Sustainability

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

On the edge

Thousands of dead people and a series of high-temperature records show how dramatic the climate crisis has become. We must not let such data discourage us. What is needed is more cooperation and less polarisation. Every 10th of a degree matters because it can ...

International climate protection

“You cannot always wait for everyone”

According to climate expert Mojib Latif, the climate crisis is also pushing rich countries to the limit. He is calling for governments to be more open with citizens – and for more international cooperation.

Corporate social responsibility

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

Sustainable development would be hampered internationally should European legislation regarding supply-chain management fail, and Germany’s reputation would suffer too.

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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