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Guidance for sustainability in the value chains of cotton, palm oil and timber
Learnings, conclusions and recommendations of the “Bio-Macht” Project for companies and policy makers.
The project aims at researching sustainability and power aspects in the value chains of the commodities palm oil, cotton, and timber…
Incentive Based Collection of E-Waste in Ghana
Findings from the pilot incentive system for waste cables from March 2018 to August 2019
In countries like Ghana, approaches to improve e-waste management depend on the involvement of the informal sector. In this context the Öko-Institut has developed and tested an incentive-based approach. It aims to encourage informal…
The RE-SOURCING Common Approach
The inception report “The RE-SOURCING Common Approach” describes the project approachto responsible sourcing, project priorities & activities, stakeholder engagement and outlines the project scope and topical areas.
This publication is…
Controversy! - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2019
Incentive based collection of e-waste – Results from pilot implementation in Ghana
Presentation on the World Resources Forum, 23-24.10.2019
Improvement strategies for e-waste management in countries like Ghana require the buy-in of the informal sector. In that context, an incentive-based approach was developed and tested. It aims at motivating informal collectors and…
Methodology for the reporting of re-use of products and rules for the reporting of reusable packaging
Article 9(4) of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and Article 12(3)(d) of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) stipulate that the EC shall, by 31 March 2019, adopt implementing acts to establish a common methodology to…
EU Environment and Climate Change Policies
State of play, current and future challenges
This study reviews the state of play of on environmental and climate legislation in the EU and pinpoints key challenges for the next five years. Part 1 of this study summarizes the status of EU legislation, major EU targets and…
Production of Palm Oil in Indonesia
Country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project.
This study provides insights into the commodity based characteristics, environmental and social hot spots and policy instruments such as certification for palm oil production in Indonesia as a result of the Bio-Macht Project funded by…
Synthetic fuels – How can they support climate protection efficiently?
Requirements and needs for regulation supporting a sustainable use of synthetic fuels
Presentation by Peter Kasten and Christof Timpe, „Fuels of the Future“ conference. Berlin, 21 January 2019
The Cotton Supply Chain in Ethiopia
A country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project
The overall aim of this study is to trace the current supply chain of the commodity cotton in Ethiopia. Furthermore, a special focus of the study is placed on the local impact and role of certification and due diligence schemes. In the…
End-of-Life Management of Batteries in the Off-Grid Solar Sector
How to deal with hazardous battery waste from solar power projects in developing countries?
In order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy for all, many developing countries initiated ambitious energy access programs that are often supported by the international donor community. Many of…
Study in support of evaluation of the Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators - Final Report
Under the Framework contract on economic analysis of environmental and resource efficiency policies ENV.F.1./FRA/2014/0063
This evaluation study assesses whether Directive 2006/66/EC adequately addresses and implements the Directive’s objectives and whether the Directive’s legal requirements at the EU level and their implementation at the Member State level…
Lifecycle assessment of methyltetrahydrofuran, methylfuran and butanone as tailor-made fuel components
Accompanying environmental assessment within the Cluster Tailor-made fuels from Biomass at RWTH Aachen University
The Cluster “Tailor-made fuels from biomass” at RWTH Aachen University screens a wide variety of potential lignocellulose-based molecules with promising properties as fuel components. For four selected candidates detailed production…
Effects on ELV waste management as a consequence of the decisions from the Stockholm Convention on decaBDE
This study aims to assess the effects of the listing in 2017 of decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) on the management of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs).
The environmental criticality of primary raw materials – A new methodology to assess global environmental hazard potentials of minerals and metals from mining
Environmental aspects are more and more relevant for raw material policy-making and responsible sourcing strategies. This trend is partly based on growing public awareness of problems and impacts associated with extraction and…
Social, economic and environmental challengesin primary lithium and cobalt sourcing for the rapidly increasing electric mobility sector
STRADE Policy Brief 06/2018
STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports,the project will…
Assessment of the implementation of Directive 2000/53/EU on end-of-life vehicles (the ELV Directive) with emphasis on the end of life vehicles of unknown whereabouts
Under the Framework Contract: Assistance to the Commission on technical, socio-economic and cost benefit assessments related to the implementation and further development of EU waste legislation
Vehicles of ‘unknown whereabouts’ are vehicles that are deregistered but without a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) issued or available to the authorities and also with no information available indicating that the vehicle has been…
Ensuring a Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles
A Synthesis Paper on Raw Material Needs for Batteries and Fuel Cells
The mobility transition is urgently needed to slash energy consumption in the transport sector without restricting mobility as a whole. To make the transport sector largely climate neutral by the middle of the century, it is imperative…
Report on the Fact Finding Mission on the Management and Recycling of End-of-life Batteries used in Solar Home Systems in Myanmar
In Myanmar many rural households are not connected to the electricity grid. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy, the Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry of…
Forest Vision Germany
Description of methodology, assumptions and results
The goals of the present study included the development, characterisation and evaluation of a scenario for alternative ecological forest management in Germany, the so-called ‘Forest Vision’. This vision is intended to serve as a…