We’re all in the same boat on the SDGs. Here’s how we steer a course

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Diana Guzmán, Regional Acceleration Lead, SDIP, World Economic Forum This week, the international community is once again assembled in New York for a series of important discussions about climate change and sustainable development. This time they will be watched […]

Sustainable development funding is broken. Here’s how to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an urgent call for action to end poverty and reduce inequality, while protecting our planet, […]

The UN has a 17-point plan to save the world. So how’s it doing?

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 In 2015, the United Nations wrote a to-do list to address the world’s biggest problems – designed to tackle everything from poverty to the oceans – and lift people up by 2030 without […]

Is 2019 the beginning of the end for coal in Europe?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Coal generation in Europe fell by a fifth in the first half of this year, with almost every coal-burning country cutting back. Western Europe saw particularly dramatic drops in production – up to 79% in Ireland, […]

Illicit trade endangers the environment, the law and the SDGs. We need a global response

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) & Jeffrey HardyDirector-General, Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade A dark side to globalization has been the alarming emergence of illicit trade, […]

How fixing broken food systems can help us meet all the SDGs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Stokes, Co-founder, Managed Security Forum, Prevalent AI Global leaders have set themselves a series of ambitious goals and targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ending hunger by 2030 (SDG 2) or reducing premature mortality from […]

There isn’t a single country on track to make the UN’s targets for gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content There isn’t a country in the world that’s currently set to achieve gender equality by the UN’s target of 2030. Not a single nation is doing enough to improve the lives of women and […]

This is how Copenhagen plans to go carbon-neutral by 2025

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Vad, Mathiesen, Professor, Aalborg University Ida Auken, Member of Parliament, Parliament of Denmark (Folketinget), Jens Martin Skibsted, Partner, Skibsted Ideation Aps EnergyLab Nordhavn will be completed this year – the Danish smart energy lighthouse project that will integrate […]

Advanced economies still have plenty of work to do to reach Sustainable Development Goals

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. With only 11 years left to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, some of the most economically advanced countries have still not met targets in areas like poverty reduction, youth employment, education and training, gender equality and numerical literacy, according to a new OECD report. Measuring […]

4 key ways countries can finance their SDG ambitions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gavin E.R. Wilson, Co-Chair, Global Future Council on Development Finance A new global framework for financing sustainable development was established in 2015. Every country on earth signed up to the Global Goals, having recognized the critical importance of attracting […]

In an era of global uncertainty, the SDGs can be our guide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McArthur, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution & Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group Global cooperation is at a crossroads. Many of the world’s biggest challenges are not a result of disagreements about how to cooperate, but a […]

To keep track of the SDGs, we need a data revolution

(Unsplash, 2019) This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve MacFeelyChief Statistician, UNCTAD In March 2015, presidents and prime ministers around the world signed up to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. That agenda is the most ambitious development plan ever conceived by the […]

Why the ocean holds the key to sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway It is only 12 years until 2030, the deadline for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world has set itself an ambitious task. To reach the SDGs we will have […]

Why people with disabilities are your company’s untapped resource

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thorkil Sonne, Chairman Denmark’s Council for Corporate Responsibility and SDG Want to know how to attract the innovative and resilient employees required to give you a competitive edge in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Then look no further: this article […]

Future fit: 3 ways fashion can be more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jemi Laclé, Project Manager, Data and Analytics, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group & Jharonne Martis, Director, Consumer Research, Thomson Reuters The fashion industry and the international development arena seem worlds apart. One is focused on […]

Sustainable development demands a broader vision, says new OECD Development Centre report

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Economic growth does not necessarily go coupled with well-being. The first industrialised countries increased their populations’ well-being with rates of economic growth lower than those experienced by emerging economies: many of the latter are struggling to convert faster Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth into substantive and […]

Sustainable development demands a broader vision, says new OECD Development Centre report

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Economic growth does not necessarily go coupled with well-being. The first industrialised countries increased their populations’ well-being with rates of economic growth lower than those experienced by emerging economies: many of the latter are struggling to convert faster Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth into substantive and […]

“Asia-Pacific takes stock of ambitious development targets”, written by the Heads of UNFPA and ESCAP

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Dr. Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The opinions expressed in this article belong […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Regulators and the shipping industry collaborating for a sustainable future”, written by the Secretary General of IMO

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer.   I am often asked about my vision for the future of the shipping industry, especially at a time of so much change. As a Secretary-General […]

Forget GDP – for the 21st century we need a modern growth measure

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit It is critically important we monitor societal progress and design responsive policies to 21s- century challenges, such as climate change, the marginalization of more than a billion people, resource depletion and […]

How a new approach to meat can help end hunger

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Laudicina, Chairman, A.T. Kearney Global Business Policy Council Today, one in nine people are hungry. And there will be nearly 20% more mouths to feed in 2030 than there are today. But there is a reason to […]

Is the energy industry meeting its sustainability goals?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francois Austin, Partner, Oliver Wyman The energy industry was vastly different 20 years ago, when two colleagues and I founded a consultancy which advised global oil and gas companies. Our work was primarily focused on reducing operational risks […]

Why business can no longer turn a blind eye to poor vision

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Chen, Founder, Clearly If you have poor vision, glasses are highly likely to help you enjoy a better quality of life and work longer. If you are a driver with poor vision, glasses could well extend your […]

What washing your hands can teach you about global change

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever & Myriam Sidibe, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School & Val Curtis, Director of the Environmental Health Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine On a […]

It’s time to move: 5 ways we can upgrade our SDG navigation systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolien de Bruin, CEO and founder, C-Change & Josephine Damstra, Partnership lead, C-Change & Dave Prescott, Senior Associate, The Partnering Initiative (TPI) We invite you to visit the streets of New York during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), […]

Inaction on obesity stands in the way of sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johanna Ralston, CEO , World Obesity Federation, Sir Trevor Hassell, President, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Vanessa Candeias, Head of Global Health and Healthcare System Initiative, World Economic Forum, Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novo Nordisk A/S […]

What you need to know about the Sustainable Development Impact Summit

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poppie Mphuthing, Editorial Lead, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum & Alem Tedeneke, Media Manager, World Economic Forum USA When and where will the Summit take place? The second annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit takes place in New […]

The secret weapon in the fight for sustainability? The humble barcode

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niall MurphyCo-founder and CEO, EVRYTHNG About four trillion physical consumer products are made and sold around the world annually. With more than a hundred million different types of product, from cans of soda to designer shirts, and bike […]

5 ways to make your organization a great sustainability partner

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darian Stibbe, Executive Director, The Partnering Initiative (TPI) & Dave PrescottSenior Associate, The Partnering Initiative (TPI) The vision is clear and compelling: a world in which business prospers, societies thrive and the environment flourishes. Leaders from across all […]

What does reimagining our energy system look like?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Martin, Co-founder and Managing Director, Power Ledger That carbon emissions from power generation are one of the leading causes of climate change is nothing new, nor is the fact that the proliferation of clean energy sources is […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Technology for all, development for all: the role of ITU”, written by the Secretary General of the United Nations Agency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Houlin Zhao, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies-ICTs. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. The world is undergoing a technological transformation that promises to improve people’s lives on […]

It’s not your imagination, summers are getting hotter

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Summers never used to be this hot, did they? You may have asked yourself that question and wondered whether in fact you’re just getting more sensitive to the heat as you get older. But in […]

A conceptual approach to Violence Against Healthcare in Turkey from SDG’s

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by Mr Muhsin Öznaneci, a medical student from Istanbul Medeniyet LC/TurkMSIC. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. In […]