Fight against gender inequality in medicine: Brazilian women physians working at the frontline of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Leticia Borborema is a student in the second year of medicine in Brazil in the Centro Universitário Unifipmoc, 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 writer […]

What’s the difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming?

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 The risks to our climate of a rise in global temperatures of 2C over pre-industrial levels could make life unbearable for millions of people. While limiting global warming to 1.5C could, for […]

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 changemakers in Bangkok are popularising the circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adithya B Kumar, Global Shaper, Bangkok Hub, Consultant, UNDP & Irvan Aditya Sutiono, Curator, Bangkok Hub, Venture Manager, Zipmex & Liepa Olsauskaite, Global Shaper, Bangkok Hub, Head of Brand Activation, Polymateria // EMF Circular Pioneer Cities tackling interconnected […]

How industrialisation could future-proof MENA’s Gulf economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandre Raffoul, Head of Business Engagement, Middle East and Africa, World Economic Forum & Fatima Al Zahra Hewaidi, Community Lead, Business Engagement, MEA, World Economic Forum Encouraging industrial innovation has bolstered recent efforts to diversify the economies of […]

European Innovation Scoreboard: Innovation performance keeps improving in EU Member States and regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, which shows that Europe’s innovation performance continues to improve across the EU. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% since 2014. There is continued convergence within the EU, with lower performing countries growing faster […]

Single European Sky: MEPs ready to start negotiations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. European airspace management should be fine-tuned to optimise flight routes, reduce flight delays and cut CO2 emissions, said the Transport and Tourism Committee. The negotiating mandate on the reform of the Single European Sky rules, adopted by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Thursday […]

How the creative manufacturing and handmade sector can craft a post-COVID-19 future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Phillips, Founding Partner and Chief of Design, Powered by People The COVID-19 pandemic brought many creative manufacturing and handmade businesses to a standstill; The sector’s workforce is one of the world’s largest, but also among the poorest […]

Safety, Survival and battles with COVID 19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Prarthana RK Mahale, a second year medical student at GMERS Medical College, Valsad in 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 writer and do […]

MEPs call for more sanctions against Belarus following ‘Ryanair hijacking’

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on the EU to punish those involved in forcing a plane to land in Minsk on 23 May and in the detention of journalist Raman Pratasevich. In a resolution adopted on Thursday with 626 votes in favour, 16 against and 36 abstentions, […]

Parliament calls for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To accelerate global vaccine rollout, MEPs demand the temporary lifting of intellectual property rights protection for COVID-19 vaccines. In a resolution adopted with 355 votes in favour, 263 against and 71 abstentions, Parliament proposes negotiations start for a temporary waiver of the WTO TRIPS […]

COVID-19 wave III and the lessons learned

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Moushami Priyadarshini, a Final Year MBBS student from MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, of state Odisha, 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 […]

#WorldBicycleDay: 5 benefits of cycling

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Why not celebrate World Bicycle Day on June 3 by getting on your bike? Cycling can make you stronger – both mentally and physically. Cycling plays a key role in improving cities […]

The third wave of COVID-19: an overview on Brazil status quo

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Giulia Victoria Ranziny Bastos and Ms. Júlia Marques Preto,  two medical students at the University Ninth of July (UNINOVE), located in the city of Bauru – São Paulo, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

How to address piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and protect seafarers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Larsson, Communications Director, World Shipping Council & Margi Van Gogh, Head of Supply Chain and Transport, World Economic Forum Gulf of Guinea piracy has evolved from near-shore robbery to open sea piracy and the violent kidnapping of […]

What is ‘circular denim’ and why are top brands redesigning jeans?

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 It takes 3,781 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans. Circular production methods could trim the amount of water and other resources denim consumes. Many leading brands are backing […]

Lessons learnt, unlearnt or re-learnt? Analyzing the third wave of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Irshad, a nineteen year old, second year medical student currently enrolled in Sheikh Zayed Medical College, 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 […]

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 […]

Four infographics to help you understand the state of the planet

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 A growing population means we all need to change the way we live, work and travel. The food we eat and the way it’s made can reduce our impact on the planet. […]

Electric taxis and urban fleets can speed decarbonisation – Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mónica Vidal, Public Policy and Climate Governance Director, ECODES & Francisco Ferreira, President of the Board, ZERO & Olivier Blond, Director, Respire Electrification of high-mileage vehicles can speed decarbonisation. City-focused public-private dialogues can identify unique cross-sector solutions. Commitments […]

Want investors to care about natural resources? Put a price on them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Tarditi, Chief Investment Officer, Australian Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation & Tim Hodgson, Co-head, Thinking Ahead Group, Willis Towers Watson Long-term investors are part of the solution to one of humanity’s most pressing problems – the rapid degradation of […]

3 projects that show we can deliver on the pledge to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests On Arbor Day 2021, the US Chapter of 1t.org is celebrating a dramatic surge in new pledges that deliver on the 1t.org vision to simultaneously empower action at all levels. Pledges […]

10 ways to accelerate grassroots innovation and build a more inclusive future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kenneth Kwok, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Citizen Capital Innovation can develop a much larger role in the post-COVID world to inspire transformation to a more inclusive and sustainable economy and society. Accelerating grassroots innovation requires a […]

What to know about the EU’s facial recognition regulation – and how to comply

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sébastien Louradour, Fellow, Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) is a central concern of the European Commission’s proposed AI regulation. To successfully comply, tech providers will need to build tailored approaches to […]

This ‘citizen science’ project means anyone can help map the Great Barrier Reef – from the comfort of home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content The Great Reef Census is asking the global community to help assess the health of Australia’s coral reef system. The project is collecting data on the 13,000 images of reef life taken by […]

The challenge of palliative care in universal health coverage

This article was written by Ms. Maria Luisa Colpini Meurer and Mr. Mateus Henrique Aderaldo Amichi. Maria L. C. Meurer is a 3rd year medical student and a member of IFMSA Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

How slowing down the cashless frenzy could ensure a more inclusive society in East Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yunzhong Cheng, Strategic Partnership Lead, Asia , World Economic Forum In Asia, South Korea is the cashless champion, while Japan remains loyal to cash. Elderly, rural and low-income groups lack the digital communications equipment, network access, and digital-finance […]

How learning through play as a child can help you succeed as an adult

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Chair, Learning through Play, The LEGO Foundation With 50% of all employees needing to reskill by 2025, the ability of individuals to adapt is even more essential in this rapidly changing global economy. Learning through […]

Fight against organised crime: New 5-year strategy for boosting cooperation across the EU and for better use of digital tools for investigations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting a new EU Strategy to tackle Organised Crime, focusing on boosting law enforcement and judicial cooperation, tackling organised crime structures and high priority crimes, removing criminal profits and ensuring a modern response to technological developments. Organised crime groups continue to develop and evolve, as shown by their rapid adaptation to the coronavirus pandemic, for example […]

Team Europe increased Official Development Assistance to €66.8 billion as the world’s leading donor in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and its 27 Member States have significantly increased their Official Development Assistance (ODA) for partner countries to €66.8 billion in 2020. This is a 15% increase in nominal terms and equivalent to 0.50% of collective Gross National Income (GNI), up from 0.41% […]

When will life return to ‘pre-COVID normal’?

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 majority of people expect life to return to something like ‘normal’ within the next 12 months, according to a new World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey. There are large differences between countries on this, […]

Banning caged farming in the EU: Hearing on the European Citizens’ Initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The public hearing, organised jointly by Parliament’s Agriculture and Petitions Committees, on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “End the Cage Age will be opened by Committee Chairs Norbert Lins (EPP, DE) and Dolors Montserrat (EPP, ES) alongside Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra […]

How data is driving sustainability in food retail

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tuuli Sarvilinna, Senior VP, Electronic Controllers & Services, Danfoss Climate Solutions, Danfoss Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are helping food retailers to maintain the quality and safety of our food using the least amount of energy possible. IoT […]