We can help beat the climate crisis by investing in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund in the US & Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund Ecosystem-based climate solutions have the greatest positive impact both for the planet and for local communities in developing countries. […]

5 things you need to know about the new global framework to manage nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Akanksha Khatri, Head, Nature and Biodiversity, World Economic Forum The Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity has released the first draft of its new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. It outlines action plans to protect, restore and […]

COVID-19 tests rely on bacteria discovered in a natural pool in the 1960s – and it’s not the only slice of nature essential to medicine

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 PCR tests for COVID-19 are only effective due to a bacteria discovered in the 1960s in Yellowstone National Park. The microbes can withstand temperature changes, holding chains of DNA stable while the […]

How nature can help carbon-intensive companies meet their net-zero commitments

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael B. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Forest Trends For hard-to-abate sectors like transport, energy and aviation, tropical forests are a key tool for setting and following through on ambitious net-zero climate commitments. The new LEAF Coalition […]

What is the ‘Green List’ and how can it help protect the world’s natural wonders?

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 IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas aims to raise standards for nature conservation. 16 countries worldwide have currently made the list, with 50 more hoping to make the grade. […]

Nature is our most precious asset – we must all act now to save it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristian Teleki, Director of the Friends of Ocean Action, World Economic Forum, and Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute While humanity has been prospering in recent decades, this has come at a high cost to the natural […]

Commission report: Europe’s nature under threat as world suffers worst year on record for forest fires

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Joint Research Centre of the Commission presented the 20th edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, covering 2019. In what was the worst-ever year for forest fires around the world in recent history, […]

What if nature became a legal person?

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 Humans have long treated nature as little more than an exploitable resource – and we are now living with the consequences. Granting legal personhood to things like forests, rivers and species could […]

What the mighty mangrove tells us about our broken relationship with nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Enric Sala, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society Mangrove trees can sequester up to ten times as much of our carbon pollution as rainforests. Mangroves also help defend against flooding. Our overuse of our natural resources is costing us $6 […]

Why nature is the most important stakeholder of the coming decade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tariq Al-Olaimy, Co-founder, Public-Planet Partnerships Shareholder capitalism has been built on the destruction of the natural world We must place the natural world at the centre of any new model It’s time to move towards a rights-based stakeholder […]

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people’s health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. President Ursula von der Leyen said: […]

Why the fight against nature loss should be a business priority

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eva Zabey, Executive Director, Business for Nature Nature is essential to both global economic prosperity and individual business success. We cannot have a sustainable future for people and economies if we do not address nature, climate and people in […]

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 […]

Why we need a Paris Agreement for nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kim Cloete, Official Writer, World Economic Forum on Africa It’s time for all governments to commit to a set of sustainability targets aimed at protecting nature and biodiversity across the globe, agreed environmental and business leaders at the World […]

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

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 Environmentalists in the UK want to return a quarter of the country to the wild, in a bid to absorb carbon dioxide to help combat climate change. The proposal is in is […]

This is why mountains matter more than you think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Mountains have long held a certain mystique for those living in their shadows. From the Mayans and Greeks to Japan’s Shinto religion, mountain gods appear in cultures and belief systems throughout history and around the […]

Our food system is pushing nature to the brink. Here’s what we need to do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: João Campari, Global Practice Leader, Food, WWF International At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, two of the key frames of discussion were how to help our planet and how to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As […]

Amazon indigenous groups want to create a nature sanctuary the size of Mexico

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content Indigenous people in Latin America want to create the world’s largest protected area to help fight climate change and protect biodiversity. The national park-like area would stretch from the bottom of the Andes, through […]

How much is nature worth? $125 trillion, according to this report

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Plummeting wildlife populations have become a stark reminder that the planet and its resources are under tremendous pressure. Between 1970 and 2014, there has been a 60% fall in the numbers of […]

LIFE Programme: Member States to benefit from quarter of a billion euros of investments in environment, nature and climate action

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved an investment package of €243 million from the EU budget for projects under the LIFE programme supporting nature, the environment and quality of life in Europe’s transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The EU funding under the […]

Harnessing the power of nature in the fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florian Reber, Strategy Lead, South Pole If we are to solve our global climate and development challenges, we will need nature’s help. Healthy forests, soils and mangroves are not only important allies for addressing our global food security […]

There is a forgotten solution to climate change that we must invest in – nature

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Managing Director, Global Lands, The Nature Conservancy Here are some things we know: that the climate is changing, that this is largely a result of too much carbon and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, […]