Hemp and jute used to be the standard materials for ropes and sacks until they were supplanted by plastic. Now climate change and the global plastic pollution crisis are giving them a new lease of life.
Development Minister Gerd Müller has said the new initiative guarantees a responsible supply chain. But critics say it is too weak to make a difference.
A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the UN for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim community. Earlier appeals by her have seemingly gone unheard, however.
As garment workers toil under exploitative working conditions, FEMNET works toward greater transparency in the fashion industry. Ahead of the German Sustainability Award, the NGO's director tells DW what must change.
May 3 is World Press Freedom Day — but in 2019, freedom of the press continues to have a hard time. Still no reason to bury your head in the sand, says Ines Pohl, DW's editor-in-chief.
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