Host & producer Saroja Coelho
Studio direction Eliane Guilarducci
The EU has pledged to drop its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent. The European Trading Scheme - or ETS - is considered their best tool for getting there. But the bloc is in the grips of a financial crisis. Can new commitments from the European Parliament save the EU's shattered carbon market?
Report by Nina Haase & Lucia WeissVegetables help fight hunger and poor health
Food security isn't just a question of getting enough food. It is also important to get enough of the right kind. DW interviews the head of the World Vegetable Center, Dr. Dyno Keatinge. He explains that vegetables have a vital role to play in the fight against world hunger.
Interview by Saroja Coelho & Anke RasperEuropean solar panel designers aim for beauty
Solar power incentive programs have triggered a boom in renewable energy technology across Europe and North America. But the global solar panel market has been flooded with hardware from China. European designers say they can up their marketability by creating innovative systems that are also pleasing to the eye.
Report by Megan WilliamsGermany's wastewater systems exported around the world
Vast water and sewage systems run underneath the German city of Bonn. This wastewater contains everything from dishsoap and shower gel to excrement and paint thinner. Filtering this water so it can be recycled into the tap is a monster task. But German wastewater technology is being copied and exported around the world.
Report by Camille Grayson