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Opportunities and risks of methods to capture and store carbon from the atmosphere

Recommendations based on an analysis of the current status of knowledge and a systematic survey of specialists in Switzerland.

authors: Cames, M. | Mader, C. | Hermann, A. | Köhler, A. | Malinverno, N. | Möller, M. | Niesen, B. | Som, C. | Wäger, P.
Year of publication: 04 / 2023

To support long-term global climate targets and to contribute to limiting global warming to 1.5 °C, the Swiss Federal Council decided on 28 August 2019 to reduce its net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to zero by 2050 at the latest. This…

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PROSA – Product Sustainability Assessment

PROSAplus Guideline

Year of publication: 03 / 2021

This brochure was produced as part of the joint research project “SDG Assessment – Further development of a sustainability assessment method based on the sustainability goals of the United Nations (Agenda 2030)”. The project on which…

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Responsible Use of New Genetic Engineering Techniques

Position paper on the opportunities and risks of applying genome editing in agriculture

Year of publication: 07 / 2018

The European Court of Justice ruled that new genetic engineering techniques such as genome editing and the resulting organisms that are created are covered by the GMO Directive. In a new position paper, the Oeko-Institut emphasises that…

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PROSA ProKlima - Produktbezogene Klima-Strategien von Unternehmen

authors: Grießhammer, R. | Dehoust, G. | Gensch, C. | Havers, K. | Hochfeld, C. | Groß, R. | Möller, M. | Seum, S.
Year of publication: 06 / 2010

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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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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Life Cycle Analysis of hand-drying systems + Supplement

A comparison of cotton towels and paper towels

authors: Eberle, U. | Möller, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2006

The European Textile Service Association (E.T.S.A.) commissioned Öko-Institut to compare two mechanical hand drying systems: the continuous cotton roll system and the paper towel system. Goal of this study was to gain more information on…

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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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