What does the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement mean for international climate funding?
What's stopping countries like Germany, India, China, Saudi Arabia and the US from cutting CO2 emissions?
Emotional stress and a sense of frustration are driving some academics to take a different path.
Where Germany was once a green pioneer, its climate policy is now lacklustre
DW looks at how four of Africa's booming cities are adapting to the environmental problems they face from heat to waste.
Rankings published today place industrial countries in the race to cut emissions.
The EU Green deal unveiled today can achieve the economic transformation required to kickstart real climate action.
With the EU on track to miss its 2030 carbon targets, will the European Green Deal be enough to convince the skeptics?
The world's second-largest ice sheet is declining seven times quicker than in the 1990s, according to a new UK study.
Thousands of people marched in Madrid to demand immediate action to protect the planet. World leaders are meeting nearby, but experts called their plans insufficient to fend off climate change's catastrophic effects.
As the Earth warms, climate change-related disasters are on the rise. More people are being killed as a result of heatwaves, droughts and storms. In 2018, Japan, the Philippines and Germany were hit particularly hard.
Carbon markets could help nations raise ambitions in setting goals that will keep temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius, in line with the Paris Agreement. But skeptics say they risk ruining the historic accord.
Anxiety and despair over the climate crisis is driving more and more people to psychotherapy. But if the planet is facing disaster, what's the point of talking about your feelings?
Unless global greenhouse gas emissions fall by 7.6 per cent each year, the world will fail to meet the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, a report from the UN Environment Programme warns.
As Mali gets hotter and drier, local mayors are learning how they can teach others how to adapt to climate change.
With rising deforestation rates in the Amazon and 80% of logging linked to cattle ranching, some in Brazil are trying to boost sustainable livestock farming practices.
Often overlooked as critical carbon sinks, peatlands store at least twice as much carbon as forests. After years of degredation, Scotland has increased its ambition in restoring these important areas.
Two years ago, volunteer insectologists sounded the alarm — the number of flying insects had drastically fallen. Now a new study on three protected regions in Germany confirms these fears.
The Netherlands is home to vast stretches of coastal dunes that shelter natural biodiversity and human life. But only careful management can keep them alive.
As droughts and rising temperatures hit food producers in Chile, some businesses are switching to renewable power.
Greenpeace international director Jennifer Morgan spoke to DW about how climate change is linked to human rights and why the world's poorest countries might eventually have to go to court to get climate funding.
After the closure of the largest garbage dump in Latin America just outside Brasilia, a new project is pioneering sustainable waste management. Could it be a role model for other cities around the country?
Modern cloth nappies are a convenient alternative to disposables. But in trying to solve one environmental problem, are they contributing to another? Samantha Early aired her dirty laundry in public to find some answers.
Pollution in Delhi has hit record-breaking levels and a farming method, known as stubble burning, was a major contributor. DW's Catherine Davison went to the countryside to check out what's being done to stop this trend.
In an era of climate change, can developing countries be expected to grow without using fossil fuels?
Small hydro plants in Nepal are providing clean energy and improving livelihoods in remote mountain areas.
Africa emits less than 4% of global CO2 but struggles to provide electricity to half its population. Energy infrastructure built today could have massive impacts on future emissions and living standards.
As delegates arrive in Madrid for the next round of UN climate talks, many will be traveling by air — including in private jets. With luxury air travel taking off, DW looks at the environmental impact.
Environmentalists have had little success taking the biggest climate offenders to court. But the case of a farmer from Peru being tried in Germany could change that. At COP25, he's being hailed by some as a hero.
A ban on exporting hazardous waste comes into force this week — too late for a Chilean community still falling ill and fighting for justice three decades after Swedish mining waste was dumped on its doorstep.
As climate crisis protests have intensified over the past year, some powerful phrases are driving the movement.
Determined to save their harvests in a warming world, farmers in Spain are taking their fruit to the laboratory.
From air pollution to greenhouse gas emissions, what's happening in China and how will it affect the rest of the world?
Neil and Gabe set out to understand the reasons for the massive decline in Germany's insect population.
A DW, Channels and Kwesé TV showcase of innovative and effective environmental concepts from Africa and Europe.
A commercial whaling ban helped humpback whales resurge off South Africa’s coast – one of the world’s great rebounds.
Be inspired and find constructive solutions for the environmental challenges of today with this DW and Scroll.in collaboration.
The town of Meenangadi is working on an ambitious project: becoming the first carbon neutral village in India.
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