• “Cutting the development budget risks provoking the next conflicts”
      There’s a gaping hole in global development financing – which means the poorest countries have nothing left to put towards the UN SDGs. This is partially due to the global financial and debt architecture, which is now set to change with, among other measures, the reform of the World Bank. We spoke to RNE member Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul to find out what this reform has in store and where even more needs be done.
    • “Sustainability done well is freedom”
      How can sustainability go from swimming against the current to popular sport? RNE member, sustainability researcher and didactics professor Kai Niebert talks about evil cutlets, self-righteous debates and the freedom to make one’s own decisions.
    • Minimising red tape: Companies to get help implementing new sustainability standards
      A joint press release from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)
    • “Conservation nearly always means climate protection”
      As Director of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt am Main, Professor Katrin Böhning-Gaese explores the coexistence of people and nature. In our interview she explains why the loss of biodiversity is a threat to humans and how we can rescue nature.
    • The DNS – a plan to secure Germany’s long-term future
      A revised version of the German Sustainable Development Strategy (DNS) is set to be published at the end of the year. As a partner in the update process, the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) is determined to make the DNS more binding, more systematic – and more focused on what comes after 2030.
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