Global politics for the ocean
The situation in the oceans is dramatic. Solutions are currently being discussed at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon - there is a lot at stake for the climate, too. How can we reduce human pressure on the oceans?
One year after the flood
After the devastating aftermath of heavy rain in July 2021 in several German states, cities and communities across the country are asking how to better protect themselves and adapt to weather extremes.
Why we don’t have to completely do without our cars
In order to meet Germany’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, we need to change our mobility habits radically. But that doesn’t mean we have to completely do without cars. Why so many people still find that difficult – and how alternatives can become more attractive.
Climate and health
Climate change is a problem both for the environment and for human health. In a warmer world, heat, extreme weather events, allergies, and germs threaten to wreak havoc on our physical and mental well-being. The more we protect our climate and prepare for those consequences of climate change that are already unavoidable, the more we protect ourselves as well.
The role of biodiversity in climate protection – and vice versa
Countless species of microorganisms, fungi, plants, and animals create a unique biodiversity on our planet. They also play a key role in ensuring a stable climate and the functioning of vital natural cycles. How can climate protection and nature conservation be thought of as two sides of the same coin?