If approached correctly, climate change could be an opportunity for the global economy, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told DW.
Although the reality of climate change has begun to dawn on the world, the response thereto, says guest writer Desmond Majekodunmi, is too slow. The only way to avert crashing into a global catastrophe is to act now.
Natural disasters and armed conflicts are a source of destabilization worldwide. In multi-ethnic countries, the two could be linked. Climate calamities could turn smoldering social tensions into conflict.
President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim tells DW how her island nation is preparing for the impact of climate change - and adjusting its own energy systems to try to prevent climate change from getting any worse.
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