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The rainforest is on fire: smoke and flames in the Amazon region near Porto Velho. Photo (detail): © picture alliance/Reuters/Bruno Kelly

Climate change and Neocolonialism
Climate colonialism as a new power structure

Wasteful use of the earth’s resources is a leading cause of environmental disasters, and the wealthy industrialized countries are benefiting from the exploitation of developing countries.

Gemeinsam für die Zukunft: Klima © Goethe-Institut (China)

School competition for sustainable development in East Asia
Together for the future: Climate

As part of the project Together for the Future, the Goethe-Instituts of the East Asian region are launching a competition for schoolchildren on sustainable development for the first time. The aim is to raise the awareness of young people in East Asia to problems in their own environment and to encourage them to become active locally. The focus in 2020 will be on climate and environmental protection.

Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek take over the management of the Berlinale together. Photo (Detail): Christoph Soeder/dpa

Berlinale 2020
What should be different in 2020?

Changeover time at the Berlinale! In 2020, Dieter Kosslick, festival director for many years, will be succeeded by a new team: Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek. What should be different at the next Berlinale?