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 […]

How can we measure real progress on the Sustainable Development Goals?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Christian Kroll, Scientific Co-Director, SDG Index and Dashboards The UN Agenda 2030, with its 17 historic Global Goals, was signed into action by governments – but these historic targets also hold unique opportunities for investors and businesses. Also […]

The two big uncertainties shaping our future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier Woeffray, Project Lead, Knowledge Networks and Analysis, World Economic Forum Geneva When we think about the future, most of us try to predict it by extrapolating from a wide range of assumptions that we make about today. […]

The great challenge of the 21st century is learning to consume less. This is how we can do it

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jason Hickel, Anthropologist, London School of Economics Ecological collapse is hard to miss in the headlines. From deforestation to soil depletion, species extinction to climate change, the past few years have brought countless troubling reports. We are living […]

What does the future of energy look like, how do we get there, and who will benefit?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Hamilton, Director, Project for Clean Energy and Innovation Even with most of the world agreeing on the goals set forward in Paris, it is less clear what staying below 2°C looks like. On a very basic level, […]

Why do medical curricula shouldn’t neglect the Sustainable Development Goals

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Bianca Quintella, a 4th year Brazilian medical student. She 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. Whose are the sustainable […]

“Prevention is better than cure”: the main goal of modern medicine

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Nicolo Baldini, a medicine and surgery student at Università Politecnica Delle Marche. 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. […]

SDGs and the historical and economic impact on Brazilian health

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Gabrielle Bonilha Miranda, a 22 years old student who is currently coursing the second year of medical school. She 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 […]

“A sustainable economy, low-carbon, resource-efficient, resilient and more competitive on the global stage”, EU Commissioner Vella in a Sting Exclusive

EU Commissioner Vella’s exclusive opinion editorial is published in response to the United Nations Under-Secretary-General Erik Solheim’s cutting-edge article on renewable energy investment and sustainable finance exclusively published at The Sting on 13 April 2018. The opinions expressed in this Sting Exclusive belong to the EU Commissioner. Environmental risks to the economy cannot be ignored. The […]

Metrics of the Sustainable Developments Goals: Can we trust our data?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Laura Jung, a medical student from Leipzig, Germany. She 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. From a public […]

“The markets have moved on renewables, policy makers must keep up”, A Sting Exclusive by Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Just in case there was ever any doubt, it’s now crystal clear that clean, renewable energy is the future. The latest data shows a […]

So, what is your favourite Sustainable Development Goal?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Kim van Daalen, a Dutch Public Health MPhil student at the University of Cambridge. She 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 […]

Sustainable Development Goals: making the world a better place

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Ooko Lornah Akello, a final year medical student at University of Nairobi, Kenya. Ms Akello is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

Health & Sustainable Development Goals: it’s about doing what we can

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Fiona Mansfield, a medical student at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Ms Mansfield is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

Making the most of the Sustainable Development Goal 3: its overlooked role in medical education

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Aurelija Martinonytė, a 3rd year medical student at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Ms Martinonytė is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

Public health through universal health coverage can help to attain many SDGs

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Rosemary James, a fourth year medical student at the National University of Ireland, Galwa. She is co-chair for the Association of Medical Students Ireland (AMSI) in Galway. Ms James is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Infrastructure can lay the groundwork for the Sustainable Development Goals” by Mr Fulai Sheng, UN Environment Senior Economist

Exclusively written for The Sting by Mr Fulai Sheng, UN Environment senior economist. The opinions belong to the distinguished writer. Infrastructure’s importance is often overlooked. Similar to the circulatory and nervous systems in the human body, infrastructure underpins our economies and allow them to function. Energy, transport, telecommunications and water infrastructure provide the framework that […]

Donald Trump’s victory is a great opening for global EU leadership on the sustainability agenda

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr Alexandros Liakopoulos. The opinions expressed within reflect only the write’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Finally, after a long and extraordinary in multiple respects clash of the US political parties, the American people decided that Donald Trump should become the 45th […]

Connectivity and collaboration in the ICT industry: the key to socio-economic development

Sponsored Content Why is it so important to ensure that as many people in the world as possible have access to information and communication technologies? And why does collaboration within and across the ICT industry matter so much in driving socio-economic development? These questions are at the very heart of ITU Telecom World 2016, the […]

A Sting Exclusive: why the environment is important to your health, by UNEP’s Head for Europe

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting  by Mr Jan Dusik, UN Environment Europe’s Director and Regional Representative. On the afternoon of 23rd of December last year, bells rang to mark the end of term in schools across Sarajevo one week earlier than usual.  However, this was not due to an early New Year celebration. The air […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the new Sustainable Development Agenda”, Ulf Björnholm underscores from UNEP Brussels

Exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Ulf Björnholm, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Liaison Office to the EU institutions. 2015 marked a turning point for global cooperation on sustainable development, with world leaders agreeing on a new UN Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change. These agreements represent a […]