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Needed: labour, health, environmental standards in textile production
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Sustainable textile production in Bangladesh – what duty of care is called for?

Since the major accident at the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bangladesh in 2013 in which more than 1,100 people died, steps have been taken to... more

Sustainable textile production in Bangladesh – what duty of care is called for?
Steps towards a raw-material transition
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Germany 2049: Transition to a sustainable use of raw materials. An agenda for action

At this very moment, somewhere in Latin America mercury is being used to mine gold – with severe impacts on human health and environmental quality.... more

Germany 2049: Transition to a sustainable use of raw materials. An agenda for action
The Oeko-Institut launches its anniversary celebrations
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“40 years – Let’s make a wish!” The Oeko-Institut launches its anniversary celebrations

From research rebel to scientific advisor to government, business and society – the past four decades have been quite a journey. To mark its 40th... more

“40 years – Let’s make a wish!” The Oeko-Institut launches its anniversary celebrations
Nuclear energy use worldwide still a risk
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Nuclear facilities in crisis areas: an underrated threat

To what extent are nuclear facilities at risk in crisis areas? Which factors are of relevance in this context? Are policy-makers, the media and... more

Nuclear facilities in crisis areas: an underrated threat
Annual Report for 2016 online now
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Pointing the way for society: Annual Report for 2016

For almost 40 years the Oeko-Institut has endeavoured to point the way for society on climate action and environmental issues. This means encouraging... more

Pointing the way for society: Annual Report for 2016
Good progress made with renewable energies in the EU
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Good progress made with renewable energies in the EU

Expansion of the use of renewable energies in 2015 exceeded the targets set by the EU Commission. Wind, solar and hydro power had a total share of... more

Good progress made with renewable energies in the EU
Energy efficiency is always worth pursuing
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Innovative and efficient – ProCold is awarding the most energy efficient professional and commercial refrigeration equipment in five categories

The winners were awarded on March 7th at the international EuroShop fair in Düsseldorf. An appliance in each of five categories was awarded “ProCold... more

Innovative and efficient – ProCold is awarding the most energy efficient professional and commercial refrigeration equipment in five categories
Lärm - Auswirkungen und Schutz Out now: the latest issue of eco@work
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Noise - Impacts and protection

Ein startendes Flugzeug, ein rumpelnder Güterzug, ein röhrender Laubbläser. Wir sind umgeben von Lärm. Wie wirkt er sich aus? Und wie können wir uns davor schützen? Damit befasst sich die aktuelle eco@work. more

Noise - Impacts and protection