Beatrice Dippel and Irina Rafliana explain why 2022 is an important year to build on Southeast Asia’s experiences and knowledge with regard to the ocean and its risks. How can awareness of coastal risks and ocean resilience also be strengthened in other regions of the world?
28 experts from different disciplines, including 6 authors from UNU-EHS, joined forces for a review of 529 English-language peer-reviewed articles published between 2000 and 2019 on topics related to ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR).
Droughts affect millions of people and many domains, and incur costs that are mostly laid on the shoulders of the most vulnerable. Impacts are widespread, ranging from agricultural and energy production to human health and biodiversity, and even tourism.
Alumni, faculty and staff of the Joint Master’s of Geography of Environment and Human Security recently gathered virtually for the programme’s first-ever alumni reunion. Although held online, the reunion didn’t miss a beat in bringing the “GeoRisk” community back together.
Assessing whether artificial intelligence is an enabler or an inhibitor of sustainability at indicator level
Dr. Shivam Gupta, along with co-authors from an international network of researchers, published a study in the special issue on “AI for SDGs” from journal Transportation Engineering (Elsevier) titled “Assessing whether artificial intelligence is an enabler or an inhibitor of sustainability at indicator level”.
Dorothea Wehrmann, Jacqueline Götze, Michał Łuszczuk, Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak and Arne Riedel illustrate why and how exactly the UN decade should be used to foster transdisciplinary research, the inclusion of place-based knowledge and collaborative knowledge agendas.
On 1 June, the United Nations proclaimed the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Ina Lehmann explains what benefits marine protected areas can have for marine ecosystems. She explains why it is so important that they are not only effectively implemented but also socially just.
In the run-up to the Bundestag elections, DIE would like to invite to a debate on the understanding of development and the orientation of development policy. As a frame for the series, Prof. Dr Anna-Katharina Hornidge and Prof. Dr Imme Scholz have outlined guidelines for German development policy in the 21st century.
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.