Innovation in mobility payments is keeping people moving while protecting the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hannah Keyes, Fellow, Global New Mobility Coalition, World Economic Forum, Jamie Wylie, Project Lead, Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum A summer of extreme heat incidents, skyrocketing inflation rates and devastating energy and fuel costs have put significant strain […]

Most people get their news online – but many are switching off altogether. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content New figures from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat confirm that the consumption of news online is continuing to grow. The data from 2021 shows that 72% of internet users aged 16-74 […]

The cost-of-living crisis has pushed 71 million people into poverty – here’s what needs to happen

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, Annabel Walker, Writer, Formative Content The cost of living crisis has pushed 71 million people into poverty, according to the United Nations. Inflation is climbing as the Ukraine conflict and the effects of […]

Ukraine: Cohesion funding to support people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted today a proposal for Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE) allowing Member States and regions to provide emergency support to people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. CARE is introducing the necessary flexibility in the 2014-2020 Cohesion policy rules […]

Humanitarian aid: €294.2 million for people in need in East and Southern Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has allocated €294.2 million in humanitarian funding to assist vulnerable populations in East and Southern Africa in 2022. The funding will be allocated to projects in the following countries and regions: Djibouti (€500,000), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great […]

How 4IR is encouraging the development of people, not just machines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing & Value Chains; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum & Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific and Chief Energy Officer, Alcott Global New manufacturing opportunities are expected to create […]

How public-private partnerships can give more people better healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan M. Trager, Honorary Professor, University College London & President of the PPP Initiative LTD Health access is a defining challenge facing 21st-century governments. Even before the pandemic, slower-moving crises like non-communicablediseases and ageing populations threatened to put […]

4 ways to improve the lives of older people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prakash Tyagi, Founder-Director, GRAVIS Hospital; Executive Director, GRAVIS By 2050, it is expected there will be more humans over 60 than under 15 for the first time in history. Older people are harder hit by poverty and ill-health, […]

How to provide safe water to billions of people by 2030

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shauna Curry, CEO, CAWST To meet Sustainable Development Goal 6, Clean water and sanitation for all, the current rate of progress must quadruple. Otherwise, 1.6 billion will still be without safe water in 2030. Water treatment technologies are […]

How to bring digital inclusion to the people who need it most

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Govind Shivkumar, Director, Responsible Technology, Omidyar Network, Kevin O’Neil, Associate Director, Strategic Insights, Rockefeller Foundation & Liv Marte Kristiansen Nordhaug, Co-Lead, Digital Public Goods Alliance, NORAD , Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) solutions can improve the lives of citizens’ […]

In which countries do people exercise most around the world – and what stops them doing more?

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 An Ipsos survey asked 21,000 adults about exercise habits. People in the Netherlands are the most physically active, spending more than 12 hours a week exercising or playing sport. More than half […]

These are the skills young people will need for the green jobs of the future

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 Farming, architecture, science and teaching are some of the sectors that will need new green skills, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Almost half of young people feel they don’t have […]

People who speak more are more likely to be considered leaders

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 US scientists found that quantity, rather than quality, of talking determines who is perceived as a leader in small groups. The ‘babble hypothesis’ was tested on university students working together on a task. […]

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 […]