The Biodiversity Summit in Montreal
In December, experts at the United Nations Biodiversity Summit in Montreal (COP15) will debate action for wildlife and nature conservation. Climate action hangs on the balance too. Read more about past, present and future of the biodiversity summits.
How CO2 can be removed from the air
To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius, it will not be enough to emit less carbon (CO2). In addition, CO2 must also be removed from the atmosphere. This is possible through both natural and engineered processes. Based on a new study by the Helmholtz Climate Initiative, we here present the different methods of CO2 removal and their potentials for Germany.
Agrivoltaics: clean power from the farm
When fruits and vegetables grow under solar modules, we call it agrivoltaics. Could the combination of agriculture and energy production help make Germany carbon-neutral? A visit to some test fields.
On the trail of thawing permafrost
With global warming, the frozen soils of the Arctic are thawing. Large amounts of methane are released, accelerating climate change. Locally, the land is subsiding, buildings are becoming unstable, and ecosystems and populations are at risk. The extent to which climate change is altering permafrost and thus the lives of people in the region is still the subject of research.
World Climate Summit in Sharm El Sheikh
From November 7 to 18, COP 27 will focus on the practical implementation of the phase-out of coal, gas and oil, which was agreed in the Glasgow climate package at the last climate conference in 2021. The Helmholtz Climate Initiative is accompanying the climate conference with background and up-to-date information as well as an expert mediation service.