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Closing down coal-fired power plants is key to climate change mitigation
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Strategies to accelerate Germany’s coal phase-out

By adopting the Paris Agreement, the international community pledged to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius. The Intergovernmental... more

Strategies to accelerate Germany’s coal phase-out
Only renewables meet climate requirements
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Costs compared: Renewable vs. fossil energy

An electricity system that is 95-percent renewables-based in 2050 costs about the same or even less than an alternative system based on coal and gas.... more

Costs compared: Renewable vs. fossil energy
Out now: new edition of eco@work!
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Back to the beginning: Sustainable supply chains

The path that leads to sustainable supply chains is often highly complex and stony. This issue of eco@work looks at how social and environmental... more

Back to the beginning: Sustainable supply chains
EU climate measures miss 40 percent target
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Online calculator: Recalculating climate targets for the EU

In the coming weeks, the European Union will discuss the shaping of its climate package, which lays down the implementation of climate protection... more

Online calculator: Recalculating climate targets for the EU
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... 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