Topics in focus
Sustainable consumption and procurement
In Germany, industry has long since discovered the brand potential of the environment. Manufacturers strive to…
Raw material transition
The German economy and German society depend on primary raw materials. Gravel, sand, natural stone and other building…
EU emissions trading
In order to keep the increase in global mean temperature below 2°C and avert the harmful consequences of climate…
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.
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
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…
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.