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.
Coffee is one of Nicaragua’s most important export goods. At the National Coffee School students learn everything about coffee, from planting to processing and methods of sustainable cultivation. Global market prices are low, and coffee with a sustainability label yields higher prices.
Thailand is one of the major exporters of meat - at the expense of the environment: fodder corn plantations leach out the soil and destroy the environment. More and more farmers are now turning to sustainable mining methods that can be even more profitable.
Despite initial skepticism, the Eco-Schools initiative is gaining momentum in Ghana. Students get hands-on experience with sustainability, such as waste management — crucial in a land where it's practically non-existent.