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Legal feasibility study on the introduction of a nanoproduct register

authors: Hermann, A. | Möller, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2010

A register of nanoproducts (nanomaterials, mixtures and articles) produced or placed on the market in Germany is legally viable and is workable in practice. The purpose of such a product register and a corresponding mandatory reporting…

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

Rhetoric and Realities

authors: Barth, R. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 05 / 2009

The acid test of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is simply this: does it lead to positive impacts on society and the environment or is it just rhetoric? And if it does lead to positive impacts, how can these be enhanced? This…

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The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility

Ethics Officer

author: Schmitt, K.
Year of publication: 02 / 2008

‘The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility’, edited by Wayne Visser. The entries have been written by leading experts, global thinkers and CSR practitioners. The book aims to help managers, consultants and researchers navigate their…

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Global Governance

author: Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2008

‘The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility’, edited by Wayne Visser. The entries have been written by leading experts, global thinkers and CSR practitioners. The book aims to help managers, consultants and researchers navigate their…

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Options for a 2020 EU Burden Sharing Agreement

Working Paper for the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety

authors: Matthes, F. | Graichen, J.
Year of publication: 11 / 2007

Within the European Union the Member States face the problem of finding target sharing agreements for different binding and quantified commitments for the total emission reduction commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention…

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Rhetoric and Reality: Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

Research on the Impact of CSR on Sustainability

authors: Barth, R. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 08 / 2007

This brochure presents core findings and highlights of the research project "Rhetoric and Reality: Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe" (RARE). The project was funded by the EU`s 6 th Framework Programme. Its overarching goal was…

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Implementation of Environmental Data Centres

authors: Zangl, S. | Lohse, J. | Stahl, H. | Schüler, D. | Gensch, C.
Year of publication: 02 / 2007

This report contains the results of the pre-study on the “Implementation of Environmental Data Centres” carried out on behalf of Eurostat between December 2006 and August 2007.

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CSR between Rhetoric and Reality

authors: Barth, R. | Wolff, F. | Schmitt, K.
Year of publication: 01 / 2007

Costs and Benefits of Green Public Procurement in Europe

authors: Rüdenauer, I. | Dross, M. | Eberle, U. | Gensch, C. | Graulich, K. | Hünecke, K. | Koch, Y. | Möller, M. | Quack, D. | Seebach, D. | Zimmer, W. | et al.
Year of publication: 01 / 2007

Due to the market power of the purchasing activities of public authorities, green public procurement (GPP) can make an important contribution to reducing environmental impacts and to changing unsustainable production and consumption…

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Policy instruments as innovation in governance: the case of emissions trading

author: Voß, J.
Year of publication: 01 / 2007

The development of a new policy instrument, “emissions trading”, is analysed as an innovation journey in the realm of governance. Tracking the process by which a novel pattern of social regulation emerges and travels shows how “policy…

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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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OECD Matrix Project

Branch- and product-related emission estimation tool for manufacturers, importers, and downstream users within the REACH-system

authors: Bunke, D. | Ahrens, A. | Reihlen, A. | Schenck, H. | Oenicke, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2006

The aim of the project is to support the use of already-existing emission estimation data for the exposure assessment which is required under REACH. The overall objective was to develop a set of technical guidance documents (manual and…

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The Vision Scenario for the European Union

Year of publication: 01 / 2006

Tankering strategies for evading emissions trading in the aviation sector

Discussion Paper

author: Cames, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2006

In terms of the introduction of emissions trading in the aviation sector, the question arises as to which actors ought to be obliged to participate in emissions trading. One of the possible options being discussed is to oblige fuel…

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Giving wings to emission trading

Inclusion of aviation under the European emission trading system (ETS): design and impacts

authors: Wit, R. | Boon, B. | van Velzen, A. | Cames, M. | Deuber,O. | Lee, D.
Year of publication: 01 / 2005
  • The operation and navigation of civil aircraft on domestic flights fall outsidethe scope of the Convention.
  • The Chicago Convention does not address the issue of emission trading. But,according to its Preamble, the Chicago Convention…

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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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New Elements of the International Regime on Access and Benefit-Sharing of Genetic Resources

The Role of Certificates of Origin

authors: Dross, M. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 01 / 2005

The study analysis new elements of the existing international regime on access and benefit-sharing od genetic resources in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with a focus on certificates of origin/source/legal…

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Economic measures for the reduction of the environmental impact of air transport

noise-related landing charges (FKZ 201 96 107)

authors: Hochfeld, C. | Arps, H. | Hermann LL.M., A. | Schmied, M. | Otten, S. | Hopf, R.
Year of publication: 01 / 2004

Because of existing growth rates for air traffic and capacity extensions at many international airports, efforts to find effective instruments for the reduction of noise problems increase. Economic instruments gain increasingly in…

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Emissions trading in international civil aviation

authors: Cames, M. | Deuber,O. | Rath, U.
Year of publication: 01 / 2004

The contribution of international aviation to the greenhouse effect is increasing continually. The study investigates how the contribution of aviation can be reduced or limited through emissions trading. Not only are different design…

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Access to Justice in Environmental Matters - ENV.A.3/ETU/2002/0030

Final Report, Country Reports and Case Studies

authors: Dross, M. | de Sadeleer, N. | Roller, G.
Year of publication: 01 / 2003

The main objectives of this study were to identify any general conclusions to be drawn as to the relevance and the consequences of access to justice for environmental NGOs as a general trend in these EU member states and to present…

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