Why carbon capture could be the game-changer the world needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute The clock is ticking, and greater ambition is needed. The scale of the challenge is unprecedented. The world economy is set to double in the next 20 years, while we need to cut […]

In Japan, if you’re 76 you’re biologically 65

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Beale People experience the health problems of the average 65-year-old at different ages around the world, with citizens in some countries suffering them 30 years earlier than in others. Japan and Switzerland have the healthiest ageing people, […]

Your morning cup of coffee contains 140 litres of water

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The next time you casually turn on a tap, fill a kettle and make a cup of coffee, take a moment to consider how important water is to your life. While we are […]

European creativity and digital economy are drowning in a copyright swamp

This article was written for The European Sting by our readers Professor Dr. Mindaugas Kiskis at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  The EU copyright reform needs just one last approval by the European Parliament. It is bulldozer driven by the copyright incumbents […]

Don’t compare data to oil – digitization needs a new mindset

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General, Finnish National Board of Education We must be able to make the utilization of knowledge and the processes of collective learning more visible in order to be able to operate better in the future. We […]

More children killed by unsafe water, than bullets, says UNICEF chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, in a report launched to coincide with World Water Day, marked on 22 March. UNICEF’s 16-nation study into […]

5 things you need to know about water

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brett Walton, Reporter, Circle of Blue Securing adequate supplies of clean water in a changing climate is one of the world’s most urgent social, political, economic, and environmental challenges. World Water Day, an annual UN-sponsored event, calls attention to […]

Education critical to ensure future of forests, and reverse their destruction

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The UN drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges on Thursday, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation. The UN drew attention to the […]

Why we need a new social contract for data in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Mills, Assistant Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics & Jennifer Miller, Founder and President, Bioethics International With advances in data collection, information technology and data science in the 21st century, the prospects of targeted disease prevention and precision healthcare […]

Service and Sacrifice: Malaysian peacekeepers in Lebanon proud to serve their homeland and the United Nations

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Peacekeepers from Malaysia serving under the United Nations flag in Lebanon face a “a totally new experience” according to the commander of the Malaysian contingent in the country. Currently, 850 military personnel, including 38 women, are deployed to the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, […]

4 ways to cyberproof your business during mergers & acquisitions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Sam Rajachudamani, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a commonly adopted business strategy in the interest of value creation. Motivation for M&A varies and includes […]

‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. “Urgent and sustained funding” for a Government-led response to what is now a “massive and protracted” humanitarian crisis across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is required, said the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN relief chief on Thursday. […]

What the car industry has done to help fight climate change – and what it needs to do next

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Hillyer, US Media Relations Intern, World Economic Forum Last week, an estimated 1.5 million students from more than 100 countries walked out of schools and into the streets to protest the lack of climate action being taken by […]

Marking international day, UN experts call for urgent action to end racial discrimination, in wake of New Zealand anti-Muslim attack

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. States must take urgent action, to “stem the tide of hate and discrimination” and ramping up of “ethno-nationalist populism”, which helped fuel the deadly shootings in two New Zealand mosques last Friday by a self-declared white supremacist, several top UN officials and human rights […]

There are more than 1 billion guns in the world and this is who owns them

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 New Zealand’s ban on semi-automatic weapons has put guns, violence and regulation back in the spotlight, underscoring the different approaches taken by governments around the world and their relative success. Prime Minister […]

Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Dire conditions persist in vast areas of southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai as heavy rain continues to cause “massive destruction”, the UN said on Thursday, while aid teams scale up efforts to reach those most in need. Warning that the situation is likely […]

Council strongly criticised over failing to act to protect EU values in Hungary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Civil Liberties Committee MEPs condemned the Council’s inaction relating to EU values in Hungary, following last September’s Article 7 request by Parliament. In the debate with the Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Political and Security Committee Permanent Representative Călin Stoica, on behalf of […]

What happiness can teach us about how we measure human development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Last week I had the opportunity to visit Bhutan for the first time, a trip I’ve been looking forward to for many years. The country’s quest to buck the global trend […]

Manufacturing is finally entering a new era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Mirandette, Head of Customer Team, Tulip Interfaces Manufacturing is in the midst of a period of unprecedented change, as we transition from the industrial age to the information age. The manufacturers that will prove best able to capture […]

‘Growing alarm’ over Fall Armyworm advance, with cash crops ‘under attack’ across Asia

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The Fall Armyworm pest is continuing to sweep across the globe, having moved eastwards from their native Americas, onto Africa, before arriving in Asia only last summer, where they now threaten to cost farmers from India to Thailand, billions of dollars in lost production. The […]

ITU Telecom World 2019 will take place on 9-12 September in Budapest, Hungary

Sponsored content ITU Telecom World 2019 takes place from 9 -12 September in Budapest, Hungary, a dynamic hub of innovation and commerce in the heart of Europe. The global event for tech SMEs, corporates and governments, it is a platform for accelerating ICT innovation through partnerships and collaboration to improve lives faster, and make the […]

ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly: strengthening the partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs discussed the future of the partnership and agreed to enhance support for education and the fight against climate change. During the 37th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), which took place from 18 to 20 March […]

Venezuela: ‘A worrying destabilizing factor in the region’, Bachelet tells Human Rights Council

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Expressing deep concern at the “magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact” of Venezuela’s current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that the country had become “a worrying destabilizing factor in the region.” Amid a protracted crisis […]

Innovating together: connectivity that matters at ITU Telecom World 2019 – in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content What’s the difference between connectivity and connectivity that matters? How can technological innovation increase the well-being of people throughout the world – including the very poorest without access to running water, electricity or education? And why is international collaboration the kingpin of development? These are some of the questions raised by the theme […]

UN court increases sentence of former Bosnian-Serb leader to life imprisonment

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. A United Nations appeals court on Wednesday increased the 40-year sentence initially imposed on Radovan Karadžić, former leader of the Republika Srpksa region of Bosnia and head of the Bosnian-Serb Army, to life imprisonment. In 2016, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia […]

Three things Nigeria must do to end extreme poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, Commissioner (sub-national Minister), Ministry of Budget and National Planning of Nigeria About 90 million people – roughly half Nigeria’s population – live in extreme poverty, according to estimates from the World Data Lab’s Poverty Clock. Around […]

Libya stands at a ‘critical juncture’, UN mission head tells Security Council

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Predicting that the “days ahead will prove foundational to the years ahead for Libyans and the region”, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, that it was no exaggeration to describe the oil-rich nation as having reached […]

Chart of the day: These countries have the highest share of electric vehicles

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 Electric cars are proving to be a massive hit in Norway. Almost half of all new passenger car sales in 2018 were electric or hybrid vehicles, according to the latest numbers. This figure […]

Global South cooperation ‘vital’ to climate change fight, development, Guterres tells historic Buenos Aires summit

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. South-South cooperation is key to the world’s sustainable development and the fight against global warming said the United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday, as the opening session of the Second UN Conference on South-South Cooperation got underway in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. António Guterres reminded top politicians, business and […]

Why saving our forests should be a global priority

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum As someone who cares passionately about the future of our planet, I have been cheering on the growing global movement of students in their school strikes for climate. They […]

UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as Cyclone Idai disaster unfolds

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in South-West Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of emergency food, shelter, water and health care supplies to hundreds-of-thousands who have been affected across […]

These five exercise trends will help society and your health

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 There’s a new must-have accessory every avid runner needs. It’s not the latest wearable tech. It’s not a pair of amazingly supportive running shoes. No, it’s the humble refuse bag. You could choose […]

Primary Health Care: in a world of specializations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Clara Marques Santana, a second-year medical student at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in Governador Valadares (UFJF-GV), Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and […]