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Effort sharing: High costs of insufficiently ambitious climate action

If Germany misses its European climate change mitigation targets in the areas of transport, buildings and agriculture, this could cost the country 600... more

Effort sharing: High costs of insufficiently ambitious climate action
Abwrackung von Schiffen in Bangladesch
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German companies jeopardise the environment and human rights

If products are not licensed for use in the European Union because of possible risks to human rights and the environment, German firms should not be... more

German companies jeopardise the environment and human rights
Chinese Guide to Green Mines
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New Chinese Green Mines Standards – English Translation available

The Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China published a draft guidance document on accelerating the construction of green... more

New Chinese Green Mines Standards – English Translation available
Strategies for a sustainable resource supply for electro-mobility
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Quotas for electro-mobility and rules on battery recycling: is China a step ahead of the EU?

The Chinese government recently issued new rules on the disposal of electric vehicle batteries. Among other things, they require manufacturers to... more

Quotas for electro-mobility and rules on battery recycling: is China a step ahead of the EU?
Complex environmental law requires necessary emphases
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European environmental law: Improving implementation in Germany

Lack of staff, problems of coordination between government agencies, unclear legislation: the reasons why implementation of EU environmental law in... more

European environmental law: Improving implementation in Germany
Out now: Annual report 2017
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Let’s make a wish! Annual report 2017

2017 was a special year for the Oeko-Institut: we celebrated our 40th anniversary! We reviewed four decades of scientific work and outlined the... more

Let’s make a wish! Annual report 2017
Current issue of eco@work available now
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Exnovation - Actively managing change

It is the counterpart to innovation: exnovation describes the phasing out of unsustainable structures and technologies, materials and products.... more

Exnovation - Actively managing change
How can electric freight transport contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
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Electric road freight: German-Swedish research collaboration has started

At present, road freight transport mainly runs on diesel, producing around 56 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in Germany annually. The figure is... more

Electric road freight: German-Swedish research collaboration has started