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Electric vehicles need substantial quantities of electricity throughout Europe
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Electric mobility: Opportunities for climate protection in Europe

Getting more electric vehicles on the roads in Europe can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and air pollutants within the European Union. If the share of electric mobility in passenger road transport increases to 80 percent by 2050, the CO2 emissions of the passenger road transport sector in Europe can be reduced by up to 84 percent compared to 2010. more

Electric mobility: Opportunities for climate protection in Europe
End-of-life vehicles i the European Union.
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Public consultation on end-of-life vehicles launched by the European Union

Over three million end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in the European Union have unknown whereabouts. There is some concern that they are dismantled illegally and in a manner that damages the environment. more

Public consultation on end-of-life vehicles launched by the European Union
The sustainable journey is the reward
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Environmentally friendly vacation experience: the sustainable journey is the reward

Tourism plays a role for climate change that must not be underestimated. Because the further away the destination, the greater the energy consumption on the route travelled, and the associated environmental implications for the climate. more

Environmentally friendly vacation experience: the sustainable journey is the reward
Mehr Betonrecycling statt Kiesabbau ist notwendig
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Oeko-Institut designs a roadmap for a sustainable use of raw materials

75 raw materials, 11 sustainability criteria, 4 areas of need and 2 scenarios – the transition to a sustainable use of raw materials makes a detailed analysis necessary. For a future raw materials policy that is sustainable, Oeko-Institut has defined material-specific targets and instruments for different groups of raw materials for the first time. more

Oeko-Institut designs a roadmap for a sustainable use of raw materials
Increased use of forest and land may lead to loss of areas of high biodiversity
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Increased bioenergy demand to put pressure on forests

A new study shows that increased demand for biomass for energy in Europe, through intensified use of existing forests, could lead to loss of biodiversity and high competition for wood between sectors, and proposes policies to help preserve biodiversity while also limiting greenhouse gas emissions. more

Increased bioenergy demand to put pressure on forests
 
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Efficiency, emission rights, compensation – climate change mitigation measures for international maritime transport

The maritime sector contains substantial technical and operational potentials to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By means of efficiency improvements alone, the sector’s emissions can be reduced by 25 percent and costs saved at the same time. more

Efficiency, emission rights, compensation – climate change mitigation measures for international maritime transport
 
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The deadly business of lead recycling – now on the agenda of the United Nations

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

The deadly business of lead recycling – now on the agenda of the United Nations
 
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Civil society demands action, not words, on nanotechnology

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 after a Commission meeting with stakeholders in Brussels on Monday. more

Civil society demands action, not words, on nanotechnology