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Interview: How Can Citizens and Civil Society Use Civic Tech to Initiate Change?

What is civic tech and how can it facilitate political protest? Daniel Staemmler from Humboldt University Berlin answers these questions.

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Interview: The Superpowers of the Internet Giants – a Challenge for Democratic Discourse

How do Amazon, Google, Facebook and Co. influence public discourse? And what possibilities are there for regulation? We talked about this with Vérane Meyer and Torben Klausa, authors of a recently published study by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

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Interview: How Problematic Are Satellites and Drones in Terms of Data Protection?

Are photos made by satellites problematic in terms of data protection? Is there enough regulation around the use of drones? How can we ensure that remote sensing data isn't misused? We talked about all of this with data protection expert Marit Hansen.

Interview: Space Junk – How Can We Stop Outer Space Turning Into a Garbage Dump?

Satellites offer us crucial information that can help us protect our planet, but while the number of satellites in orbit grows, so does the amount of space junk - dead satellites, pieces of machinery and debris left by humans in space. We talked to Holger Krag from ESA about why space junk is a problem and about what is being done to clean up the mess.

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Voices of Climate Justice: The Full Interview Series

While we are all affected by climate change, not all climate impacts are created, or distributed, equally. In the interview series "Voices of Climate Justice", we talk to environmental activists from the Global South about their experiences, activism, opinions and hopes for the future. Read on to discover all of the interviews in the series.

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Interview: EcoVision Lab Is Mapping Biomass for the Good of the Planet

The EcoVision Lab at ETH Zurich is developing a tool that can accurately map biomass - all over the world - using remote sensing data. They hope it will make land-use planning more objective, transparent and environmentally-friendly, as well as protecting forests and biodiversity throughout the globe. We spoke to two of the brains behind the project.

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Digital Advocacy & Dogged Determination – Interview with Indian Activist Abhinav Lohkare

Abhinav Lohkare is a 17 year-old with an unstoppable will. Deeply frustrated by inaction on the climate crisis, he’s making the most of his generation’s proclivity for digital tools to lobby hard for environmental change in Assam, India. Undaunted by government oppression, he’s determined to stand up for the people and animals of Assam.

“We need you to act. Join us!” – Interview With Chinese Activist Howey Ou

Starting a movement to fight for action on climate change can be a struggle, and it's even harder when you live in a country where collective action is frowned upon and questioning the government is most certainly discouraged. In this interview, we talk to Howey Ou, China's first ever climate striker and a strong-willed leading voice in the country's climate movement.

Digital 3D Soil Maps Help Make Farming More Environmentally Friendly

A young company from Berlin wants to use 3D soil maps to make agriculture lower in emissions and more resource-efficient. Satellite and aerial photographs provide the data. Co-founder Suvrajit Saha explains to RESET in an interview how the soil maps are produced and who is benefitting from this new knowledge.