Ecology & Sustainability

Ecology & Sustainability

Alternative energy sources conquer the place of coal, oil and gas, in the cities the car loses its prestige, global environmental technologies are booming. Technological innovations and a changed, sustainable lifestyle go hand in hand. The course is set, but we have to hurry to win the race against the ecological crisis.

Recent articles

A new Global Biodiversity Framework …for what and for whom?

Analysis

Nearly a decade after the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, evidence shows that the actions undertaken to implement them have not been sufficient. What should a new Global Biodiversity Framework look like?

By Gadir Lavadenz
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Climate change and human rights – Can the courts fix it?

Overview

Climate litigation is on the rise - in Germany, in Europe and worldwide. What role can courts play in the fight against climate change? This article shows the link between human rights and climate change, its implications, and introduces some of the cases.

By Anne Kling

Cutting Corners on Consent

A new UN agreement requires organizations seeking to release gene-drive organisms to obtain the “free, prior, and informed consent” of potentially affected communities. 

By Zahra Moloo

Publications

Plastic & health: The hidden costs of a plastic planet

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In a joint effort, a group of authors from civil society and academia point out that the impacts that plastic and the chemicals in it have on our bodies need to be assessed in the full lifecylce of this enduring an ubiquitous material. You can read the executive summary of their study here.

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What is wrong with Solar Radiation Management?

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A briefing explaining why Solar Radiation Management (SRM) experiments are a bad idea. SRM describes a set of geoengineering techniques that aim to counter human-made climate change by artificially increasing the reflection of heat from sunlight (solar radiation) back into space. 

Team

Rita Hoppe

Project Officer Environmental Policy and Sustainability Division