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Supporting climate protection in the transport sector
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Reshaping mobility for the future

How can a reform of taxes and surcharges guide the transport sector towards a sustainable future? Higher CO2 prices in combination with the abolition…

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Reshaping mobility for the future
Boosting climate action in buildings
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Making the EU heat sector carbon-free

More than a quarter of the energy consumed in the European Union is used to heat buildings. Much of this energy is obtained from fossil fuels: only…

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Making the EU heat sector carbon-free
COP26 will be crucial to international market mechanisms
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World Climate Conference: Preparatory analysis for the EU Parliament

In recent months many countries have submitted new climate targets. However, these are insufficient to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. In…

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World Climate Conference: Preparatory analysis for the EU Parliament
Series of events to mark the anniversary
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Knowledge for Change: Ten Years of Ecornet

The network of independent institutes for environmental and sustainability research marks its tenth anniversary. In 2011, eight non-profit scientific…

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Knowledge for Change: Ten Years of Ecornet
Men between 40 and 60 with high incomes often drive company cars
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Company cars: tax benefits cause multi-billion-euro social and environmental misalignment

The taxation of company cars is increasingly causing a social and environmental misalignment in German transport policy, according to a study by think…

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Company cars: tax benefits cause multi-billion-euro social and environmental misalignment
Change towards sustainability
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Environmentally sound, collective and fair. Considering the social aspects of transformation

Climate and environmental policy plays a big part in the transition towards greater sustainability – and hence also in the future wellbeing of all.…

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Environmentally sound, collective and fair. Considering the social aspects of transformation
Supply chains: they look harmless, but they aren’t
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Climate due diligence in future supply chain law

Environmental due diligence requirements feature to only a very limited extent in the German government’s new Supply Chain Act. Work on extending such…

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Climate due diligence in future supply chain law
the organic milk scores in terms of its carbon footprint
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Organic pasture-based milk delivers environmental benefit

From an environmental perspective, milk that is produced on organic farms is better than conventionally produced milk. The extensive avoidance of…

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Organic pasture-based milk delivers environmental benefit