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.
Rob Greenfield is a US environmental activist known for his unusual approach to sustainable living. From wearing a suit of bags filled with his own trash to cycling across the country on a bamboo bicycle, his actions aim to highlight the importance of looking after the planet. DW spoke with Rob while he was on tour in Europe.
The superfood craze is showing no signs of slowing down in the West. Often associated with green living, growing demand for these products is putting a strain on the environment. The latest superfood craze is an African pod-like fruit called bouie. So what's all the fuss about?
Shriveled lemons, forgotten leftovers, and wilted celery are often found lurking at the back of fridges. In Germany, the average person throws away 82 kilograms of unused food every year. Now, a few enterprising individuals are looking to tackle the problem - they've opened a supermarket to sell food that's rescued from the bin.
Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser is confident about business in Mexico. The German company is investing heavily. A new 200 million dollar deal is only the beginning of what could be a multi-billion dollar investment in urban infrastructure, energy and sustainability.