After a break due to Corona, the International Green Week is taking place again this year in Berlin as a trade fair for the general public. The Thünen Institute will participate with various activities.
Climate change is taking its toll on forests. There is no question: the forests must be made fit for the challenges of the coming years. But what will the forest of the future look like? Will there still be beech, oak, pine and spruce? Or will exotic species take over?
In his keynote address at Harvard Business School in Boston, Christian Hundt, director of the Thünen Institute of Rural Economics, presented research findings on the economic development of rural areas in Germany.
The coalition agreement of the current federal government provides for a stop of logging in old, near-natural beech forests in public ownership. This is intended as a contribution to both climate protection and biodiversity conservation. What can we expect from this measure? An assessment.
When fishing for pelagics with midwater trawls, in most cases only one species is caught at the same time. The situation is different in bottom trawl fisheries where the catch consists of a mix of species. If the stock status differs among these species, fisheries management becomes challenging.
More and more consumers consider sustainability when shopping. Various labels promise orientation, but only provide information on specific aspects. The idea is that a national label should cover all aspects of a sustainably manufactured product. Can this work?
An estimated 1.6 million tonnes of munition from the world wars are still stored on the seabed of German waters in the North and Baltic Seas. The Bundestag has now approved a 100 million euros action programme to recover contaminated sites. The Thünen Institute provides important data for this.
30 percent organic farming by 2030! Not least since the outbreak of the Ukraine war, there has been criticism of the German government's goal. In our new podcast we ask: Is organic farming suitable for the masses?
In its annual advice, ICES provides an overview of the status of exploited fish stocks in the northeast Atlantic and publishes recommendations for future sustainable fishing opportunities. We explain what the advice means for German fisheries.
Russia's war against Ukraine has implications for the global food and commodity supply situation. In the following, we have outlined possible effects on agricultural markets, fisheries and timber markets.