Biodiversity: MEPs demand binding targets to protect wildlife and humans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. An EU Biodiversity Law is needed to set the biodiversity governance framework until 2050, the Environment Committee agreed on Friday. The committee adopted its position on the “EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives”, with 62 votes to 4 and […]

5 things we can do in 2021 that will protect the ocean and change lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristian Teleki, Director of Friends of Ocean Action, World Economic Forum, and Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute The stars are aligned around five actions that together will deliver food security, sustainable jobs, climate resilience, justice and […]

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, […]

How’s Life? reveals improvements in well-being but persistent inequalities

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Life has generally improved for many people in OECD countries over the past 10 years but inequalities persist and insecurity, despair and disconnection affect significant parts of the population, according to a new report. OECD’s latest How’s Life? report says household disposable income per capita has […]

EU invests more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support 10 large-scale environment and climate projects in nine Member States, helping Europe’s transition to a sustainable […]

These cities have the best quality of life

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 Residents of Zurich enjoy the best quality of life in the world, according to Deutsche Bank’s latest research. The Swiss city overtook New Zealand’s capital Wellington to claim the top spot in […]

An economist explains how to go carbon neutral in our lifetime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Stern, President, Royal Economic Society & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Fear and despair are an understandable reaction to climate change. Unless we radically change the way we live, we’re on the path to a […]