7 billion ‘extra’ trees have been discovered in Africa – part of the continent’s ongoing efforts to restore and reforest the land

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 7 billion trees that hadn’t been counted before have been discovered in Africa. The collaboration between Google and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has also identified many opportunities for improved land […]

How pockets of Scottish forests could save red squirrels

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 The red squirrel populations are in decline with estimates indicating the UK red squirrel population is now under 140,000 compared to 2.5 million greys. A study by Heriot-Watt University and Forestry and Land […]

Forest fires: EU helps Italy, Greece, Albania and North Macedonia to fight devastating fires

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As forest fires continue affecting various regions in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans, the European Commission is swiftly mobilising support to assist countries in limiting the spread of the fires and protect lives and livelihoods. Two Canadair firefighting airplanes from France are being […]

European Green Deal: Commission proposes new strategy to protect and restore EU forests

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal that builds on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The strategy contributes to the package of measures proposed to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions […]

How to save the world’s forests with carbon credits

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Antonioli, Chief Executive Officer, Verra The Verified Carbon Standard can unlock the power of carbon credits to halt deforestation. By the end of last year, 185 million carbon credits had been issued under this programme for forest […]

Can this billion-dollar initiative save the world’s tropical forests?

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 new public-private initiative will provide $1 billion in financing to countries that protect their tropical forests. The US, UK and Norwegian governments have teamed up with global businesses such as Amazon, GSK […]

Ensuring supply chains are deforestation-free is still a priority. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Milder, Director of Global Programs, Rainforest Alliance & Leah Samberg, Senior Scientist, Rainforest Alliance No-deforestation supply chains still belong at the top of the agenda and at the heart of responsible business as we move into a […]

Why a green economy is needed to stop Amazon deforestation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Executive Director, Igarape, Inc Future of the Amazon rainforest is at a dangerous environmental tipping point if deforestation levels rise another 5%. Collective action must be taken by countries in the Amazon Basin, underpinned […]

Singapore is building a ‘forest town’ with abundant green spaces and underground roads

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 In Singapore, the ‘forest town’ of Tengah is being built on land once home to a brickworks and later used for military training. Vehicles will run underground to make the eco-development’s town centre […]

Could 2021 be a turning point for forests and climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruben Lubowski, Chief Natural Resource Economist, Environmental Defense Fund & Rupert Edwards, Head, Policy and Market Analysis, Climate Change Capital & Jacinto Coello, Programme Management Officer, UN Environment & Gabriel Labbate, REDD+ Team Leader and Regional Coordinator for […]

Why collaboration is key to global reforestation efforts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristina Kloberdanz, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mastercard Multi-stakeholder collaboration is essential for accomplishing ambitious Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The business community can play a key role in the reforestation movement by developing large-scale initiatives. Quarantine, lockdown, social distancing […]

Binding legislation needed to stop EU-driven global deforestation, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call on the Commission to put forward rules to stop EU-driven global deforestation through mandatory due diligence for companies placing products on the EU market. Currently, there is no EU legislation prohibiting products that contribute to the destruction of forests from being placed […]

5 things you might not know about forests – but should

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 Forests cover almost a third of the Earth’s surface. 420 million hectares have been lost since 1990. The UN reveals 5 hidden benefits of forests, from protecting the soil to providing water […]

Why collective action is the key to saving our forests

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum Individual actions by stakeholders have failed to halt deforestation. With collective action, we can reverse this catastrophic trend. The forests themselves have much to teach us about collaboration. […]

This app lets you plant trees to fight deforestation

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 Planting trees to save the planet just got a whole lot easier – no gardening gloves required. A new app from the young people behind the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation means anyone can now help […]

The first-ever climate telethon has raised $2.6 million for new forests

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 Danish people have donated $2.6 million in what’s been called be the world’s first climate telethon. Broadcast from the middle of a forest, Denmark Plants Trees featured live music, comedy, and a plea […]

Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world’s forests, which host 80% of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world’s population, and are vital to […]

Fighting forest fires in Europe – how it works

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Every year there are devastating forest fires in Europe, destroying thousands of hectares of forests. Although the South European countries are at a higher risk, no European country is immune. When a forest fire gets too big for a country to extinguish it on […]

Three steps we must take to secure the future of our forests

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum In May, the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) hosted its annual meeting in Bogotá, Colombia’s high-altitude capital, surrounded by the country’s extensive forests. The meeting was invigorating. It was upbeat. […]

Could play be a game-changer for the world’s forests?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claude Garcia, Forest management and development team leader, ETH Zurich Decision-makers, be they company leaders or government representatives, have the monumental responsibility of creating laws, policies and regulations, and then deploying the relevant resources to implement them. This […]

Why saving our forests should be a global priority

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum As someone who cares passionately about the future of our planet, I have been cheering on the growing global movement of students in their school strikes for climate. They […]

Why feeding the planet doesn’t have to mean sacrificing our forests

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fraser Thompson, Director, AlphaBeta Between 2015 to 2025, around 750 million people are expected to move into cities worldwide, contributing to the burgeoning consuming class – and this urbanization in emerging economies like China, India, and Brazil will […]

AI can be a game-changer for the world’s forests. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lucas Joppa, Chief enviroment officer, Microsoft Despite a wealth of statistics about the value of our natural resources, we are essentially flying blind when it comes to their current state and how to best protect them. To fight […]