The environment is all around us, and humans depend on it to live.
Plants and animals, but also soil, water and climate: The environment is all around us, and we depend on it to survive. Environmental topics touch our lives every day, from where the food we eat comes from, to how the energy we consume is made, to what happens with the waste we produce. Here is an automatic compilation of DW content on environmental topics.
As governments around the world implement legislation to fight climate change, companies are lobbying to give their input to those new laws. But a report by UK think tank InfluenceMap says 35 out of the 50 most influential companies doing so are actually trying to block efforts to fight climate change. DW's Dave Keating is in Tallin at a meeting of EU energy ministers and tells us more.
Norwegians went to the polls last week and for the first time, the future of Norway's petroleum sector was a key election issue. Many now argue the country must wean itself off oil and gas as soon as possible, yet the government will be pushing for opening up new areas for exploration in the Arctic north.
Angela Merkel - almost sure to secure a fourth term as chancellor – has been dubbed the ‘Climate Chancellor.’ But experts say she hasn’t lived up to the name. Germany is expected to miss its 2020 climate targets and its reputation as global climate leader is at stake. So why hasn’t the environment been a campaign issue? DW asks Niklas Höhne from German think tank NewClimate Institute.