If approached correctly, climate change could be an opportunity for the global economy, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told DW.
Collapsed bridges, unsafe power grids, interrupted water supply: Weak infrastructure can turn natural hazards into disasters. In an interview with DW, UN expert Matthias Garschagen talks about the 2016 World Risk Report.
Rio promised a "Green Games for a Blue Planet" but environmentalists say the games have been a missed opportunity to tackle pollution and create a more sustainable city.
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.
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