Investing in education could add $2.54 trillion to the global economy: ‘Playful learning’ is key

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Chair, Learning through Play, The LEGO Foundation When education was massively disrupted by COVID-19, many children were already facing disruption posed by climate change and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To enable children to thrive, society […]

Discharge: MEPs delay signing off on

accounts of EU border control agency Frontex This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament signed off on the 2020 budgets of most EU bodies, except for Frontex, the European Economic and Social Committee, and the Council. In a vote by show of hands, Parliament withheld their approval of the management […]

ESG – how can we measure how ‘good’ companies are?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum ESG stands for ‘environmental, social and governance’ issues. Investors are increasingly putting money into companies that claim good ESG performance. But how do we measure that? An expert explains on this […]

Stand Up for Ukraine: European Commission and Government of Canada team up with Global Citizen to mobilise support for refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission and the Government of Canada announced the launch of a global campaign to raise funding in support of people fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, in partnership with international advocacy organisation Global Citizen. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on […]

EU strengthens partnership with WHO to boost local manufacturing and access to vaccines, medicines and health technologies in Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) are strengthening their partnership to improve equitable access to safe, effective, and quality-assured vaccines, medicines and health technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced today […]

Why putting women in charge of their own financial security pays dividends

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rathi Mani-Kandt, Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion Specialist and Human-Centered Designer, CARE and Koheun Lee, Human-Centered Designer, CARE Failure to design financial products and services without considering women perpetuates existing inequalities. Women-centred design aims to dismantle these […]

EU must prepare better to fight off foreign interference and disinformation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU’s lack of awareness and counter-measures makes interference an attractive tactic for malicious foreign actors and endangers democracy, say MEPs. Parliament’s inquiry into mapping how malicious foreign powers manipulate information and interfere in the EU to undermine democratic processes concluded that malicious actors […]

What the IPCC Report tells us about the need for radical climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate; Deputy Head, Centre for Nature & Climate Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Nathan Cooper, Lead, Partnerships and Engagement Strategy, Climate Action Platform, World Economic Forum & Lukas Bester, Researcher, Writer, Sustainable […]

Data Act: Commission proposes measures for a fair and innovative data economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission proposes new rules on whocan use and access data generated in the EU across all economic sectors. The Data Act will ensure fairness in the digital environment, stimulate a competitive data market, open opportunities for data-driven innovation and make data more […]

Rule of Law conditionality: MEPs call on the Commission to act immediately

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following the Court of Justice ruling on the “rule of law conditionality” mechanism, MEPs demand that the Commission applies it and protects EU values. “The rule of law is our treasure”, said Clément Beaune on behalf of the French Presidency of the Council. He […]

Which countries could become the world’s hydrogen superpowers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Climate change and net-zero commitments are accelerating the shift from fossil fuels to alternatives such as clean hydrogen. The race is on to adopt hydrogen technologies, with some countries positioning to become tomorrow’s […]

How our economy could become more ‘nature-positive’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Echandi, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility and Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute A new World Economic Forum white paper sets out how our economies stand to gain from nature-positive […]

What are nature-based solutions and how can we finance them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth Wathuti, Founder, Green Generation Initiative, Lindsey Prowse, Specialist, 1t.org North America, World Economic Forum Nature-based solutions are actions and policies that protect, manage and restore natural ecosystems, while addressing societal challenges. These solutions are recognized as an […]

Special Economic Zones: How one city helped propel its country’s economic development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richie Santosdiaz, Executive Economic Development Advisor, The Corporate Group Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been established to liberalize economic regulation in a country and promote economic development. Schenzen’s SEZ in China is a success story and the country, […]

Digital sovereignty: Commission proposes Chips Act to confront semiconductor shortages and strengthen Europe’s technological leadership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission proposes a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the EU’s security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technologies and applications. The European Chips Act will bolster Europe’s competitiveness, resilience and help achieve both the digital and green transition. Recent […]

These 6 trends are shaping the businesses of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content The pandemic and the technological revolution are fundamentally changing today’s business world. Organizations that rethink, reshape and reinvent themselves will be best placed for the future. Trends include learning from real-time data and […]

Coronavirus: Commission proposes to extend the EU Digital COVID Certificate by one year

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission is proposing to extend the EU Digital COVID Certificate by a year, until 30 June 2023. The COVID-19 virus continues to be prevalent in Europe and at this stage it is not possible to determine the impact of a possible […]

How stakeholder alignment on sustainability unlocks a competitive advantage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer, Accenture, Peter Lacy, Global Sustainability Services Lead and Chief Responsibility Officer, Accenture, Cyrus Suntook, Strategy Senior Manager, Responsible Leadership Fellow, Accenture & Jill Rademacher, Head of the Forum Foundations, World […]

Here’s how exercise alters our brain chemistry – and could prevent dementia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Exercise boosts levels of a protein that strengthens communication between brain cells. Physical activity may help build synaptic health, even at late ages, new research shows. Protecting brain health is rising up […]

Is the Western diet causing a spike in autoimmune diseases?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Autoimmune diseases are becoming more prevalent around the world. They come about when the body’s immune system has difficulty distinguishing healthy cells from unhealthy microorganisms. These diseases include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis […]

Here’s what’s needed to build a circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum To mitigate the worst impacts of climate change we’ll need to build a circular economy and rethink how we make and use things. Experts share what systems, business models and communities […]

3 areas of progress on climate change can help combat anxiety

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karn Manhas, Founder, Terramera Many people are experiencing a sense of doom about the climate crisis. Being optimistic is hard when we’re faced with some pretty stark outcomes. Solutions bound by nature offer a positive focus in the […]

Parliament updates the composition of its committees and subcommittees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs updated the number of members in Parliament’s 20 committees and 3 sub-committees, and the political groups determined who will sit in each committee. Following a plenary vote on the proposal by Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (673 for, 17 against, 5 abstentions), […]

European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: €2.8 million to support dismissed workers in the Spanish car industry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission proposes to support 450 workers who lost their jobs in the car industry in the Spanish region of Catalonia with €2.8 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers (EGF). The funding will help the dismissed workers find […]

EU challenges Russian export restrictions on wood at WTO

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU is requesting consultations with Russia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning export restrictions placed by Russia on wood products. The export restrictions consist of significantly increased export duties on certain wood products and a drastic reduction in the number of […]

Turning COP26’s energy and enthusiasm into citywide change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlotta Conte, Mission holder and Nature-based Solutions innovation, Dark Matter Labs, Konstantina Koulouri, Project management and Natural Capital research, Dark Matter Labs & Thomas Theodore, Editor and writer, Dark Matter Labs It’ll be almost impossible to meet net […]

63% of executives think their company is leading on climate-change. But the true picture is more complex

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Punit Renjen, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte C-suite executives worldwide recognize the need for business to take climate action. Simultaneously, they are struggling to meaningfully transform their companies. One-fifth of companies are actually taking decisive steps on sustainability. […]

In a divided world, music can help to bring us back together

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marin Alsop, Chief Conductor, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra Marin Alsop has created the opening concert for the Forum’s Annual Meetings for the past three years. Music, she believes, can transform young lives. It can also help to bridge […]

3 imperatives to accelerate the world’s sustainable recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roland Busch, President and CEO, Siemens AG There is a unique opportunity to shape a sustainable future. Time is running out; we need to accelerate action on every front. Technology, skills development and global cooperation are paramount. When […]

Training a new generation of cybersecurity experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand globally and companies are struggling to find people with the right skills. The impact The World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity and its partners have launched a set of initiatives to reduce the […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on vaccine sharing in 2021 and targets for 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is the biggest donor of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines so far. As Team Europe we have exceeded our vaccine-sharing target in 2021. We promised to share 250 million doses with low and middle income countries by the end of 2021. […]

Preparation ladder of resolution for younger generations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sneha Chakraborty is a Final year Medical student at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Can One Health Approach eliminate the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance to Global Health Agenda?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shirazum Munira, a third year medical student currently studying in Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College,Dhaka,Bangladesh. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]