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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
CO2 compensation for climate protection
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Oeko-Institut joins international governance body on voluntary carbon market

Today, the Oeko-Institut becomes a founding sponsor of a new international governance body on the voluntary carbon market. In the voluntary carbon…

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Oeko-Institut joins international governance body on voluntary carbon market
Two ways of closing loopholes
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More than cheating software: ANTICSS highlights all roads to circumvention of EU ecodesign and energy labelling

The regulatory requirements on the energy consumption and performance of electrical appliances can be circumvented by manipulating the laboratory…

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More than cheating software: ANTICSS highlights all roads to circumvention of EU ecodesign and energy labelling
Nuclear power: no classification as sustainable
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Nuclear energy - not a source of significant harm?

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) report, produced on behalf of the European Commission to assess whether nuclear energy can cause “significant harm” to…

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Nuclear energy - not a source of significant harm?
Climate action cuts costs
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Climate inaction incurs high costs

Heavy rain events, floods, heatwaves and drought: the climate change impacts already experienced today are causing major costs to society. This is not…

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Climate inaction incurs high costs