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 […]

Business is stepping up its fight against climate change. This is how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Change, World Economic Forum An open letter, sent today by the Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, is significant for two reasons. Firstly, with 50 global CEOs running organizations with a combined annual […]

OECD, UN Environment and World Bank call for a radical shift in financing for a low-carbon, climate-resilient future

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The OECD, UN Environment and World Bank Group today called on leaders of G20 countries to do more to enable a radical shift of investment into low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure as a way to limit the impact of climate change. Delivering a new report, Financing Climate Futures: […]

National parks transformed conservation. Now we need to do the same for the ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas McCauley, Assistant Professor, Department Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara Parks on land host some of the world’s most famous conservation successes. Consider Yellowstone National Park, which was the world’s first national […]

Finland is a world leader in clean energy. Here’s what’s driving its success

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Finland uses a lot less fossil fuel than most countries. But it still has a lot to do to hit its ambitious green energy targets. The country’s commitment to biofuels is one […]

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 […]

Adriatic Sea: MEPs adopt multiannual plan for fisheries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New draft rules on how, where and when small pelagic fish, such as anchovy and sardine, can be caught in the Adriatic Sea were adopted on Tuesday. The proposed multiannual plan, approved by 342 votes to 295 and 24 abstentions, would establish fishing opportunities […]

Superconductors: the miracle materials powering an energy revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchitra Sebastian, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge Imagine a world where ultra-fast levitating trains zip between destinations, where wind energy from the North Sea and solar energy from the Sahara power the electric […]

How to end overfishing in the global South

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rupert Howes, Chief executive, Marine Stewardship Council The global leaders who gathered Bali for the annual Our Ocean Conference had much to discuss, and even more to do. Our ocean has never been more vital, nor so threatened. […]

This woman solved one of the biggest problems facing green energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Most of us take electricity for granted. We expect the lights to come on when we flip a switch, to boil the kettle, and to charge our phones whenever we need. But while power failures […]

What the Amazon rain forest tells us about globalization

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Media Lead, US and Industries, World Economic Forum Can globalization and the fight against climate change co-exist? Or is the environment doomed to suffer as people fly, goods are shipped, and agriculture and industry tap international […]

Where EU air pollution is deadliest

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content Deadly pollution is not a problem that is consigned to the developing world. As new data from the European Environment Agency shows, it’s a significant issue in Europe as well. Across the 28 EU […]

How ducks are helping Bangladeshi farmers cope with cyclones

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Each year tropical cyclones bring floods and high winds that wreak havoc on coastal communities in Bangladesh. Crops are ruined, homes are destroyed and farm animals swept out to sea, wiping out the […]

How to stop plastic pollution at source

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Ellen MacArthur, Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation The problem with plastic starts long before it reaches our oceans, rivers and beaches. Plastic waste and pollution are symptoms of a broken system in which we design products without considering what […]

This billion-dollar campaign wants to protect 30% of the planet by 2030

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content When the world gathers in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh later this month for the biennial conference of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, how well we’re protecting the planet will be in the […]

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 […]

Shenzhen just made all its buses electric, and taxis are next

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content Shenzhen in China is the world’s first major city to run an entirely electric bus fleet. Some 16,000 buses in the city are electric. And its taxi fleet isn’t far behind. Over […]

How to keep our cities cool as temperatures rise

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Cooling Sustainable, smart cities are at the heart of all conversations about the rising demand for cooling and rapid urbanization. This is not surprising: if you scrambled for ways to keep cool in the […]

How much is nature worth? $125 trillion, according to this report

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Plummeting wildlife populations have become a stark reminder that the planet and its resources are under tremendous pressure. Between 1970 and 2014, there has been a 60% fall in the numbers of […]

Tackling water scarcity: 4 ways to pull H20 out of thin air

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer You may remember studying the water cycle at school, following the path from oceans and rivers to the atmosphere and back again. Image: UK Met Office While clouds are the most visible form of water […]

More than 90% of the world’s children are breathing toxic air

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Nearly every person on the planet is breathing in dirty air that is likely damaging our health, often with fatal consequences, according to research by the World Health Organization. Image: Our World In Data Younger […]

Reform of road use charges to spur cleaner transport and ensure fairness

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU countries imposing time-based road use charges will need to switch to distance-based ones for trucks and buses from 2023, and vans from end of 2027, under draft rules adopted today. The draft rules aim to help meet EU emission reduction targets for the […]

Drinking water: new plans to improve tap water quality and cut plastic litter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs backed plans on Tuesday to improve consumers’ trust in drinking water from the tap, which is much cheaper and cleaner for the environment compared to bottled water. The legislation tightens the maximum limits for certain pollutants such as lead (to be reduced by […]

How big data can help us fight climate change faster

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Liza Ramrayka, Freelance Consultant social Policy Writer, Nature Conservancy A new report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns us that “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are required to […]

5 ways to fast-track the transition to a carbon neutral world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Change, World Economic Forum The latest report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a dire picture, as predicted, of the consequences of climate change. Current levels of greenhouse gas […]

Why private investment in deforestation-free commodity production needs to be scaled up

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Ivo Mulder, Finance and Private Sector Coordinator, Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch, UN Environment Forests and agriculture hold more than 30% of the climate change solution in terms of providing the most cost-effective forms of mitigation potential. However, […]

We can save our ocean in three steps – if we act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Kristian Teleki, Head of the Friends of Ocean Action, Director – Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute   This article is adapted from a keynote speech to G7 Ocean and Environment Ministers in Halifax, Canada, on 20 September […]

Microplastic and nanoplastic pollution threatens our enviroment. How should we respond?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tyra HorngrenPhD candidate, University of Melbourne & Bart Kolodziejczyk, Research Fellow, Monash University The 1907 development of Bakelite, which was the first mass-produced plastic used as an electrical insulator, sparked our dependence on synthetic polymers. Bakelite was durable, […]

This plastic-free bag dissolves in water

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The humble plastic bag has been with us since 1965, when a team of Swedish designers and engineers hit upon an idea for convenient packaging. Just over 50 years later, as many […]

“The Arctic climate matters: to what degree?”, a Sting Exclusive co-authored by UN Environment’s Jan Dusik and Slava Fetisov

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jan Dusik, UN Environment Principal Adviser for the Arctic and Antarctic and Mr. Slava Fetisov, UN Environment Patron for Polar Regions. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writers. This week is undoubtedly a crucial one for climate diplomacy globally, especially in Europe and […]