Ecology

Ecology

A new Global Biodiversity Framework …for what and for whom?

Analysis

Nearly a decade after the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, evidence shows that the actions undertaken to implement them have not been sufficient. What should a new Global Biodiversity Framework look like?

By Gadir Lavadenz

Governing the Big Bad Fix? What to do about geoengineering

Geoengineering – large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems – is increasingly being presented as a strategy to counteract, dilute or delay climate change. Which international legal norms and agreements would contradict the different measures?

Katowice: A European coal capital goes green

Nowhere in the EU is smog more suffocating than in southern Poland. This year, the polluted Polish mining city Katowice will host the COP24 climate conference. Ahead of that, change is in the air — and on the ground.

The Meaty Side of Climate Change

While energy giants like Exxon and Shell have drawn fire for their roles in warming the planet, the corporate meat and dairy industries have largely avoided scrutiny.

G20: Key Issues of Turkish Presidency and the 2017 Hamburg Summit

With the contributions of Didem Demircan, Güven Sak, Menekşe Kızıldere and Catherine Long, we would like to remind the reader about the important issues from the Turkish Presidency in 2015 and shed some light on this years meeting. We hope you'll enjoy reading their analyses. 

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2014

Over the past years, the World Nuclear Industry Status Report has made a name for itself as an independent and accurate reference point to researchers and media the world over. The report's success is due to its truly factual and empirical analysis of the global nuclear industry.

Dossier on the UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancún (CBD COP 13)

Mainstreaming Biodiversity is the central motto of the Cancún conference taking place 4-17 December, 2016. Our dossier follows the negoations in Mexico particularly on the issues of Synthetic Biology, New Economy of Nature and Geoengineering.

The world is face to face with a great climate crisis: global climate change is threatening the lives of various spices. Careless consumption of natural resources and the unquestioned acknowledgement of economic growth causes tens of big and local environmental problems. Maintaining the existent economic system magnifies those problems even further.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation Turkey Representation sees ecology as one of the essential areas of politics. It questions the necessary radical changes for a sustainable life both in theory and practice, and strives for developing policies in that regard.

Our ecology program consists of three subtitles; climate change, energy, and social and ecological transformation.