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Working from home helps to protect the climate

An increase in working from home (WFH) has the potential to save up to 3.7 million tonnes of climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions per year in…

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Working from home helps to protect the climate
How can biodiversity be protected and restored?
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Diversity at risk: How to preserve biodiversity?

Bit by bit biodiversity, the diversity of life, is slipping away. According to the United Nations, one million species of flora and fauna are at risk…

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Diversity at risk: How to preserve biodiversity?
Reforestation contributes to climate protection
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The role of nature-based solutions in global climate action

Nature-based solutions (NbS) are playing an increasingly prominent part in discussions of global climate change mitigation. In a study for the German…

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The role of nature-based solutions in global climate action
Advance climate protection, accelerate coal phase-out
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The scientific basis for an accelerated coal phase-out

In order to meet Germany’s climate targets, lignite should ideally be phased out by 2030, as stated by the new Federal Government in its coalition…

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The scientific basis for an accelerated coal phase-out
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
Including environmental aspects in the regulation of AI
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The power of data for environmental policy

The foundations of the emerging data economy that are currently being laid must be aligned with environmental and climate protection goals. Yet…

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The power of data for environmental policy
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