Opinion

Export finance must get in line with climate commitments

Philipp Censkowsky, Igor Shishlov, Axel Michaelowa
Export finance must get in line with climate commitments

Countries around the world are ratcheting up climate change mitigation commitments at COP26 in Glasgow this November. Clear roadmaps to rapidly phase out public support for fossil fuel-related value chains in export finance must now become part of these commitments.

Biodiversity

Deterioration of Lake Victoria: the price of inaction
Opinion

Deterioration of Lake Victoria: the price of inaction

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the source of the White Nile. This crucial ecosystem for the region is being plagued with frequent fish kills, oxygen depletion of deep waters and poor water quality, which is characterized by blooms of harmful algae and aquatic weeds.

On the Ground

Development press review
Press Review

Development press review

This month’s press review highlights striking news from the beginning of June 2021.
Interview

Is deforestation the root cause of new diseases?

Jean-François Guégan, Gwenaël Vourc'h

Our latest series

How to protect forests without threatening indigenous peoples
Analysis

How to protect forests without threatening indigenous peoples

Forest areas host an incredible wealth of biodiversity but they are also home to indigenous peoples. These inhabitants want their voices to be heard in the ongoing negotiations to create protected areas.
Francis Hallé: “Forests are a common good to be protected”
Interview

Francis Hallé: “Forests are a common good to be protected”

Francis Hallé, a tree and tropical rainforest expert, has designed a canopy raft to better study the canopies of tropical forests. In 2019, he began a project to restore a primary forest in Europe. In this first episode in our “Forests in Danger” series, he revisits their definition and natural...

Conflicts

Chad, what have you done with your oil revenue?
Opinion

Chad, what have you done with your oil revenue?

When President Idriss Déby died on April 19, 2021, most analysts talked about the effect this will have on the stability of Chad and the sub-region, suggesting there may be new wars due to the influence of the Chadian military. An influence that finds its source in oil money.

Gender

Women entrepreneurs out to conquer Africa
Opinion

Women entrepreneurs out to conquer Africa

Sandrine Naguertiga
In El Alto, water as a source of life… and of persistent gender inequalities
Analysis

In El Alto, water as a source of life… and of persistent gender inequalities

In this town near La Paz, Bolivia, the management of water in households reveals persistent gender inequalities. As Eva’s story shows, this is the case even when water is finally available from the faucet.

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