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Establishing standards in African states and putting them into practice

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The deadly business of lead recycling – now on the agenda of the United Nations

18.05.16 When the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) meets in Nairobi on Monday, its agenda will include one of the new and major health and environmental hazards facing many African countries today: the recovery of lead from waste batteries. more

EU information about nanomaterials

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Civil society demands action, not words, on nanotechnology

27.04.16 NGOs, consumer groups and research organisations have expressed disappointment with the European Commission’s continuing failure to propose adequate measures for the collection and publication of information about nanomaterials on the EU market. more

EU land and forests can help EU be more ambitious on climate

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EU land and forests can help EU be more ambitious on climate, new study shows

22.04.16 As the ratification process for the Paris Agreement begins, a new study shows how the EU’s new policy on land and forests is essential to curb climate change given the Commission’s reluctance to increase climate targets. more

A nano-product register at the EU level is necessary

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Declaration: Precautionary Approach Critical on Waste Containing Nanomaterials

13.04.16 In today’s Declaration on Waste Containing Nanomaterials, CIEL, ECOS, and the Oeko-Institut emphasize the importance of adopting and implementing preventive measures to protect people and the environment from possible hazards of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in waste streams. more

Renewable energies: wind power increasing, hydropower fluctuating

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Europe: Renewable energy is growing, coal-fired electricity production remaining constant

06.04.16 The use of renewable energies in Europe is continuing to expand: in 2015 EU member states were able to fulfil approx. a third of their electricity consumption using renewable energies such as wind, hydro and solar power. more

Annual Report 2015


Annual Report 2015: Energiewende half-time

14.03.16 From the Oeko-Institut’s perspective, Germany reached the half-way stage in its energy transition in 2015. What does this mean, and which projects epitomise our work in this area? Our latest Annual Report provides some answers. more

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