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Chair of the Green Parliamentary Group, Anton Hofreiter, Meets with IASS Directors to Talk about Societal Transformation

Mark G. Lawrence and Anton Hofreiter. © IASS
Anton Hofreiter was briefed at the IASS on the latest research results on societal ...Read more

Business Journalism on Trial: New Book by Former IASS Fellow Ferdinand Knauß

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Why do so many journalists still promote growth as the solution to all our economic woes?Read more

Ten Years of Climate Engineering Research: Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Earth‘s Future

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2016 marks the tenth anniversary of a seminal contribution on climate engineering ...Read more

Opencast Lignite Mining: Study Urges Political Action to Secure Funding to Address Long-term Impacts

Who will pay for measures to address the long-term impacts of opencast lignite mining? Unless policymaker act, tax payers and federal states could be left to foot part of the bill, a new study warns. © istock/typo-graphics
Vattenfall, RWE, and MIBRAG are failing to set aside the financial reserves necessary ...Read more

National Sustainability Strategy: Federal Government Supports Initiative on Marine Conservation by IASS, IDDRI and UNEP

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The draft text of the new National Sustainability Strategy, presented by Chancellor ...Read more

Benefits for People and Climate: Low-Emission Brick Manufacturing in Focus at UN Environment Assembly

Birgit Lode (IASS/CCAC), Sunday A. Leonard (CCAC), Romina Picolotti (Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development) before the opening of the side event at UNEA-2 in Nairobi. © Birgit Lode
Brick kilns are significant sources of air pollution in many countries. According to ...Read more

The Global Carbon Cycle: New Study Highlights Impact of Urbanisation

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Cities are increasingly important actors within the global carbon cycle according to a study ...Read more

Turning Commitment into Action: Experts Highlight Options for Implementing SDGs for the Oceans and Coasts

BMZ Secretary of State Hans-Joachim Fuchtel talked about Germany's commitment to the protection of the seas. © IASS/Thomas Ecke
The protection of marine biodiversity, the sustainable use of marine resources, and the ...Read more

Strengthening Global Partnerships and Societal Involvement: How to Make the SDGs a Reality

The more than 300 conference participants invited by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the IASS debated how to implement the Sustainable Development Goals. © Piero Chiussi/IASS
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015, the UN member states ...Read more

The Grid of the Future: Tests on New Superconducting Material Deliver Promising Results

Small size, large amounts of electricity – a superconducting cable. © RTE- Frédéric Lesur
European scientists are currently testing a variety of options to connect ...Read more

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