Palm oil production causes ecological problems. However, banning it would not be a sustainable solution, according to researchers, as this could have adverse economic and social effects in the producer countries. The goal must accordingly be to make palm oil production more sustainable.

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Species defaunation, i.e., the extinction of animal species due to overhunting and habitat loss, has been identified in a study as a main trigger for the global biodiversity crisis.

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The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have hit people in developing countries particularly hard. The Swiss development organisation Helvetas provides emergency aid on the ground while at the same time promoting…

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Water

Water is the basis of all life on Earth. Without water, agriculture, and hence food production, would not be possible, and this sector accounts for more than two thirds of global freshwater consumption. However,…

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The report shows that the conservation of the world's biodiversity is utterly dependent on the way in which we interact with and use the world's forests.

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