Insisting on sustainability in the economy means first of all to make sure that current production methods do not compromise the ability of the generations to come to shape their own future.
After all, resources on the globe are finite, but a growing world population has seen us moving further towards a complete depletion of some of these resources. This page collates the latest DW content on sustainability issues.
Dutch entrepreneur Bas van Abel came up with the Fairphone, an alternative to environmentally devastating smart phones. This October, Bas was among three winners of the 2016 German Environmental Prize. DW talks to the Fairphone founder to find out more.
More than half the world's population lives in cities and their numbers are increasing rapidly. The 'New Urban Agenda' that is set to be adopted at the Habitat III conference in Quito next week is supposed to provide a roadmap for urban development. Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General of ICLEI, attends the conference and explains why cities are crucial for sustainable development.