Ecology & Sustainability

Cover: Protest gegen die PCB-Deponie in Warren County, Afton, am 15. September 1982.

The Elephant in the Room - Environmental Racism in Germany

Published: 15 December 2021
E-Paper

The term "environmental racism" emerged in the 1980s in the USA and articulates the racist effects of unequal distribution of environmental goods and risks. In light of the climate crisis, a new generation of people experiencing racism is asking whether and how climate change impacts reinforce the efficacy of environmental racism.

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Plastic & health: The hidden costs of a plastic planet

Published: 20 February 2019

In a joint effort, a group of authors from civil society and academia point out that the impacts that plastic and the chemicals in it have on our bodies need to be assessed in the full lifecylce of this enduring an ubiquitous material. You can read the executive summary of their study here.

Mobilitätsatlas 2019 II Cover

Mobility Atlas 2019

Published: 14 April 2020
Atlas

The Mobility Atlas includes 19 articles about the most important activities and solutions for a safe, dependable and sustainable mobility - order now or download!

What is wrong with Solar Radiation Management?

Published: 9 July 2018

A briefing explaining why Solar Radiation Management (SRM) experiments are a bad idea. SRM describes a set of geoengineering techniques that aim to counter human-made climate change by artificially increasing the reflection of heat from sunlight (solar radiation) back into space. 

Energy Atlas 2018: Figures and Facts about Renewables in Europe

Published: 24 April 2018
Atlas

The European Energy Atlas shows a clear alternative: It not only provides a compass on the different energy discussions in different Member States but also reveals how a Europeanization of the energy transition will be the more efficient and cost-effective option for all Europeans.

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