15.02.2018

While the right to food enjoys world-wide recognition, in reality, it is often ignored. The same applies to women’s rights and to the right to education and political participation. A strong civil society is required to assert these rights and ensure inclusive growth. However, the recently issued “Atlas der Zivilgesellschaft” paints a bleak picture in this respect.

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Scientists are developing a new life cycle assessment method to calculate the CO2 footprint of agricultural products from crop rotation systems.

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The Hindu Kush Himalayan region has been hit hard by the impact of climate change. To help the local people to adapt to this new reality, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is supporting the International Centre for Integrated...

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Climate change

15.12.2017

  Agriculture is a major contributing factor to climate change; at the same time, it is one of the areas most affected by climate change, which is jeopardising global food security. But is the significance of agriculture...

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Global Risks Report

14.02.2018

Environmental risks are highest ranked in this year’s Global Risks Report. Other high-ranked risks are cyber-attacks and the possibility of a water crisis.

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