Coastal area, Fiji: Climate action needs to be enhanced to save small islands like Fiji. <br/> Photo: Frontier official/Conor Meikleham (flickr)
Climate change

16.11.2017

Representatives and delegations of various organisations as well as politicians were on board the “Train to Bonn” specially organised by German railway company “Deutsche Bahn AG” for the Climate Conference COP 23.more

Power plant: In 101 countries (representing 50 per cent of global emissions) emissions increased in the presence of growing GDP. <br/> Photo: Wladimir Labeikovsky (flickr)
Climate change

15.11.2017

While the nations attending the COP 23 Climate Conference are discussing further measures to combat climate change, a team of international scientists publish a report indicating that global CO2 emissions are on the rise again. more

Insurance

13.11.2017

Again and again, hurricanes, floods and droughts are rendering harvests useless throughout the world. Especially in the rural regions of the South, farmers are anything but resilient to extreme weather events. Entire societies...more

Digitisation

09.11.2017

“Food and Digits” was the topic of this year’s World Food Day Colloquium in Germany, where scientists discussed the question whether big data and ICT could revolutionise the fight against hunger and malnutrition. more

Dirk Messner, Director of DIE, at the conference “Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash?” <br/> Photo: DIE
Climate change

07.11.2017

A ten-point memorandum entitled “The Climate – Justice – Cooperation Nexus: 10 Cornerstones of the Great Transformation towards Sustainability” calls upon policy-makers and business leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference in...more

Climate change

06.11.2017

COP 23 in Bonn, Germany, aims to specify the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Experts are of the opinion that the support countries have pledged to date is not enough to achieve the Paris Agreement Goals.more

Land degradation

02.11.2017

Now that Land Degradation Neutrality has been adopted as a target in its Strategic Framework, the UNCCD finally has a clear objective.more

Migration

30.10.2017

To mark World Food Day, the 16th October, the European Parliament’s Committee on Development and Cooperation invited experts to discuss the topic of food security and migration. The meeting highlighted just how diverse the...more

Rural development

26.10.2017

The mandate for the drawing up of a UN declaration for peasants and other people working in rural areas has once again been extended. Support is growing in the international community for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Rural...more

Food security

20.10.2017

Progress has been made in combating hunger. However, some of it is being nullified again by wars and the impact of climate change. And also by inequality, which is tending to rise rather than to decline in many world regions....more

ICT

18.10.2017

Many farmers lack information on crop diseases. Now, a new developed mobile app diagnoses crop diseases in the field and alerts the farmers.more

Rural development

16.10.2017

The 19th “Tropentag” at the University of Bonn, Germany, once again demonstrated that development co-operation needs to be thoroughly revised. Basic objectives such as irrigation, improved seed or the establishment of...more

A panel of politicians, academics and NGO representatives voiced their views of the German Government’s Marshall Plan with Africa and looked at what co-operation with the continent really requires in Bonn, Germany, last September.more

People suffering from drought.  Climate change causes extreme weather patterns in many regions of the world. <br> Photo: © Oxfam East Africa (flickr)
Climate change

05.10.2017

A new platform named Invest4Climate aims to push finance for climate action. The platform intends to bring together different actors and facilitate steering climate-protection investments in line with the Paris Agreement.more

Indigenous women near Yanayacu, Ecuador. <br /> Photo: © David Brossard (flickr)
Rural development

29.09.2017

Three German NGOs organised an event in September to mark the tenth anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the United Nations General Assembly. Participants stressed the role of indigenous peoples...more

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