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Climate-friendly heating of residential buildings with heat pumps
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Why we must make the heat transition a success – and how

17 million central heating and self-contained heating systems are currently burning up oil and gas to heat Germany’s 19 million residential buildings.…

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Why we must make the heat transition a success – and how
Closing and slowing down resource cycles
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A perfect circle: How does the circular economy work?

For many people, a closed-loop economy simply means waste management – but there is much more to a circular economy than that. The aim is to close and…

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A perfect circle: How does the circular economy work?
Forest: supporting climate protection and biodiversity
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Financial rewards for forest conservation

An incentive system providing financial rewards for biodiversity and carbon sink services in forests can rest on two pillars: On the one hand, such a…

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Financial rewards for forest conservation
More ambition, accelerated action
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Climate Policy – A Fitness Check: Are we fit for 55?

Fit for 55, presented by the European Commission in July 2021, is an ambitious package of climate policy measures and mechanisms that is intended to…

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Climate Policy – A Fitness Check: Are we fit for 55?
Establish guidelines for battery export
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Donating used Lithium-ion batteries to Africa? Clear rules urgently needed

The export of used lithium-ion batteries for second-life applications from Europe to Africa must follow clear rules and be better controlled. This is…

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Donating used Lithium-ion batteries to Africa? Clear rules urgently needed
Renewable energies for heating and cooling supply
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Climate protection and district heating: Regulatory frameworks in Europe

In order to reach climate targets in the building sector, a large-scale expansion of district heating, based on renewable energies, is required. To…

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Climate protection and district heating: Regulatory frameworks in Europe
Proactively mitigating rebound effects
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Corporate responsibility: Returning efficiency gains to the environment

When companies reduce their consumption of energy or raw materials, a frequent outcome is that the money or materials saved in this way are employed…

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Corporate responsibility: Returning efficiency gains to the environment
Making transformations equitable
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2021 Annual Report published

Our lifestyle and economic model must change as a matter of urgency in order to protect the environment, climate and resources. But is this taking place in a fair and equitable manner? The changes now being addressed by policy-makers have major implications for all of us. more

2021 Annual Report published