Sustainability

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.

Why the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) matters very much

In December, the European Commission, Council and Parliament reached agreement on a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). However, Germany’s market-liberal FDP, which is part of the Federal Government, has suddenly changed its mind, so Germ...

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Ecological transition

Energy partnerships for the ecological transition

The so-called just transition is expensive. Rich countries need to support poorer ones.

International cooperation

Bringing the slogan “just transition” to life

The transition to a CO2-neutral economy can only succeed if it is done in a socially just way. Alternative jobs, social security and regional structural policies are essential.

Coastal communities

Sustainable sponges

In Zanzibar, women have taken up the cultivation of climate-resilient sponges in the Indian Ocean

The Hindu Kush Himalaya region

Nature is changing rapidly in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Glaciers, snow and permafrost are undergoing rapid transformation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, with disastrous consequences for water and food security

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Climate crisis

Floods in the desert

Extreme weather events show the effects of global heating. The worst affected are those most in need – for example in Kakuma in northern Kenya, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

Indigenous identity

Indigenous people make themselves heard through art

In an exhibition at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, Indigenous Australians show their cultural diversity, history and identity

Development policy

Religion needs to be a part of the solution

Secularisation is a growing trend in parts of Europe and North America. But it would be a mistake to think this means religion is becoming less relevant for German development cooperation

West Bengal

Grassroots pre-school education in two Adivasi villages

Marginalised communities especially benefit from good pre-school facilities, for example in India

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Food security

Edible-insect traders decry low harvests

Grasshoppers are a protein-rich popular food in Uganda, but their numbers are dwindling