akzente spotlights political and social developments. Essays by leading authors contribute to current debates, and interviews and comments help broaden horizons. Infographics provide a clear presentation of complex issues.




Clean Energy - Interview

“Unprecedented Support”
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework on Climate Change, about the Climate Agreement.

Clean energy

A rising star
Renewable energy is currently experiencing a major boom. However, a series of challenges stills stands in the way of a global energy transition.

Guest article: Africa

Feeding the fish
Jowhor Ile is a Nigerian author whose ­writings about daily life in Africa are both poetic and political.

Africa - Interview

‘Africa can capture the century’
Kandeh Yumkella has left a high-ranking position at the United Nations in order to push for progress in Sierra Leone.

Agenda 2030 - Interview

‘We overstate the negative’
Max Roser studies living conditions worldwide. He sees a clear upward trend: conditions are improving – if we take the long view.

Essay - Agenda 2030

A compass – even in times of crisis
Agenda 2030 is a plan of action to ensure that all the world’s people can live in dignity, freedom and in a healthy environment.

Focus health - interview

‘We have to reach young people’
Latanya Mapp Frett, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global, about the right to family planning

Guest article: Health

For prosperous nations
Health is the basis for more prosperous nations, says Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization.

Infographic: Work

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
The gap between ambition and reality in the labour market

Guest article: work

Work and dignity
When women have work, they can invest in the next generation, says lawyer Ela Bhatt from India.

Business and diversity

Customer diversity
Diversity at Deutsche Post DHL Group

Infographic: Diversity

Diversity wins
Diversity is a key component of economic and political success.

Interview: refugee crisis

‘Tremendous challenge’
Minister Gerd Müller talks about the global refugee crisis.

Guest article: Saša Stanišić

A matter of chance
The author Saša Stanišić about arriving in a new country