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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. more

Policies to Promote Sustainable Consumption Patterns
 
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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. more

Energy efficiency – yes please!
 
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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. more

Scientific advice on the revision of the EU ETS Directive
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Öko-Institut 2007 Annual Report out now!

Roundup of projects, milestones and products more

Öko-Institut 2007 Annual Report out now!
 
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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. more

Sport v. Environment – a friendly match
 
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Windfall profits of German electricity producers in the second phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (2008-2012)

Briefing Paper for World Wide Fund for Nature Germany more

Windfall profits of German electricity producers in the second phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (2008-2012)
 
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PCF Pilot Project Germany presents three new corporate partners from the wholesale, retail and chemicals sectors

DSM, REWE Group and the Tengelmann Group join dm-drogerie markt, FRoSTA, Henkel, Tchibo, Tetra Pak, and T-Home in a Pilot Project to measure the… more

PCF Pilot Project Germany presents three new corporate partners from the wholesale, retail and chemicals sectors
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Öko-Institut flyer now available

From international climate protection to carbon footprinting, the newly published Öko-Institut leaflet gives a valuable insight into the work and methods of the leading environmental research institute. Readers are introduced to the kinds of issues addressed by the institute’s scientists. more

Öko-Institut flyer now available