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Attractive, functional – and efficient?!

Ecodesign directive can set new standards for product design in the 21st century more

Attractive, functional – and efficient?!
 
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Policies to Promote Sustainable Consumption Patterns

Consumption is a key lever to attain a more sustainable development: unsustainable consumption patterns are major causes of global environmental deterioration, including the overexploitation of renewable resources and the use of non-renewable resources with their associated environmental impacts. more

Policies to Promote Sustainable Consumption Patterns
 
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Energy efficiency – yes please!

Welcome to a new edition of Öko-Institut’s e-paper eco@work. This time the “Big Issue” section addresses the question of “Energy efficiency – yes please! But how?” We want to show you why efforts to use energy more efficiently have so far been patchy and what methods might be more successful. more

Energy efficiency – yes please!
 
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Scientific advice on the revision of the EU ETS Directive

The EU Emissions trading scheme is under review to help meet much stricter emissions targets as agreed upon by EU leaders in March 2007. Within their proposal for a European Energy and Climate Change Package, on 23 January 2008 the Commission put out an ETS reform proposal for the post-2012 period. more

Scientific advice on the revision of the EU ETS Directive
 
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Öko-Institut 2007 Annual Report out now!

Roundup of projects, milestones and products more

Öko-Institut 2007 Annual Report out now!
 
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Sport v. Environment – a friendly match

The World Cup, the European Football Championships, the Olympics: sporting events form an important part of our culture, but they also present environmental problems. Does that have to be the case? This is the question posed in the new edition of eco@work, available today. more

Sport v. Environment – a friendly match
 
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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