Adopting an industrial agriculture model in the global south is destroying ecosystems, reducing biodiversity and expropriating land. If we are serious about feeding all people and preserving our planet, we must target meat consumption, says Heinrich Böll Foundation's Barbara Unmuessig.
Observers expect the green economy to deliver sustainable economic growth, but this transition will not be automatically achieved through technology and economics alone. Instead, the green transformation is a political task, say experts.
Healthy soils are crucial to human nutrition and eliminating hunger, but are erosion and contamination are placing soils under stress. Heinrich Böll Foundation president Barbara Unmuessing makes a case for protecting this precious resource.
The ongoing negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals reflect that relatively little radical progress on environment and development is possible in a multilateral framework, says Barbara Unmuessig, president of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.