Indo-German workshop: Towards a low carbon economy and beyond

18/10/2010 The transition to a low carbon and environmentally friendly economy sets significant challenges for societies worldwide, and is a central component of sustainable development.

Kick off training for water conflicts analysis in Uganda

11/10/2010 Although inter-country disagreements over water have seldom led to violence, increasing water scarcity has the potential to drive local conflicts.

New prize awarded for climate protection

05/10/2010 Through a widespread communication and information strategy, the German Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Environment Agency are seeking to enhance the perception and acceptance of the eco-label the Blue Angel for producers, retailers and consumers.

adelphi facilitates the disbursement of environmentally friendly loans

01/10/2010 The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) encourages investment in energy efficiency and environmental protection measures with two special credit lines.

"REACH in practice" - review and outlook

29/09/2010 On 28 September the closing workshop of the conference series "REACH in practice", organised on behalf of the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), took place in Berlin. The series’ basic aim was to help companies and institutions with the practical implementation of the EU chemicals policy.

In Focus: Corporate Responsibility

23/09/2010 Sustainability is increasingly viewed as a contribution to the stability and security of our future. Private sector and government entities are equally called upon to redefine their social roles and responsibilities.

Climate change threatens MENA region

15/09/2010 Current predictions expect the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA) to suffer above-average impacts from climate change in turn creating additional pressure on water resources.

New energy, new conflicts? Experts discuss the conflict potential of natural resources

13/09/2010 At a technical meeting that took place at the Federal Environment Ministry, experts from politics, science and civil society discussed the potential threats of future resource conflicts and how these can best be avoided.

Adaptation to climate change in Africa

10/09/2010 Climate change is a major barrier to sustainable growth and development in Africa. Although the African continent is the least responsible for climate change, it is particularly vulnerable to its impacts.

Water cooperation helps avoiding conflicts

07/09/2010 Water is a vital resource: it is essential for food production and good health, but also as a factor of production. Yet only a small amount of the water on earth is available to meet the often competing demands of its different users.