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World Environment Day 2022

World Environment Day has been celebrated since 5 June 1972. On this day, the first World Environment Conference was held in Stockholm and World Environment Day was officially established by the United Nations Environment Programme. In the meantime, the day has gained international significance, as it is formally commemorated in over 150 countries. Germany has […]

Hawa Dawa launches area-wide immission register on nitrogen dioxide immissions in Germany

How high are nitrogen dioxide immissions in Germany? Are we making progress with the much-invoked transport, energy, and heat turnaround, the urgent reduction of fossil combustion processes and the elimination of climate-damaging emissions? And – if so – which kind of relief for people, nature and the environment will be the result and at what […]

ChangeNOW – Transform our education systems to best prepare future generations

At the ChangeNOW event in Paris, many amazing people demonstrated their ideas for coping with environmental challenges and climate change. One of the most inspiring sessions was titled “The Future of Education”: The majority of education systems are still based on the same principles as when they were created over 100 years ago. However, the […]

Climate Justice – a topic no longer to be ignored

One of the most urgent aspects of climate action is environmental justice. At the ChangeNOW event in Paris, an entire session was dedicated to the fact that the people, who have the least impact on climate change, are the ones who are impacted the most – as the moderator, Lovelda Vincenzi, put it. The panel‘s […]

Tipping Points in Detail | Melting Ice (Ep 3/3)

We see pictures of emaciated polar bears every day and pity their fate – they are a living example of the sad reality in the Arctic. Yes, we pity them, but we often don’t realise that the melting of Arctic ice is just as damaging to us as it is to them.

Tipping Points in Detail | Ocean Currents (Ep 2/3)

Nature can be imagined like a human body. It is an arbitrarily complex system – everything is interconnected and in constant exchange. If one variable gets out of balance, the whole system can collapse. This is also the case with our oceans, the largest ecosystem covering over 70% of our planet.