Until recently, Ukraine and Russia accounted for about 30 percent of world wheat exports. That ended. Fertilizer prices, which Russia also largely exports, are also skyrocketing. Because the natural gas with which the artificial fertilizer is produced is also becoming more expensive.
This has enormous consequences throughout the world, and Europe will feel them too. They are already being used in the political debate: Those who oppose the EU’s move towards organic farming, away from factory farming and farming, would prefer to stop it now, apparently because of the war. If that makes sense and what does climate-friendly fieldwork have to do with our safety, he says Kai Niebert on the podcast.
The president of the German Nature Conservation Association and professor of sustainability in Zurich warns against the idea of increasing wheat and meat production in Germany by expanding conventional agriculture. In view of the results of the Future Commission on Agriculture, which he helped put together, Niebert highlights the need to consume less meat in particular: “We don’t need a chop price brake.”
The Federal Environment Agency has just shown how little Germany can afford to be negligent when it comes to climate protection. According to this, 762 million tons of climate-damaging greenhouse gases were emitted in Germany last year, about 33 million more than in 2020. The Climate Law actually mandates emission reductions every year. brigitte button of the Council of Experts on Climate Affairs and MCC explains how to proceed now.
and Caspar Schwietering de Tagesspiegel Background Verkehr und Smart Mobilitý explains why a brake on the price of gasoline subsidizes Russia’s oil instead of making Germany more independent of it, and why it primarily benefits oil companies and the rich. And he knows more about the attitude of the Germans to a speed limit.
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