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Making it sustainable
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Digitalisation – making it sustainable

From a sustainability perspective, digitalisation creates both opportunities and risks. Done right, it can help to save energy and resources – through…

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Digitalisation – making it sustainable
Policies for the climate
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#FridaysForFuture: Facts and Figures

On Friday, 20 September 2019, the #FridaysForFuture climate strike, expected to be the largest ever, will mobilise across Germany. The German… more

#FridaysForFuture: Facts and Figures
Allowing long-term repairs
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IFA Berlin: 8 recommendations for electronic products with long lifespans

Using products for longer reduces pressure on the environment and the climate. In collaboration with the Centre for Consumer Research and Sustainable…

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IFA Berlin: 8 recommendations for electronic products with long lifespans
More acceptance for environmental policy
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Approaches to sustainable environmental policy

The challenges faced by environmental policy are constantly changing. The research project “Environmental Policy in the 21st Century” has therefore… more

Approaches to sustainable environmental policy
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