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Ak European Chemicals Policy
Legal conditions for a general sustainability label
The implementation of a nanoproduct register as an instrument to increase the transparency on the use of nanomaterials in the EU and to ensure the regulatory oversight on nanomaterials has been discussed for quite a time. Reasons to…
Retreat of settlements – law and planning in context of climate and demographic change
The project focuses on legal aspects regarding the phenomenon of retreat of settlements in Germany. The overall analysis extends to requirements of environmental protection for potential retreats of settlements. The study leads to a…
Sufficiency in everyday life – concept, necessity, potentials, and political steering options
The goal of the project is to compile and process existing knowledge on sufficiency and to launch an internal debate with the goal of preparing further activities (especially acquisitions). In Module 1, the current stand of research…
PolRess – Development of a societal and political debate regarding resource efficiency
Concept and implementation of participation measures for the approval procedure of the pump-storage power plant Blautal
The municipal utility company of Ulm/Neu-Ulm (SWU) are planning, together with another company (Eduard Merkle), a pump storage hydro power station in the Blautal region. The project has given rise to concerns among the surrounding…
Conformity Study for Germany: Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration
CSR in retailing and manufacturing – update and extension of an empirical concept to survey six selected sectors
Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR
The IMPACT project set out to evaluate current ways to assess impacts and to propose new methods to measure the impacts of CSR at different levels across European companies operating in 5 sectors – Automotive, Retail, ICT (information…
Concept, coordination and implementation of additional participation measures for the approval procedure of the pump-storage power plant Atdorf
Development of a conceptual legal framework for a federal law of resource protection
The objective of this project is to establish effective regulation for resource protection in the German Law. In this context a detailed concept for regulation on federal level will be developed. The concept includes key points as well…
Legal feasibility study on the introduction of a nanoproduct register
Conformity checking of measures by Member States to transpose directives in the sector of the environment – Case study for Packaging Ordinance
This conformity study analyses in detail the provisions of Directive 94/62/EC in its consolidated version, and it compares it with the legislation in place in Germany.
Ambitious environmental standards, modern environmental law – a progressive environmental code!
The impact of WTO and other trade negotiations on fisheries
International review of waste management policy
Confidentiality and use of substance property data from substance property data bases of the Federal Environment Agency (Confidential Environmental Substance Information – Confides)
Guideline for companies: Use of nanomaterials in the paint and varnish sector
Analysis for Achieving the 2010 Goal of the Convention for Biological Diversity: Documentation of the International Workshop „European Regional Meeting on an Internationally Recognised Certificate of Origin/Source/Legal Provenance for Genetic Resources“
TAI Europe (TAI - The Access Initiative)
Untersuchung der grenzüberschreitenden Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung im Rahmen grenzüberschreitender Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfungen zwischen Deutschland und Polen.