Internships are an integral part of the GCE curriculum. Despite the corona pandemic, I did my internship at the Federal Ministry for the Environment which was a great experience that I am very grateful for: Exciting Time In the spring of 2020, I did my internship at the division of “International Cooperation on Biodiversity” of […]
Turns out the human response to Covid-19 has had a measurable effect on the environment and presents novel opportunities for research. But what about reporting that is not research backed? And will affects such as reduced pollution last? Here is a brief overview of recent updates.
German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Dr. Gerd Müller, in the German Action Plan titled “The world needs forests”, described forests as the lungs of the earth. Ironically, today coronavirus is attacking the lungs of a human body. If we compare the corona crisis to climate change, hypothetically, we find that just […]
COVID-19 has been valuable in showing us that nothing stays the same. The background atmosphere of calm, of largely well-functioning societies, of peace and safety is not guaranteed to us because of advances in democracy, the economy, ‘civilisation’ or technology. As far out of our control as the virus may seem, it is inherently more […]
Take the acronym of Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19, drop the 19, and attach an abbreviation of the word ‘attitude’ to create a portmanteau – covid-tude. It could refer to the attitude we are adopting during the COVID-19 crisis, one of sacrifice, resilience and dedication to our own and the greater good. While it is natural […]
“One is all. And all is one”. Could you please take a minute to reflect on what you think this might mean? Did you? Good! I am sure you came up with a great thought! Still, I would like to share with you my perspective. Planet Earth represents the all and you are the one! […]