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With COP26 to get underway in Glasgow in a few weeks, let's assess what has been achieved — and what hasn't — over the past quarter of a century of climate conferences.
A UN climate summit in Glasgow will pressure world leaders to stop burning fossil fuels, stabilize global temperatures and share money to adapt to increasingly extreme weather.
The environmental award winners, including Costa Rica's government and the city of Milan, will be given a million pounds each to deliver projects aimed at alleviating climate change.
Scientists have warned that protecting biodiversity is essential to protecting human life.
DW takes a look at the difference between meeting global climate targets and falling short.
With politicians failing to take climate action, activists from South America to Europe are taking polluters to court.
Beijing is to end support for overseas coal-fired power projects and plans to up investment in low-carbon energy. It's big news ahead of the November climate summit, but private investors need to follow suit.
Climate change denial has been rampant in conservative America, but something is shifting. A growing movement is advocating for climate action — in its own fossil fuel-friendly way.
Germany wants to be climate neutral by 2045. Restructuring its economy will cost trillions. But not investing the money would cost even more.
The results of the United in Science 2021 report are an "alarming appraisal of just how far off course we are," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.
The last chance to stop global warming — or a delusion of grandeur? Scientists are working on innovative ways to artificially cool the planet. Here are three ideas at a glance.
This summer flash floods and landslides in India left people bereaved and displaced. Activists say poor urban planning, driven by tourism and urban growth, is exacerbating the impact of the climate crisis.
So much time is spent talking about carbon dioxide. But all this talk forgets another key greenhouse gas: methane.
Access to clean drinking water is a human right, but as the global population grows and the planet heats up, can we rely on this resource we take for granted?
Palm oil has become an ingredient in so many of our daily staples. But its link to deforestation makes it unpopular. Is it as bad as we are led to believe?
We are losing billions of bees every year to many complicated causes, including climate change, decreasing crop diversity and habitat loss. Why does it matter if bees are around?
As travel becomes an option again and the question of to-fly-or-not-to-fly is back on the table, DW asks what all the fuss is about.
Cheaper prices and shorter fashion cycles mean shoppers are encouraged to keep buying more to stay in style. What does it mean for the planet?
Global heating might be melting the planet's glaciers and ice sheets, but can't we simply avoid rising seas and run for the hills?
Many countries are trapped in a vicious cycle of ecological damage and conflict.
The world's cities are growing rapidly. How does all that construction affect the planet?
Only a fraction of Russian trash gets recycled. 'Green Lessons' at school aim to raise awareness.
Could lab-grown meat counteract the illegal market for endangered animal products?
The global food system is being hijacked by multinationals, says farmer Paula Gioia.
Shyam Sunder Jyani isn't just planting trees — he's nurturing a caring relationship between people and nature.
As global heating intensifies, the risk that we may lose our forests altogether has never been greater.
When disasters strike, those already discriminated against can be hit hardest, but they can set a model for resilience.
Isaac Huenchunao wants to safeguard the future of his culture by bringing in tourist dollars. Can a people who have lost so much to foreign invasion welcome outsiders to their Andean home?
Though cows emit less methane when they eat red seaweed, it can only be part of the solution to cleaning up the polluting beef and dairy industry.
Afro-Colombian women on the Pacific coast have faced violence, conflict and the ecological fallout of mining and illegal logging. Now they're working together to protect their rich environment.
Plastic has become a pollution nightmare. DW explores why billions are being invested in making more.
Forest dieback is reaching alarming levels in Germany. What can be done to avert disaster?
There are some major hurdles preventing sustainable aviation fuel from getting off the ground.
As Fairphone announces its latest offering, DW asks whether it's possible to make a no-impact cellphone.
Ten years since the Fukushima disaster, expensive nuclear energy plants are being shut down across the world as renewable power prices plummet.
You can find small, self-made solar power panels on walls and balconies, roofs and terraces all over the world. Here's a look at what kinds of systems are out there — and how to build them, keeping in mind costs.
Solar panels provide the largest and cheapest source of renewable energy. But there is still room to reduce the high emissions created when building solar power infrastructure.
Solar panels generate electricity in the fields, helping both farmers and climate protection. DW visits a German solar farm — and looks at other places this combination is paying off. How widely can agrovoltaics spread?
While Germany mulls over better solutions for a climate-friendly future, one northern village has already made the transition. And its residents say the benefits are worth every penny. DW pays a visit to Sprakebüll.
Are solar power plants only profitable in the desert or also in gray northern Europe? Can the sun provide sufficient energy to factories? And where are we going to find space for PV modules? Some answers for the future.
Up until now, most solar panels have come from China. But shipping costs are making domestic production increasingly lucrative, even in Germany. Is this the start of a global trend?
As ecologists meet to discuss the threat to global biodiversity, some believe that accepting chaos is the best approach.
Friday's World Migratory Bird Day ups awareness about itinerant avians with the motto "Sing, Fly, Soar — Like a Bird!"
Want to inspire young people to protect the environment? Use our digital learning packs!
Two children, two continents, one major health crisis. A look at how communities are coping with water problems.
We still have time to slow down climate change! Every Friday, we'll show you how to get out of this mess.
Africa Climate Week will focus on ambitious climate change solutions. DW looks at strategies from across the continent.
Around the world, local people fight to maintain their way of life and habitats.
A DW, Channels and NTV Uganda showcase of innovative and effective environmental concepts from Africa and Europe.
Based in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, Chris Ilems presents environmental issues and solutions from West Africa.
Based in Uganda's capital, Kampala, Sandrah presents environmental issues and solutions from East Africa.
As a solution to frequent power outages, a young Congolese designed a wind turbine in his parents’ backyard in Kinshasa.
Be inspired and find constructive solutions for the environmental challenges of today with this DW and Scroll.in collaboration.
Based in Mumbai, Sannuta Raghu presents stories of innovation and the people behind them, who are finding solutions to the most pressing issues affecting the environment.
Companies in Bengaluru want to boost acceptance of electric vehicles with their business ideas.
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