The Corona pandemic has changed the world. But if we are capable of such sweeping change, what does this mean for our species as we face the future of our sweltering planet? And more importantly: How do we change?
Visions, Big Ideas and Best Practices for the future
There are 1.5 billion cars in the world today. These combustion engine vehicles are major polluters, and governments are hoping to meet their climate targets by replacing them with lower-emission alternatives, such as electric cars. But this transformation is going to be a massive challenge, and it's already proving to be extremely divisive in Germany — one of the world's leading car producers.
Is Sweden having second thoughts about its covid strategy? - The very brief rise and fall of the European Super League. - The electoral race to replace German chancellor Angela Merkel takes shape - The ‘ecological uprising’ underway in Serbia - And a special focus on meat consumption in DW’s podcast On the Green Fence
Cruises are among the most carbon-intensive ways to travel, and the sector is growing fast. Cruise ships are also a testing ground for new technologies and alternative fuels, and could help drive change in the shipping industry as a whole. Neil visits Lucienne Damm from TUI Cruises to find out how the German company is planning to meet its target of going climate neutral by 2050.
How can our economies keep growing when we live on a planet with finite resources? The short answer, according to some, is they can't. Ecological economists say it's time to instead embrace "degrowth." But what does this mean, and how do we change? DW's Ruby Russell explains.
As our planet faces unprecedented environmental crises, it's becoming clear that piecemeal solutions can't fix the problem. We hear about transformational change, and how we might get there. UNDP chief Achim Steiner speaks to whether it's possible to decouple progress from environmental damage, and we look at "degrowth" as an alternative. Plus, the trees of Philadelphia.
On this special Christmas episode, we talk about meat. Producing that turkey, ham or roast beef has a huge environmental footprint, and most of the animals are not treated well. Living Planet is joined by On the Green Fence to discuss the meat paradox — and whether it's possible to eat animals and still have a clear conscience.
The EU sets out its wish-list for rebooting transatlantic ties - The perilous conditions facing migrants and refugees on the Balkan route - Is the French government lurching to the right? - Ski resorts in Bavaria count the cost of a corona-closure over Christmas - On the Green Fence