Green Living

Toward a Global Treaty on Plastic Waste

Plastic pollution is a defining problem of our time - and one entirely of our own making. But how do we solve it? This article proposes a possible solution: a comprehensive, binding, and forward-looking global plastics treaty.

By Lili Fuhr, Nils Simon

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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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.

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

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.

Events

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Contemporary Documentaries
Berlin
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Contemporary Documentaries
Hamburg
Nov 08Nov 14
Contemporary Documentaries
Dresden
Nov 08
The Struggle for Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia
Berlin
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