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ANTICSS will provide a clear definition of circumvention
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Start of the ANTICSS project: Anti-Circumvention of Standards for better market Surveillance

The topic of manipulated testing results, or “circumvention” is currently exposed to the highest attention of the public and media, not only for the... more

Start of the ANTICSS project: Anti-Circumvention of Standards for better market Surveillance
Out now: the latest edition of our epaper eco@work
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Knowledge and science: Facts about alternatives, not alternative facts

With the advent of digital technologies, knowledge has become widely available. It seems that information about everything – and everyone – is just a... more

Knowledge and science: Facts about alternatives, not alternative facts
The cost analysis in detail
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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The Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China published a draft guidance document on accelerating the construction of green...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