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Windfall profits of German electricity producers in the second phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (2008-2012)

Briefing Paper for World Wide Fund for Nature Germany more

Windfall profits of German electricity producers in the second phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (2008-2012)
 
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PCF Pilot Project Germany presents three new corporate partners from the wholesale, retail and chemicals sectors

Auch DSM, REWE Group und Unternehmensgruppe Tengelmann engagieren sich im Rahmen eines Pilotprojekts zur Ermittlung so genannter Product Carbon Footprints. Konsortium aus WWF, Öko-Institut, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung und THEMA1 bringt neun ausgewählte Unternehmen zum Product Carbon Footprint Pilotprojekt Deutschland zusammen: dm-drogerie markt, DSM, FRoSTA, Henkel, REWE Group, Tchibo, Unternehmensgruppe Tengelmann, T-Home und Tetra Pak. Unter der Trägerschaft von WWF, Öko-Institut, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung und THEMA1 führen die neun Unternehmen ein gemeinsames Pilotprojekt durch, in dem sie für ausgewählte Produkte die Emissionen an CO2 und anderen Treibhausgasen ermitteln, so genannte Product Carbon Footprints (PCF). Gemeinsam wird an der internationalen Harmonisierung einer einheitlichen Erfassungsmethodik gearbeitet. In diesem Zusammenhang wird im Pilotprojekt diskutiert, ob und gegebenenfalls wie eine Kommunikation zum Beispiel in Form einer Kennzeichnung für Waren und Dienstleistungen gegenüber Kunden und Endverbrauchern vor dem Hintergrund der internationalen Entwicklungen erfolgen kann. more

PCF Pilot Project Germany presents three new corporate partners from the wholesale, retail and chemicals sectors
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Öko-Institut flyer now available

From international climate protection to carbon footprinting, the newly published Öko-Institut leaflet gives a valuable insight into the work and methods of the leading environmental research institute. Readers are introduced to the kinds of issues addressed by the institute’s scientists. more

Öko-Institut flyer now available
 
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Join our 500plus! membership campaign.

For 30 years the Öko-Institut has been a non-profit organization. It is true that our work is financed primarily through project-related contracts and funding from public and private clients. But we still need you as a member. more

Join our 500plus! membership campaign.
 
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Bioenergy and Biodiversity: Potential for Sustainable Use of Degraded Lands

Info event on May 27, 12.00 -13.00 h at the “Plaza of Diversity”, Forum Booth 1 more

Bioenergy and Biodiversity: Potential for Sustainable Use of Degraded Lands
 
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The Bali Conference - Climate Breakthrough or Anti-Climax?

Politicians, scientists, environmental groups – almost everyone had great hopes that the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali – the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC – would produce some very good outcomes for international climate protection. more

The Bali Conference - Climate Breakthrough or Anti-Climax?
 
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E-TRACK: Where does network electricity come from?

Öko-Institut, together with ten international energy institutions, has published recommendations for a European system of electricity disclosure. In the final report of the E-TRACK project, the institutions suggest ways to standardize tracking of where the power that is fed into Europe’s electricity networks comes from. more

E-TRACK: Where does network electricity come from?
 
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Values for business: Rhetoric or reality?

Nowadays, practically every major company seeks to project an environmentally and socially responsible image. But what of this is windowdressing and what is real change? more

Values for business: Rhetoric or reality?