“Every Friday, we sit outside the Swedish Parliament until Sweden is in line with the Paris Agreement.” Greta Thunberg has a defiant look in her eyes while she is speaking these words. Powerful words that have brought her a lot of attention during the last weeks. The 15-year old Swedish girl with two braids has […]
Imagine this: you stroll through the supermarket, looking for cotton buds – but you can’t find the little plastic sticks. When you ask the shop assistants, they look at you as if you were coming from planet Mars and answer: “Don’t you know that plastic cotton buds are now forbidden?” This situation could happen soon. […]
This is the second part of the interview with Prof. Heath about climate change and future generations. Find the first part here. Could you imagine a world in which we just consume less energy, instead of having better technology? Well, in my lectures I had some discussion of the limits to growth movement and the […]
Climate change will have a serious impact on humans – our generation and the generations to come. Have we just borrowed the earth from future generations? Do we have an obligation to hand over the world unharmed to our children and grandchildren? To answer these questions, Prof. Joseph Heath, professor of philosophy from the University […]
Germany has been sued. Finally. These words may sound weird coming from the mouth of a person born in Germany. Let me explain, why I think this was about time. First things first. In the year 2016, the European Commission took legal action against Germany. The reason: The country did not show increasing effort to […]
« It’s good to use good tropical wood » These words still resonate in my head while I come back from my meeting with Johannes Schwegler, CEO of Fairventures Worldwide. Johannes is a wood engineer who has spent his 30s living on the Kapuas riverside, teaching forestry and wood processing to Indonesian students. From his […]
The Landesnaturschutzverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. (LNV) In Baden-Württemberg, one of the 16 German states, there are 3 large nature conservation organizations: the BUND, the NABU and the LNV. LNV is an umbrella organization with 33 member organizations including nature conservation organizations, fishing, hunting and hiking organizations. “Sometimes there are conflicts between freetime activities like mountain biking, […]
Is less meat the solution? Macaws took over Berlin as our food choices are destroying their habitat. Read more here!