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Competitiveness for Sustainability – Positions and Perspectives

A contribution to discussion at the 2006 annual conference of Öko-Institut e.V.

authors: Hochfeld, C. | Schmitt, K. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 01 / 2006

Focussing on the competition strategy and the priorities outlined in the Lisbon Strategy leads to policy initiatives for rigorous environmental and social standards being put under pressure – inter alia under the heading “Better…

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Adaptation to scientific and technical progress under the RoHS Directive

Final Report + Annexes

authors: Gensch, C. | Zangl, S. | Möller, M. | Lohse, J.
Year of publication: 01 / 2006

The EU Directive on the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (the so-called RoHS - Restriction of Hazardous Substances – Directive) has come into force on 1 July 2006. It regulates the…

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Eco-Efficiency Analysis of Washing machines

Life Cycle Assessment and determination of optimal life span/Refinement of Task 4: Further use versus substitution of washing machines in stock

Year of publication: 01 / 2005

Due to technological advance during the last 10 to 15 years of both washing machines and detergents, significant reductions of energy and water consumption during the use-phase of a washing machine could be realised. Although new…

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Exposure-based waiving: Concrete specifications of the waiving-conditions in the context of the registration procedure according to REACH

Project Report

authors: Bunke, D. | Schneider, K. | Jäger, I.
Year of publication: 01 / 2005

In October 2003 a proposal for a Regulation concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) was presented, that sets forth which information is to be provided in the framework of the…

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Implications of the CDM on other Conventions. The case of HFC-23 destruction

authors: Schneider, L. | Graichen, J. | Matz, N.
Year of publication: 01 / 2005

In our analysis we showed that the destruction of HFC-23 in new HCFC 22 facilities under the CDM would likely lead to increased emissions of GHGs as well as ozone depleting substances because production costs of HCFC-22 are expected to…

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Energy demand of tumble driers with respect to differences in technology and ambient conditions

Final Report

authors: Rüdenauer, I. | Gensch, C.
Year of publication: 01 / 2004

Tumble driers have a high ratio of and increasing impact on total electricity demand of households. In contrast to different other household appliances the market is not saturated yet and therefore growing selling rates can be expected.

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Sustainable consumption needs visions

Position paper by the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut)

authors: Eberle, U. | Brohmann, B. | Graulich, K. | Grießhammer, R.
Year of publication: 01 / 2004

The present position paper “Sustainable consumption needs visions” was elaborated by the authors in a process of debate with numerous staff members of the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut),

building upon the findings gained…

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The Initiative

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 01 / 2002

The overall objective of the EcoTopTen project is to develop and market sustainable products and services for the mass market – supported by consumer research and a major image campaign. EcoTopTen products are highquality, affordable and…

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Instruments and Options for Environmental Policy during the Accession Processof EU Associated Countries in the Area of Environment and Energy

authors: Cames, M. | Matthes, F. | Bär, S. | Oberthür, S. | Krug, M. | Mez; L. | Tempel, S.
Year of publication: 01 / 2000

With regard to the leading role of the EU in climate protection policies, it is important to consider the impact of the accession process on EU climate policy. This study includes the analysis of the most important issues related to…

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