing environmental rules. Bridging the gap between what is decided at Union level and what is implemented on the […]

The Importance of Safe and Legal Abortions in Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Farooq, a fourth year medical student from Pakistan. 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 not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Abortion is healthcare: what role can we play?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bisma Naveed, a fourth year medical student from Pakistan. 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 not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Obstacles still exist for women in science, but this young researcher is breaking the mould

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets Dr Kaitlyn Sadtler is an immunologist and bioengineer at the National Institutes of Health, just outside of Washington, D.C., in the US. […]

COVID-19: Commission rallies Member States to prepare for autumn and winter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing concrete measures to avoid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the upcoming autumn and winter season. The Commission is urging Member States to put the necessary strategies and structures in place, including for COVID-19 vaccination and surveillance, to respond […]

In pursuit of greater financial inclusion: How one man’s vision is lifting millions out of poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets Taejun Shin was born and raised in Japan as the son of Korean immigrants who became stateless around the time of Japan’s […]

No child left behind: This social entrepreneur has served nine million meals to children in need

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets Wawira Njiru is a Kenyan entrepreneur, nutritionist and the founder and executive director of Food for Education. She grew up in Ruiru, […]

Extreme heat is weakening cities, financial services can help build resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Murphy, Risk and Resilience Specialist, World Economic Forum Extreme heat causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard but seldom receives the same attention as visible disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes or floods and the resounding impact […]

2 years of growth in the trillion trees movement

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicole Schwab, Co-Head, Nature-Based Solutions; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Gill Einhorn, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum Geneva 1t.org was launched against a backdrop of worldwide interest in nature. Two years on, we are seeing progress […]

How the positive impact of sporting events can be felt long after they’ve ended

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Susannah Rodgers, Technical Adviser on Disability Inclusion, Climate and Environment Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom Large scale sporting events have the potential to bring people together and boost their mental and physical health long […]

State aid: Commission approves Italian market conform scheme to manage publicly guaranteed loans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found Italy’s plan to enable the transfer of certain State guaranteed loans to a newly created platform managed by AMCO S.p.A. to be free of any State aid. The Commission found that, under the scheme, the Italian State will be […]

Antitrust: Commission publishes market study on hotels’ distribution practices

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission published today the results of an external market study on the distribution practices of hotels in the EU. The market study was conducted in 2021 and covers the period between 2017 and 2021. It focused on a representative sample of six […]

How India can finance and scale digital innovations in agriculture

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arindom Datta, Executive Director & Head, Rural and Development Banking/Advisory, Rabobank India, Abhay Pareek, Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution for Agriculture, World Economic Forum, India India’s agriculture sector is expected to sustain income for 100 million smallholders while facing […]

Vertical Urban Mobility: Why the future of urban development lies far above the ground

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jens Martin Skibsted, Partner, Manyone A/S As global populations balloon and the number of urban dwellers skyrockets, the ground would be unable to efficiently contain all of us – a problem that Vertical Urban Mobility might offer solutions […]

Why don’t solar panels work as well in heatwaves?

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 Heatwaves have seen countries including Germany generate record amounts of solar energy. But too much heat can also be bad for solar panels, reducing their efficiency by 10%-25%, says a US solar […]

What are heat pumps and how do they work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Heat pumps could help some consumers cut their soaring energy bills, although initial costs are high. They are an efficient way of controlling temperature in a building and there is evidence they […]

If the Pelosis of this world don’t chill asap, a war between China and the US could make Ukraine look like peekaboo

So, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, had planned her summer break in the Indo-Pacific by stopping by traditional American friends and bases in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. The US press release hadn’t mentioned any other stops, which really made sense as those are the countries in the region that watch “Friends” […]

The UK plans to launch the world’s biggest drone superhighway. Could it really create 650,000 jobs?

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 The UK says its new 265 kilometre drone superhighway will be the world’s biggest. Strict regulations will be put in place to ensure safety and avoid collisions with conventional aircraft. Research suggests […]

State aid: Commission approves €181.5 million Latvian schemes to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved two Latvian schemes with a total budget of €181.5 millionto support small and medium-sized enterprises (‘SMEs’) and large companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis […]

This Indian project is helping women into tech

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 TechSaksham is a tech skills project for women college leavers in India run by software companies Microsoft and SAP. India has one of the world’s youngest workforces. But it also has skills […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses positive preliminary assessment of Latvia’s request for €201 million disbursement under Recovery and Resilience Facility

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today endorsed a positive preliminary assessment of Latvia’s payment request for €201 million in grants under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the key instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU. On 17 June 2022, Latvia submitted to the Commission a payment […]

EU solidarity with Slovenia in combating wildfires

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Yesterday, 20 June, Slovenia requested assistance to tackle unprecedented forest fires in the Karst of Gorica region of the Miren Kostanjevica municipality. Various firefighting assets have been already deployed or are on their way to help the local responders. The EU Civil Protection Mechanism […]

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the online food delivery sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the online ordering and delivery of food, groceries and other consumer goods in two Member States. The Commission has concerns that the companies concerned may have violated Article 101 of […]

Black communities in the US will be hardest hit by floods caused by climate change, say scientists

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 The risk of flooding in Black US neighbourhoods is predicted to rise at least 20% by 2050, experts are predicting. Scientists based their research on new flood risk maps that detail the […]