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The deadly business of lead recycling – now on the agenda of the United Nations

When the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) meets in Nairobi on Monday, its agenda will include one of the new and major health and environmental hazards facing many African countries today: the recovery of lead from waste batteries. more

The deadly business of lead recycling – now on the agenda of the United Nations
 
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Civil society demands action, not words, on nanotechnology

NGOs, consumer groups and research organisations have expressed disappointment with the European Commission's continuing failure to propose adequate measures for the collection and publication of information about nanomaterials on the EU market after a Commission meeting with stakeholders in Brussels on Monday. more

Civil society demands action, not words, on nanotechnology
 
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EU land and forests can help EU be more ambitious on climate, new study shows

As the ratification process for the Paris Agreement begins, a new study shows how the EU’s new policy on land and forests is essential to curb climate change given the Commission’s reluctance to increase climate targets. more

EU land and forests can help EU be more ambitious on climate, new study shows
 
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Offsetting emissions at the Oeko-Institut

The Oeko-Institut offsets all greenhouse gas emissions from its operations, with retroactive effect to 2014, that can not be avoided in the first... more

Offsetting emissions at the Oeko-Institut
 
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Declaration: Precautionary Approach Critical on Waste Containing Nanomaterials

In today’s Declaration on Waste Containing Nanomaterials, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), ECOS, and the Oeko-Institut emphasize the importance of adopting and implementing preventive measures to protect people and the environment from possible hazards of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in waste streams. more

Declaration: Precautionary Approach Critical on Waste Containing Nanomaterials
 
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Europe: Renewable energy is growing, coal-fired electricity production remaining constant

The use of renewable energies in Europe is continuing to expand: in 2015 EU member states were able to fulfil approx. a third of their electricity consumption using renewable energies such as wind, hydro and solar power. more

Europe: Renewable energy is growing, coal-fired electricity production remaining constant
 
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Oeko-Institut presents study on international climate policy ambition at UN Climate Conference

At the UN Climate Conference starting next week to take place in Paris, Oeko-Institut is presenting – together with Ecofys and Fraunhofer ISI – a new... more

Oeko-Institut presents study on international climate policy ambition at UN Climate Conference
Annual Report 2015
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Annual Report 2015: Energiewende half-time

From the Oeko-Institut’s perspective, Germany reached the half-way stage in its energy transition in 2015. What does this mean, and which projects epitomise our work in this area? Our latest Annual Report provides some answers. more

Annual Report 2015: Energiewende half-time