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Climate Action for Sustainable Major Sports Events

Selected recommendations for action to minimise carbon footprints at major sports events

authors: Stahl, H. | Cames, M.
Year of publication: 10 / 2022

The present document "Climate Action for Sustainable Major Sports Events" represents the annex volume to the "Concept and Feasibility Study for a ‘Climate Neutral’ Staging of the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship (UEFA EURO 2024)"…

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Concept and Feasibility Study for a "Climate Neutral" UEFA EURO 2024

Final Report

authors: Stahl, H. | Cames, M. | Wagner, T.
Year of publication: 10 / 2022

In the wake of Germany's successful qualification to host the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship (UEFA EURO 20241), the focus on more climate action is addressed by the EURO 2024 sustainability action plan titled "United by…

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Gesundes Essen fürs Klima

Präsentation auf der Pressekonferenz am 06.09.2022

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 09 / 2022

Stellen wir die Ernährung in Deutschland so um, dass sie für Menschen und den Planeten gesund ist, benötigen wir nur noch 56 Prozent der heute genutzten Ackerfläche und 45 Prozent der Grünlandfläche. Gleichzeitig sparen wir rund drei…

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SUP and Packaging Waste Prevention

Policy Recommendation for Thailand

authors: Prakash, S. | Löw, C. | Srisawaskraisor, S. | Pongruktham, O.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The objective of this policy brief is to support the vision of the Bio-Circular- Green Economy Model (BCG Model) of Thailand. The main focus of this policy brief is on promoting the circularity of plastic materials through upstream…

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Use of E-catalogues in Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP)

Overview of current practices

authors: McLennan, A. | Prakash, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

This pre-study attempts to summarise existing definitions, where they exist, of e-catalogues as developed by key actors in the definition of public procurement practices and present these alongside existing international examples of…

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Economic Measures for Packaging Waste Prevention

authors: Prakash, S. | Michalscheck, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The main aim in packaging waste prevention must be the reduction of primary re-source use and of waste generated. To exemplify the urgency: if our plastic packag-ing use would continue to grow like it currently does, even with increased…

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Monitoring & evaluation of sustainable public procurement

Practical considerations for establishing an M&E framework

authors: Prakash, S. | McLennan, A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) is an important process which can help track the implementation and impact of sustainable public procurement (SPP). The existence of M&E frameworks for SPP, however, remains rare in practice, and where they…

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Making transformations equitable - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2021

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Assessment of available tools for measuring GHG emissions

Applicability for companies of the German textile and fashion industry

Year of publication: 03 / 2022

Intended as input for the members of the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, GIZ has commissioned Oeko-Institute to summarize the previous findings and deepen into critical as-pects of selected tools. This work has been…

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Policy Brief: Increasing the public acceptability of consumption-related regulations in climate and environmental policy

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

Push measures including regulations are part of effective instrument mixes in climate and envi-ronmental policy. However, taxes and regulations that target people’s everyday behaviour and consumption often meet with public rejection.…

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Study on Greening Cloud Computing and Electronic Communications Services and Networks

Towards Climate Neutrality by 2050

authors: Bilsen, V. | Gröger, J. | Devriendt, W. | Liu, R. | Gaušas, S. | Behrens, F. | Bley, F. | Carpentier, M. | Duchêne, V. | Köhler, A. | Lecocq, C. | Legein, E. | Quack, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The digital transformation currently taking place is characterised by an increase in the amount of data that needs to be collected, processed, stored and transmitted. This results in an expansion of the information and communication…

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Towards a Green Economy

Successfully shaping structual change

authors: Heyen, D. | Gensch, C. | Gsell, M. | Hacker, F. | Hünecke, K. | Scherf, C. | Ostertag, K. | Doll, C. | Grimm, A. | Marscheider-Weidemann, F. | Sartorius, C.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

This publication presents key messages and recommendations for successfully shaping structural change towards a Green Economy. The publication results from the REFOPLAN-project „Ökologischer Strukturwandel“ (Ecological structural change,…

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Policy brief: integrating biodiversity into sustainable production and consumption activities

The way forward for businesses

Year of publication: 01 / 2022

Key messages

  • Biodiversity loss and the degradation of ecosystem services (ES) are among the greatest systemic risks to the global economy and the health of people and the planet.
  • Protecting and restoring biodiversity is vital to…

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Sustainable consumption for biodiversity and ecosystem services

Current state and future requirements in information, communication and international cooperation

authors: Teufel, J. | López Hernández, V. | Polanía Giese, J. | Knörzer, U.
Year of publication: 12 / 2021

Prevailing consumption patterns are coupled to a rapid  destruction of natural and near-natural ecosystems and  the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Currently, a comprehensive overview of existing policy recommendations and…

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Why are biobased and biodegradable plastic not part of the solution to reduce plastic waste?

Checking the facts!

Year of publication: 11 / 2021

This report has been prepared to provide simple assistance to CAP SEA partner organisations in their work. Science-based background knowledge on biobased and biodegradable plastic shall enable the partners to avoid regrettable…

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Barrier Analysis and Strategies for Ecolabels and Sustainable Public Procurement Implementation

Commonly encountered barriers and strategies for successful implementation

Year of publication: 10 / 2021

The following compilation of common barriers contains a short description of each challenge and possible strategies for successfully overcoming these, including references to further information and best practices. The strategies…

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Material choices for environment-friendly packaging design

Analysis of existing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies

Year of publication: 10 / 2021

There is a growing agreement on negative consequences of increasing single-use plastic and packaging waste to human health, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, climate change and biodi- versity. However, implementation of measures to…

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Implementing circular economy in Mexico: Recommendations for strategies against obsolescence of smartphones & textiles

authors: Sohns, I. | Meister, M. | Prakash, S. | López Hernández, V. | Itzchel, J. | Ruiz, N. | López Mérida, G. | González Osorio, L. | Calderón Valesco, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2021

The aim of this document is to draw attention to necessary reforms of the legal and economic framework in the area of "circular economy", waste prevention and product obsolescence. In addition, the potential of the circular economy for…

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Impact of COVID-19 on single-use plastics and the environment in Europe

authors: Graulich, K. | Köhler, A. | Löw, C. | Sutter, J. | Watson, D. | Mehlhart, G. | Egebæk, K. | Bilsen, V. | Bley, F. | Manshoven, S. | Xhelili, A. | Mortensen, L. | Lippert Tange, I.
Year of publication: 06 / 2021

This ETC/WMGE report provides the detailed analysis underpinning the EEA Briefing “Impacts of COVID-19 on single-use plastic in Europe’s environment”.

The COVID19 pandemic is having immense effects on societies across the world. Apart…

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Guidelines and tools for test laboratories to target circumvention

authors: Martin, S. | van Kasteren, R. | Türk, C. | Hook, I. | Lemke, H. | Ferrari, S. | Graulich, K. | Rüdenauer, I. | Praher, C. | Presutto, M. | Stamminger, R. | Ruiz, N.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

the following guidelines for test laboratories, together with separate guide-lines for Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs), shall provide practical capacity building measures for these key actors. Beyond that, ANTICSS aims at…

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