Louise Osborne

I am a freelance multimedia journalist currently living and working in Berlin. I have been working in the media for over a decade and specialise in environment, gender and human rights issues. I report most regularly for Deutsche Welle, but my work can also be found in outlets including The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Telegraph, and USA Today.

Talks for a global plastics treaty get underway in Uruguay | DW News

For many people, it's hard to imagine modern life without plastic. But while its uses are endless, we also know that it's polluting our planet. That's why delegates from around the world are meeting in Uruguay, with their sights set on an internationally binding treaty, to help wean the world off its addiction. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews ►Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/dwnews_hangout Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch #Plastic #Pollution #PlasticPollution

Biopiracy: How companies are buying up nature

Medicines and cosmetics use substances derived from nature. But Bioprospecting can turn into biopiracy. More and more companies are patenting natural ingredients making billions. It can come at a cost to the environment and traditional communities living in biodiversity-rich regions. Credits: Reporter: Louise Osborne Video Editor: David Jacobi Supervising Editor: Joanna Gottschalk We're destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn't need to be this way. Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. We look at the big and the small: What we can do and how the system needs to change. Every Friday we'll take a truly global look at how to get us out of this mess. #PlanetA #Biopiracy #Colonialism Read more: European Patent Office accepts biopiracy argument and revokes patent: https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/23505-epo-accepts-biopiracy-argument-and-revokes-patent World Intellectual Property Organization: Leveraging economic growth through benefit sharing: https://www.wipo.int/ipadvantage/en/details.jsp?id=2594 The Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing: https://www.cbd.int/abs/ Corporate control and global governance of marine genetic resources: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.aar5237 Traditional Knowledge Digital Library: http://www.tkdl.res.in/tkdl/langdefault/common/Home.asp?GL=Eng Chapters 00:00 Introduction 00:45 How It Began 02:28 Patently Questionable 05:25 Exploitation of Nature 07:12 Ethical Biotrade 08:38 Taking to the High Seas 10:50 The Road Ahead

What are the world's biggest carbon emitters willing to pay? | Business Special

Rising global temperatures have made extreme weather events like floods and wildfires more devastating. Climate disasters are causing billions of dollars in damage and hitting the poorest countries the hardest. But wealthy countries are responsible for the majority of earth-warming carbon emissions. A key question at the COP27 climate conference is: who should pay for the loss and damage due to climate change? DW takes a look at what developing countries want and what the world's biggest carbon emitters are willing to pay. Article by DW environment reporter Louise Osborne: https://www.dw.com/en/who-is-paying-for-climate-change-loss-and-damage/a-63622795 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews ►Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/dwnews_hangout Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch #climatechange #globalwarming #cop27

COP27: Who is paying for climate change loss and damage?

Global warming is leading to ever more extreme natural events and more damage. Countries in the Global South are demanding compensation for climate change they say wealthier nations, like Germany, caused. Eric Njuguna is angry. The 20-year-old environmental activist is witnessing the devastating changes a warming planet is bringing to Kenya. People are losing their livelihoods, their homes and many, even their lives, to the worst drought the region has seen in the last 40 years. "The impacts m

Aufbau einer Zustimmungskultur in Europa / Building a Consent Culture in Europe

Eine Diskussion über die Bedeutung von sexuellem und gesellschaftlichen Konsens in Europa aus politischer, rechtlicher, und Betroffenensicht. Was braucht es um eine Kultur basierend auf Konsens zu kreieren? Die Istanbuler Konvention von 2011 wurde von diversen europäischen Ländern unterzeichnet. Dennoch gibt es zehn Jahre später immer noch eine Debatte über die Umsetzung von Artikel 36, die die Bedeutung von sexuellem Konsens hervorhebt. In der Richtlinie zur Bekämpfung von Gewalt gegen Frauen schlägt die Europäische Kommission vor, den Ansatz der Istanbuler Konvention innerhalb der Europäischen Union aufzugreifen. Diese Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt. Mehr auf dieser Website: www.conversationsonconsent.com Mehr zu unseren Petitionen sexuellen Konsens zu definieren: DEU: https://innn.it/consent-revolution UK : https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-a-comprehensive-legal-definition-of-consent-2 Podcast: Hören Sie sich unsere erste Podcast-Gast:in Johanna Nelles an, Leiterin der Abteilung Gewalt gegen Frauen im Europarat. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6vChHP7FJ1rJYujwPV8GGg?si=O4VD1LJLTDK0tF1jfhNVpQ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A discussion on the importance of sexual and social consent in Europe from a political, legal and victim perspective. What does it take to create a culture based on consens? The Istanbul Convention from 2011 was signed by various European countries. However, ten years later, there is still debate about the implementation of Article 36, which emphasizes the importance of sexual consent. In its directive on combating violence against women, the European Commission proposes that the Istanbul Convention's approach be taken up within the European Union. Expert:innen Michaela Berdaga (Social Media Influencer) Nicole Bogott (The Philia Project e.V.) Alexandra Born (Conversations on Consent) Lewamm Ghebremariam (Innn.it e.V.) Louise Osborne (Flawed Pod) Nikolaus v. Peter (European Commission) Charlotte Proudman (Goldsmith Chambers) This event will be held in English. Find out more via this website: www.conversationsonconsent.com Find out about our petition to define consent : GER: https://innn.it/consent-revolution UK : https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-a-comprehensive-legal-definition-of-consent-2 Podcast: Listen to our first podcast guest Johanna Nelles who is Head of Violence against Women Division in the Council of Europe. Link: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6vChHP7FJ1rJYujwPV8GGg?si=O4VD1LJLTDK0tF1jfhNVpQ

Denmark to recognize non-consensual sex as rape – DW

Sex without consent is rape — but the principle is lacking in many legal frameworks in countries across Europe. Denmark is seeking to change this, with parliament approving a reform that gives new power to the word "no." It was the middle of the night when Kirstine Holst was awoken by a man coming into her room. He tried to have sex with her even though she repeatedly asked him to stop. "I didn't know what was happening. We have never had any romantic interaction and he wasn't accepting that I

Protesters call for action at Madrid climate rally – DW – 12/06/2019

Thousands of people marched in Madrid to demand immediate action to protect the planet. World leaders are meeting nearby, but experts called their plans insufficient to fend off climate change's catastrophic effects. "Time for Action" is the motto of the United Nation's COP25 climate conference and the demand made by thousands of protesters as they took the streets in the center of Madrid on Friday. Environmental activists dancing and playing music were joined by grandmothers and families with

Living on the Mara, together – DW – 09/10/2019

Scientists are gathering data on the Mara River to ensure it can continue to support life, all the way from its source in Kenya to its mouth in Tanzania. Project aim: To provide social and scientific data on water use along the Mara River to form the basis of a transboundary water allocation plan and water treaty Project funding: Financed from sources including the German Federal Environment Ministry's International Climate Initiative , which is supporting the project with 6 million euros ($6.

Is Sweden's no-fly movement just media hype? – DW – 08/02/2019

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg refuses to travel by plane. Media coverage would have us believe it's a movement that has spread across Sweden — but is it all just hype? DW's Louise Osborne reports. It's a hot, sunny day in a park in the western Swedish city of Gothenburg and people sit in small groups dotted along the green grass. Standing on a nearby path, a woman with long, strawberry blonde hair approaches people walking past. "Would you be willing to give up flying for a yea
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