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CO2 price for transport and building sector
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Getting climate protection on track: How socially balanced CO2 pricing works

A joint study by Agora Verkehrswende, Agora Energiewende, the Oeko-Institut and the Freie Universität Berlin shows how a CO2 price of 50 euros per ton... more

Getting climate protection on track: How socially balanced CO2 pricing works
A carbon levy on the energy tax is the best option
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Emissions trading or carbon pricing? An analysis

Integrating further sectors such as transport or buildings into emissions trading is a lengthy and complex process. Realistically, any such expansion... more

Emissions trading or carbon pricing? An analysis
Goodbye to Michael Sailer
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Oeko-Institut: CEO Michael Sailer retires

Our Chief Executive Officer Michael Sailer retires on 1 August 2019 after 39 years at the Oeko-Institut. During these four decades, he made a major... more

Oeko-Institut: CEO Michael Sailer retires
Necessary criteria for the sustainable production of PtX
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PtX needs sustainability rules: additional renewable power is key to protecting the climate

Fuels produced from electricity – known as power-to-X (PtX) – are not necessarily sustainable or climate-friendly. They have a positive climate... more

PtX needs sustainability rules: additional renewable power is key to protecting the climate
How to implement the transport transition?
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Less emissions, more quality of life: How to make transport sustainable?

The transport sector is not yet contributing anything to climate change mitigation: its emissions in 2018, at around 163 million tonnes of CO2... more

Less emissions, more quality of life: How to make transport sustainable?
General Assembly confirms Committee appointments
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Committee elections

Die Mitgliederversammlung hat am 15. Juni 2019 in Darmstadt einen Teil des externen Vorstands wiedergewählt. Prof. Dr. Gerald Kirchner, Thomas Rahner und Ulrike Schell wurden für zwei weitere Jahre bestätigt. more

Committee elections
Out now: Annual report 2018
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Science in transition – Annual Report 2018

Last year was a year of extremes – politically and in particular meteorologically. The unusual weather conditions once more focused people’s attention... more

Science in transition – Annual Report 2018
Forests in all their diversity
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Forests - For climate and biodiversity

Forests add immense and diverse value to our lives. They offer us a space where we can relax and unwind. They provide us with natural resources –... more

Forests - For climate and biodiversity