Klimaat

Klaus Dodds
Interview

Conflict, Borders, and Division: The Fallout from the Climate Crisis

From uncontrollable fires in southern Europe to unprecedented flooding in Belgium and Germany, the summer of 2021 witnessed a string of environmental disasters. In his book, "The New Border Wars", Klaus Dodds predicts that floods will continue to ravage our continents, with devastating consequences.
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Opinion

‘Making peace with nature is possible, if we start now’

Inger Andersen, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, believes our 'environmental, social and economic challenges are interlinked'. 'This year, we must make peace with nature.'
© Xander Stockmans
Report

Europe’s last primeval forests are turning into timber factories

Primeval forests are increasingly included in plans to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis. They are the best carbon sinks, but they are disappearing rapidly. In the European Union, they are mainly located in Romania, where only 13 per cent are protected. The rest has already been turned into or is threatened to be turned into production for ...
Interview

The House is on fire, but we need more than the fire brigade

After a day of global climate action, and just before a crucial Climate Summit at the UN on Monday, MO* sent three pressing questions about the prospects of fast and frundamental transition to a number of global experts. These experts have the ear of top policy makers, so what they say, matters. Even for activists or skeptics who beg to disagree wi ...
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Interview

Can edible forests stop Brazilian deforestation?

Documentary maker Louise Amand and Wervel launch the documentary Pé na terra . The documentary discusses the Cerrado’s destruction and puts forward a kind of agriculture that makes reforestation possible.
© Stella Paul
Report

‘Hope Army’ of Belgium’s Climate Activists Marches On

8 year old Luca of Leuven should have been at school at this hour. Instead, he is walking along a narrow dirt road leading to Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein. With a placard held firmly in his tiny hands that reads ‘There is no Planet B.’
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Opinion

Plastic is poison, and that's that

The government-run organisation Flanders Circular seems to support that “plastic is a valuable resource”. If that is the case, the “plastification of the minds” seems to be almost complete. If the agency that has to put Flanders on the track to become circular, is itself not able to unmask this subtle twist of so-called ...
© arjun Sharma
Analysis

Artificial glaciers for a Himalayan desert: solution or hype?

From disappearing caps in Greenland to receding glaciers on Mount Everest, ice is the most visible symbol in the debate over climate change. In the high-altitude Himalayan region of Ladakh - located in the volatile Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir - ice is more than a rhetorical concern.
Thomas Hawk (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Analysis

Peak oil 2.0: demand dries up

With Trump’s inauguration days away, environmentalists are bracing for the worst. After eight years of Obama, with his emphasis on renewable sources, a lot has changed. Despite being surrounded by fossil fuel tycoons and climate change deniers, his successor will have arrived too late to save the oil industry. To understand why, we need look ...
© Bavo Nys
Report

Protect Yasuni, save the climate

The Yasuni territory in Ecuador is under pressure because of oil reserves found underneath the nature reserve. Here in ParisYasunidos wages action during the climate summit. Their proposal gives a voice to the local population, protects the Yasuni territory and is an answer for the global challenge of climate change.
Paul Stevenson (CC BY 2.0)
Opinion

Climate Opportunity

Next week, the G7 summit in quaint Schloss Elmau, Germany, will tackle the climate crisis, among many other looming disasters. Tom Kenis looks ahead at this 'climate opportunity'. 'For the eternal optimist, the glass is always half full. Especially when one is, as the saying goes, in it up to the neck.'
Gie Goris / John Vandaele
News

MO*lecture: Opting for Climate

Qi Ye and Jos Delbeke respond to the question of whether China and the EU can save the world from a climate catastrophe.

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