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What is the price tag on the world?

What is the price tag on the world?

14th June 2021 · Dettling's Column

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the world's most powerful climate change movement, an alliance of more than 370 major financial services firms representing $41 trillion in green investment assets. This is nothing however, compared to the wealth that an intact environment represents. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates the value of services provided by nature in the form of functioning ecosystems at about $90 trillion. That is roughly the entire current global economic output. A new study by the German Nature Conservation Union and the Boston Consulting Group estimates that the monetary value of biodiversity is twice as high. This does not even include values such as recreation, well-being and enjoyment.

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Out into the countryside instead of risk areas!

Out into the countryside instead of risk areas!

12th March 2021 · Dettling's Column

A radical-pragmatic proposal for life with (and after) Corona - Paris, Oslo, Madrid, Warsaw, Vienna, Berlin. Europe's cities are closing down again and shutting down their operations. More and more metropolises are considered risk areas. Closing hours, curfews and bans on accommodation are the result. The Corona pandemic is becoming a crisis of the big cities and metropolitan areas.

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"Cool Germany" - Is Germany the better England?

26th February 2021 · Dettling's Column

With the UK having left the EU at the start of the new year, more and more Britons are moving to Germany. Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, more than 30,000 Britons have acquired German citizenship. Far more live in Germany without a German passport.

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