Focus Topic Sustainable Future

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Climate and environmental protection are among the most important issues of our time. How can we still stop climate change? How can we shape a sustainable future and live as resource-efficiently as possible? As part of our focus topic Sustainable Future, we will present alumni, initiatives and programs that are working for a sustainable world in different ways. There will also be podcasts, tips for sustainable everyday life and many other formats that encourage people to get involved.

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  • SDG Ziel 11: Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    SDG Ziel 12: Nachhaltige/r Konsum und Produktion
    Participants of the Don't Litter Initiative in front of the university campus
    Participants of the Don't Litter Initiative© private
    Participants of the Don't Litter Initiative © private

    How to make a university a clean place

    Humboldtian Professor Uchendu has launched a challenging project: She wants the University of Nigeria in Nsukka to become one of the neatest places in Nigeria.

  • SDG Ziel 2: Kein Hunger
    SDG Ziel 6: Sauberes Wasser und Sanitäre Einrichtungen
    Bild von Hani Sewilam, ägyptischer Minister für Wasserressourcen und Bewässerung
    © Courtesy of The American University in Cairo
    © Courtesy of The American University in Cairo

    WEFE Nexus Award for DAAD alumnus

    DAAD alumnus Hani Sewilam has developed a model that extracts six products from sunlight and seawater without producing waste. His main aim is to assure water and food security.

  • SDG Ziel 11: Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Sara Fouad
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    © private

    Charity alone is not the solution

    Sara Fouad, Egyptian professor of architecture, who specialises in waterways regeneration, shares her view on the situation in Egypt and how COP27 could bring much needed change.

  • Artifical glaciers glaciers replace natural glaciers.
    © Shaktiman Singh
    © Shaktiman Singh

    A lifeline for the cold desert

    An innovative agricultural solution: DAAD alumnus Dr Shaktiman Singh is conducting research into whether ice stupas can resolve the water crisis in the Himalayan desert.

  • Agenda 2030
    SDG Ziel 13: Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Young activist demonstrating against climate change carries a sign that reads "No PLAnet B".
    © Getty Images/Vasil Dimitrov
    © Getty Images/Vasil Dimitrov

    Climate change – a challenge for science communication

    Dr Eduardo Queiroz Alves explains in an interview what constitutes successful academic communication of climate change and how it can be used to reach a young target group.

  • SDG Ziel 11: Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Cyclist in the city
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    © Getty Images/aldomurillo

    Initiative for liveable cities

    The Humboldt cities: research, practice, cases initiative links academic research and practical implementation in the contemporary fields of urban and regional planning. It focuses on issues relating to sustainability.

  • SDG Ziel 13: Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Green roofs in Chengdu
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    © Getty Images/plej92

    Green roofs and climate change

    The material used to construct buildings and roads such as concrete, iron, glass and asphalt accompanied by the lack of greenery in urban cities make these places particularly hot. Green roofs are a climate-responsive design with the potential to mitigate climate change effects. Join us in today's episode to learn about green roofs in urban cities.

  • Agenda 2030
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    © Getty Images / taka4332

    Sustainability – some thoughts on the term and its meaning

    The term ‘sustainability’ appears to be confusing and trite. Yet it stands for a great deal. We explain where the term comes from and what it means.

  • When it comes to sustainability, the motto iss: think globally, act locally!
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    © GettyImages / PeopleImages

    Sustainability beyond Confines

    Can the desire for sustainability transcend the confines of our realities? Erick Agure shares his personal experience working with people from around the world. His motto: think global, act local!

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Journalist:innen interviewen eine Frau
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    © [Translate to Englisch:] Getty Images/South_agency

    Scholarship for a change of perspective

    Climate change, waste separation, coal mining: the IJP scholarship for international journalists facilitates time-consuming investigation work and thinking outside the box. Alumni speak about the lasting impression of their exchange.

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    © Getty Images/Prostock-Studio

    My Sustainability Challenge

    Our guest author Gabriel Kombassere challenged himself and gave up digital media for two days as a sustainability challenge. For him, it was a positive experience, because he not only did something for the environment, but also noticed that he could work in a much more concentrated way.

  • DAAD-Alumnus Dr. Peter Schniering© Future Cleantech Panel
    DAAD-Alumnus Dr. Peter Schniering © Future Cleantech Panel

    Climate Protection through Technical Innovation

    Peter Schniering set up Future Cleantech Architects two years ago. This think tank promotes and conducts research into reducing harmful industrial emissions.