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.
Jeans are perhaps the world's most popular piece of clothing, and each year more than one point two billion pairs of them are sold globally. Most pairs are made in low-cost countries in Asia or Mexico. But now a team of denim enthusiasts in Trondheim, Norway, are bucking the trend - making bespoke pairs of jeans right inside their own shop. Lars Bevanger went to have a browse.
The festive season is a time for family, friends and food. But Christmas is also a time of extreme consumerism, and has become a major drain on resources. Tamsin Walker tried to turn her Christmas green - and discovered that there's a whole lot more to it than the color of the tree.
Germany is famous for its Christmas markets, with their coziness, glitz and seasonal treats. But is there a more eco-conscious alternative to such consumer indulgence? We perused the fair trade, locally-sourced and upcycled fare on offer at a sustainable Christmas market in Cologne.
Christmas is a time for friends, family, food - and rampant consumerism. This week, we explore the alternatives for a more sustainable Christmas, from picking the "greenest" tree to seeking out the coolest upcycled gifts - and wrapping them without contributing to the mountains of seasonal waste.