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When you hear about it, the message quickly becomes clear: apocalypse, disaster, the end of the world. Actually, we have no chance at all of stopping climate change and saving humanity from the greatest catastrophe of all. But this is exactly where we make the first big mistake: as long as we don't manage to see this challenge as an opportunity and...

Wenn man davon hört, ist der Tenor schnell klar: Apokalypse, Desaster, Weltuntergang. Eigentlich haben wir gar keine Chance, den Klimawandel aufzuhalten und die Menschheit vor der größten Katastrophe überhaupt zu bewahren. Doch genau hier liegt das Problem: Solange wir es nicht schaffen, diese Herausforderung als Chance zu sehen und Hoffnung anstel...

Being described as an ambitious and balanced agreement, the „Paris Agreement“ adopted in the French capital just yesterday is the first major multilateral deal of the 21st century. Representatives of 195 nations set out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. Yet...

Food waste, a chronically overlooked issue, is finally getting the attention it deserves. And it was definitely high time to put the issue on the public agenda, since tackling the incredibly large amounts of food wasted and lost means benefits below the triple bottom line – and with that positive social, environmental and economic impacts.

 

 

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The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has risen sharply since the beginning of the industrialization. Because of burning fossil fuels especially the energy sector has contributed to global warming and thus climate change. 2015 could now be a landmark year, as the international community of states is hoping to agree on a new climat...

Corporate sustainability, or the ability of businesses to deliver longterm value in financial, social, environmental and ethical terms, is increasingly leaving the companies' darker corners of neglected strategies and operations. In fact, professionals and corporate leaders more than ever see the potential in terms of creating sustainable sharehold...

Soil and land, whether it is biomass in the form of food, feed, bioenergy, or biomaterials, play a crucial role in today’s life and underpin global efforts towards sustainable development. Such natural resources are key components for the fight against poverty, hunger and climate change. Now new studies presented at the 3rd Global Soil Week in Berl...

For quite some time now, scientists all around the world, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), urge policymakers to drastically reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to avoid the worst impacts of a warming planet, such as rising sea levels, heat waves and extreme weather. Yet for the past 25 years, emissions have d...

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