The Ocean Cleanup

During the past weeks, IFLRY’s Climate Change Programme has been focused on highlighting different approaches that could help combat climate change. When it comes to the environment, however, another problem that needs to be addressed is pollution, more specifically plastic…

Does Political Correctness Foster Tolerance?

Before I go on, I need to make something clear: I firmly believe that the biggest threat to liberal democracy, freedom of speech and tolerance of different ways of life, today, comes from nationalistic and alt-right reactionary movements. The fault…

Interview with Katarin Wagner – HSBC Head of Corporate Sustainability

Can you give us a brief overview of your work regarding sustainability? I am responsible for corporate sustainability for HSBC in Germany, which is integrated into the sustainability management of the HSBC Group on a global scale. I have been…

Interview with Louise Charles from Climeworks

Climeworks was established in 2009 to develop the world’s first commercial carbon dioxide removal technology. The research and development of the technology began at ETH Zurich in 2003. More information on the company is available on their website here. A…

Fiji: On the Frontlines in the Fight against Climate Change

The Republic of Fiji is an archipelago located in the South Pacific, about 3000 km (2000 mi) east of Australia. Its closest neighbors are other archipelagos, such as Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the West, and Tonga and Samoa in…

My Not-Life-Changing Trip to Israel and Palestine

I came back from my trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories exactly one week before writing this. During this week I did many other things, but none of them would have prevented me from starting to put my thoughts…