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Sabine Balk

Sabine Balk

is a former member of the editorial team of D+C/E+Z. She is currently working for us as a freelancer.

All articles of Sabine Balk

Ground-breaking lawsuit

Andes farmer takes on conglomerate

In Peru, a farmer is calling on a German company to take responsibility for glacier melt in a ground-breaking lawsuit

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Saving paradise

Madagascar’s rich nature is at risk and KfW tries to train fishermen to preserve the ecosystem they depend on

IT industry

Fighting Coronavirus with a computer game

Ghanaian computer game developer Eyram Tawia on Covid-19 impacts on his business

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Pandemic lessons

Climate mitigation has positive health impacts internationally

Personal experiences

Covid-19 impacts worldwide

D+C/E+Z contributors from very different countries share their personal experiences on the Corona pandemic

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Do not abandon people with disabilities

Inclusion of people with disabilities is needed for gender justice, because around the world, women do most of the care work

Mental health

Mental health can be strengthened

In Guatemala, unresolved traumas from the past are a frequent cause of new suffering and violence

Development policy

Experts want true cooperation instead of paternalism

On its sixtieth anniversary, the SLE considers the future of its education in its post-graduate study programme

Culture Special

American joy and sorrow

The novel "Behold the Dreamers" scrutinises the "American dream" based on the experiences of an immigrant family from Cameroon


Uber for trucks

Amitruck works like Uber for trucks and is a promising young company in Kenya

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


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