Topics in focus
Primary raw materials
The economic, environmental and social impacts of the production of primary raw materials are varied and complex.…
Environmental impact assessment
Roads, business parks, refineries, large-scale incineration plants: constructing infrastructure and industrial sites…
Plastics in the environment
Plastics are an indispensable part of our daily lives. Plastic packaging, textiles and car tyres all belong to a group…
Can the environment in Beijing profit from the Olympic Games?
UNEP environment report gives its assessment / Öko-Institut expert Christian Hochfeld is one of the authors
Scientists examine sustainability instruments and policy strategies
Attractive, functional – and efficient?!
Ecodesign directive can set new standards for product design in the 21st century
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.
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.
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.
Öko-Institut 2007 Annual Report out now!
Roundup of projects, milestones and products
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.