Earth and Climate

Current information and background on soil and climate, nature protection and biodiversity.

Topic of the week: Education and Development

World city with vision

Climate protection and global sustainability goals: Hamburg receives the UNESCO Prize for Education and Sustainable Development in 2019.

The climate think tank

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research is one of the world’s leading environmental policy think tanks. One of its studies is even responsible for a “word of the year”.

The carbon controversy

The Fridays for Future movement is calling for a radical carbon tax, yet a prominent scientist does not believe this is the way forward. Who is right?
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Huge forest fires in the Amazon

A disaster is currently taking place in Brazil’s rainforests. Huge forest fires are spreading as a result of illegal slash-and-burn of the forest. Germany is suspending development aid.