Sustainability Photo (detail): © Kéré Architecture Sustainable architecture: the new Goethe-Institut in Dakar Back to the Future (05 July 2021) The Senegalese capital Dakar is the setting for the new Goethe-Institut designed by architect Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso. It embodies architecture as a cultural, societal and climatologically evolved term. Photo (detail): Natalie Mayroth Recycling in Mumbai The Megacity’s Busy Bees They pick up, sort through and gather together recyclables. Without its 300,000 waste pickers, the city of Mumbai would probably drown in its own rubbish. Photo (detail): © Goethe-Institut e.V./Marcus Sporkmann Interview with Klaus-Dieter Lehmann and Carola Lentz “We have to face our responsibility to society” (13 November 2020) On the occasion of the official handover, The Latest at Goethe spoke with the outgoing president of the Goethe-Institut Klaus-Dieter Lehmann and his successor Carola Lentz. Photo (detail): © picture alliance / Andreas Franke Phasing Out Coal The Energy Revolution Working towards sustainable energy for the future: Germany wants to completely abandon coal mining by 2038, an ambitious goal with quite a few obstacles still blocking the way. Photo (detail): © BMBF/Wissenschaftsjahr 2016*17 Science Year Plastic Pirates Set their Sights on the Environment Science Year 2016/17 is focusing on our seas and oceans. Within the framework of a join-in project, young people are investigating the extent to which our waterways have been contaminated by plastic waste. Photo (detail): © Adobe Climate Change Carbon Compensation – a Feel-Good Solution? Carbon offset schemes promise to compensate for the emissions caused by private individuals – as air travellers, for instance – with donations to climate projects. But are they not just a way of salving guilty consciences? © Sang Wu Wu Heißer als das Klima Warum die Jugend auf die Straße geht Mehr denn je sind die Bekämpfung der Erderwärmung und der Naturschutz ein Kernanliegen der Bürger - und nicht nur der erwachsenen Bürger. In Belgien organisiert die Bewegung ‚Youth for Climate‘ jeden Donnerstag Schülerstreiks.