Green Living

G20 in Hamburg: Setting directions towards a democratic multilateralism

The G20 Hamburg Summit in July 2017 will be about nothing less than how globalization should be governed in the future. The G20 countries will have to respond to the key question of our times: How should a globalized world economy be coordinated for the benefit of all humanity against the backdrop of economic uncertainty, higher levels of inequality, climate change, refugees and migration?

By Dr. Heike Löschmann

Call for a global moratorium on gene drives

Along with 160 global groups the Heinrich Böll Foundation signed the call for a global moratorium on genetically-engineered gene Drives. Support against gene drives also comes from the German government.

Publications

Guanabara Bay: Neglect and Resistance

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The Guanabara Bay is one of Rio de Janeiros postcard symbols and venue for the regattas of the Olympic Games 2016. This book by journalist Emanuel Alencar shows that the Olympic Games passed without fulfilling one of its important promises: the clean-up of the bay.

Disputed Nature - Biodiversity and its Convention

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Species are vanishing at such high speed that researchers are talking in terms of a sixth major mass extinction happening within human history. This introductory publication clarifies the vital development-policy significance of the discussion over biodiversity.

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The perils of planned extinctions

The gene-drive technology is supposed to enable deliberate extinctions of “pest” species, in order to save “favored” species and stop the global biodiversity loss. The risks are obvious - and the existing regulatory framework is absolutely unsuitable.

By Claire Hope Cummings

Gene drives: Who decides for Hawai’i and beyond?

At this year's World Conversation Congress in Hawai'i ethical and social concerns about the use of a controversial synthetic biology technology were raised: gene drives. This genetic engineering technique has the ability to change the world we know.

By Dana Perls

Valuing Nature or Pricing Nature's Destruction?

Jutta Kill's paper "Economic Valuation and Payment for Environmental Services: Recognizing Nature's Value or Pricing Nature's Destruction?" explores where the recent initiatives aimed at ending the economic invisibility of nature' differ from previous approaches to economic valuation of nature.

Green Living

A “green transition” is not a distant proposition, it is a reality: Alternative energy sources are replacing coal, oil, and gas; in our cities the car is loosing some of its former status; and, globally, environmental technologies are booming. Technological innovation and a new, sustainable lifestyle are two sides of the same coin. Things have been set on the right track, yet we have to speed up developments in order to win the race against a total environmental disaster.

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