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Emerging Economies

New challenges for international co-operation and development

authors: Manhart, A. | Schmitt, K. | Stahl, H. | Grießhammer, R.
Year of publication: 01 / 2008

The following research aims to elaborate on the manifold sustainability impacts resulting from the growth of emerging economies and developing countries, thus wanting to identify needs for research, development strategies and…

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Key Social Impacts of Electronics Production and WEEE-Recycling in China

author: Manhart, A.
Year of publication: 01 / 2007

Undeniably, the electronics industry is highly relevant for the Chinese economy and seems to continue being important in the future. Nevertheless there are an ongoing discussions on the social and environmental sustainability of this…

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Key Social Impacts of Electronics Production and WEEE-Recycling in China

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 06 / 2007

Undeniably, the electronics industry is highly relevant for the Chinese economy and seems to continue being important in the future. Nevertheless there are an ongoing discussions on the social and environmental sustainability of this…

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Competitiveness, innovation and sustainability – clarifying the concepts and their interrelations

authors: Wolff, F. | Schmitt, K. | Hochfeld, C.
Year of publication: 01 / 2007

This paper aims at providing introductory information for all those who are interested in the topic but have not yet been confronted to a greater extent with the scientific background to it. Many citizens, members of social movements and…

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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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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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Costs and Benefits of Green Public Procurement in Europe

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I.
End of project: 07 / 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

Project manager: Voss, J.
End of project: 03 / 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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Sustainability Standards for Bioenergy

authors: Fritsche, U. R. | Hünecke, K. | Hermann, A. | Schulze, F. | Wiegmann, K.
Year of publication: 06 / 2006

This report begins in Section 1 with an introduction to key bioenergy issues, summarizing “drivers”, global potential, the key issues of sustainable biomass and standards.

Section 2 gives a brief description of key potential problems and…

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Micro Cogeneration: Towards a decentralized and sustainable German energy system

authors: Praetorius, B. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 06 / 2006

Micro cogeneration – the simultaneous production of heat and power in an individual building based on small energy conversion units such as Stirling and reciprocating engines or fuel cells – is expected to increase energy efficiency on…

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Sustainability Standards for Bioenergy

Project manager: Fritsche, U.
End of project: 11 / 2006

This report begins in Section 1 with an introduction to key bioenergy issues, summarizing “drivers”, global potential, the key issues of sustainable biomass and standards.

Section 2 gives a brief description of key potential problems…

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Legal appraisal of nano technologies

Final Report

Project manager: Führ, M.
End of project: 12 / 2006

On the basis of an analysis of the present state of "nano technologies" and a review of existing national and European environmental legislation, including legislation that is expected to come into force (in particular REACH) regarding…

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Further development of public participation in the site-selection and approval process of a final repository in Germany

Proceedings VALDOR (Values in Decision On Risk)

authors: Barth, R. | Kallenbach-Herbert, B. | Arens, G.
Year of publication: 01 / 2006

Public participation plays a vital role in the process of planning and licensing potentially hazardous and/or publicly disputed installations.

Major conflicts in the affected region may be avoided if the public or representatives are…

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Green Goal TM - Legacy Report

authors: Stahl, H. | Hochfeld, C. | Schmied, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2006

In June and July 2006 the world experienced a breathtaking football festival, and for the first time in the history of the World Cup the environment was on the programme. With Green Goal™, an innovative and ambitious environmental…

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Epigenetics, Transgenic Plants & Risk Assessment

Proceedings of the Conference, December 1st 2005, Literaturhaus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

author: Moch, K.
Year of publication: 01 / 2006

The proceedings summarize the conference on “Epigenetics, Transgenic Plants & Risk Assessments” organized by the Öko-Institut and Greenpeace on December 1st 2005 in the Literaturhaus in Frankfurt. Seven speakers highlighted from…

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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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Epigenetics, Transgenic Plants & Risk Assessment

Proceedings of the Conference, December 1st 2005, Literaturhaus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Project manager: Moch, K.
End of project: 04 / 2006

The proceedings summarize the conference on “Epigenetics, Transgenic Plants & Risk Assessments” organized by the Öko-Institut and Greenpeace on December 1st 2005. Seven speakers highlighted from different perspectives the complexity of…

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Green Goal TM - Legacy Report

Project manager: v.A.
End of project: 11 / 2006

In June and July 2006 the world experienced a breathtaking football festival, and for the first time in the history of the World Cup the environment was on the programme. With Green Goal™, an innovative and ambitious environmental…

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Further development of public participation in the site-selection and approval process of a final repository in Germany

Proceedings VALDOR (Values in Decision On Risk)

Project manager: Barth, R.
End of project: 05 / 2006

Public participation plays a vital role in the process of planning and licensing potentially hazardous and/or publicly disputed installations.

Major conflicts in the affected region may be avoided if the public or representatives are…

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Exposure-based waiving: Concrete specifications of the waiving-conditions in the context of the registration procedure according to REACH

Project Report

authors: Bunke, D. | Schneider, K. | Jäger, I.
Year of publication: 01 / 2005

In October 2003 a proposal for a Regulation concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) was presented, that sets forth which information is to be provided in the framework of the…

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