Biodiversity: MEPs demand binding targets to protect wildlife and people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A “Paris agreement” for biodiversity and an EU Biodiversity Law are needed to ensure that ecosystems are restored, resilient, and adequately protected by 2050. On Tuesday, Parliament adopted the resolution “EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives” with 515 votes […]

A giant new offshore wind project is set to power 10 million US homes

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 US is set to power 10 million homes from a series of offshore wind farms. Global offshore wind has grown from 2.2 gigawatts in 2016 to 6.1 gigawatts in 2020. The […]

What are food crises and how many people are affected by them?

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 155 million people are caught up in food crises of varying severity. 133,000 people in Burkina Faso, South Sudan and Yemen are most at risk. 10 countries account for two thirds of […]

Realizing the potential of synthetic biology to help people and the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claudia Vickers, Director, CSIRO, Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform & Megan Palmer, Adjunct Professor; Executive Director, Bio Policy and Leadership Initiatives, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University & Jennifer Molloy, Shuttleworth Research Fellow, University of Cambridge & Elissa Prichep, […]

Protecting people working through platforms: Commission launches a first-stage consultation of the social partners

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launches the first-stage consultation of European social partners on how to improve the working conditions for people working through digital labour platforms. Platform work is developing rapidly in the EU across a growing number of business sectors. It can offer increased […]

Charlie’s tragedy energized deeper feelings amongst Europeans; back to basics?

With a superfluity of hypocrisy and a thirst for positive media exposure the European political leaders marched last Sunday in the streets of Paris, to tell the world ‘Je suis Charlie’. It’s most uncertain if anyone of them knew what the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ was before the atrocity in the premises of the journal. Bernard Holtrop, […]

Population in crisis hit EU countries will suffer for decades

The positive relation between economic growth and the size of population is one of the best established principles in economic theory. There is no doubt then that today’s birth rate and future GDP are positively related, despite the fact that the dynamism of the correlation between those two crucial variables, seems to vary according to […]