ComLab#3: Fair for all? Sustainability and Social Justice (June 2021)

Sustainable change also means social change. The third Communication Lab therefore addresses the tension between sustainability and social justice; the potential of sustainable innovations and the conflicting goals that (can) ensue in the global North and the global South. Science and journalism can help to highlight the social interactions inherent in sustainable transformation. They are also multipliers for forward-looking ideas and best-practice examples of sustainable development.



In September, the top three contributions of the third round of the Communication Lab were honoured at an online awards ceremony. 

ComLab#3 - Prize Winners

The award-winning contributions of the third Communication Lab were selected by a jury, including jurors of well-known media companies, such as Johannes Boie (editor-in-chief of Welt am Sonntag), Alok Jha (science correspondent of the Economist) and Ulrike Winkelmann (editor-in-chief of taz).

The selected works convinced the jury through originality in the choice of topics and media as well as through a successful interweaving of scientific facts and storytelling.

The prizes fore the most convincing contributions went to: 

  • the journalist Claudia Wiggenbröker and the political economist Alice Amorim for their article and explanation film "Energy poverty: And then the power shuts off"
  • the journalist Sören Kittel and the political scientist Fabio Fornari for their five-part series of articles on the topic of sustainable tourism
  • the journalist Hazel Sheffield and legal scholar Natalia Ruiz Morato for their illustrated feature "How land reform is the secret to long-lasting peace in Colombia"
  • the journalist Jenny von Sperber and the agricultural scientist Khondokar Kabir ffor their radio feature "Bananas Forbidden"


The winning projects are available on the Humboldt Foundation website