Greening public procurement

12/08/2010 European public authorities spend about 16% of the EU’s gross domestic product a year, for the procurement of goods and services.

adelphi explores climate risks in Eastern Europe

06/08/2010 The consequences of climate change begin to unfold in more and more regions of the world and will increasingly do so.

More participation of citizens in water supply

02/08/2010 Privatisation of drinking water supply and public-private partnerships provoked heated debates in Europe and elsewhere over the past years.

New website for CoSMIC

26/07/2010 Growth that is both socially and environmentally equitable is a central challenge for the Indian economy. The project Corporate Sustainability Management in Indian Companies (CoSMIC) aims at supporting Indian companies in developing sustainability strategies.

Sustainable development strategies in post-conflict countries

19/07/2010 Over the past few years, the United Nations has compiled its experiences and best practices in developing national sustainability strategies in the form of methodical guidelines, and has made them available to national governments as an orientation aid.

Briggs joins adelphi team

16/07/2010 Since middle of July Dr. Chad Briggs supports the adelphi team as a Senior Associate. His work focuses on security and stability risks from energy and environmental conditions.

Review of the National Sustainability Strategy

13/07/2010 According to a 2009 review, Germany’s National Sustainability Strategy has the potential to promote the country´s path to a sustainable society. Experts however, note that the current strategy is mainly based on single measures, indicators and timetables, and lacks an overarching concept and vision.

Launch of the 2010 SEED Awards

07/07/2010 The SEED Awards are annually awarded to support local environmental and development projects and are committed to philanthropic ideals and full engagement.

KRIUM blog online: interactive forum for Environment, Conflict and Cooperation

05/07/2010 The information and dialogue platform "ECC: Environment, Conflict and Cooperation", which has been online since 2004, now offers an interactive blog.

Voluntary compensation of greenhouse gases has a future

02/07/2010 More and more people, businesses and organisations in Germany are starting to offsest the greenhouse gases released by a given activity through financial support of climate change projects, without being obliged to do so.