Umweltproblematik
Young generation

How Generation Z is changing the world of work in development

Attitudes have changed towards global relations and work-life balance – at Berlin’s Centre for Rural Development (SLE) as well

Climate and biodiversity

To protect life on earth, we must cooperate

The world conferences of Sharm el-Sheikh and Montréal have shown once again that global crises require multilateral solutions

Infrastructure

The pros and cons of plastic water tanks

Large water tanks are a blessing in case of water shortage in Zimbabwe, but also have downsides

Global governance

How to improve the G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatment

For all countries to become able to rise to the challenges of the current polycrisis, debt-restructuring is needed

Overview multilateral policymaking

Global problems require global solutions

Why multilateral policymaking must improve and who can make it happen

Overview extreme weather

International response to climate crisis must speed up

Extreme weather is causing increasing damages, and it is possible to reduce

Macroeconomics

Why central banks must pay attention to ecological risks

Climate change and nature loss can undermine both macroeconomic and financial stability

Our view

More fiscal space is needed when states prove too “small”

In response to multiple crises, governments must be able to invest assertively

Our view

UN climate summit in Egypt did not deliver on mitigation

In spite of land mark decision on loss and damage, COP27 was a disappointment

Approaches

Industrial agriculture has failed

The solution to the present food price and hunger crisis is to transition food production to agroecological concepts suited to the location

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Governance

Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.

Sustainability

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