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Das Gebot der Stunde

Das Gebot der Stunde

Energiesuffizienz, das Senken des Energieverbrauchs, ist unter den Zeichen der Energiekrise wichtiger denn je. Auch für die Erreichung langfristiger Klimaschutzziele spielt sie eine bedeutende Rolle. Carina Zell-Ziegler und Benjamin Best erklären, was Energiesuffizienz ist und wie sie umgesetzt werden kann. Weiterlesen →
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The world waits for action on climate pledges

The world waits for action on climate pledges

Whenever the COPs are in the spotlight, there is a tendency to launch a raft of new initiatives. But do they have any effect? Anke Herold and Lorenz Moosmann have been looking at what became of three initiatives that emerged from COP26. Weiterlesen →
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Transcript of the podcast: “Protecting the climate with emissions trading?”

Transcript of the podcast: “Protecting the climate with emissions trading?”

"Wenden, bitte!" [All change, please!] The podcast on science and sustainable transitions. Guest in episode 14 is the scientist Verena Graichen from the Oeko-Institut. Weiterlesen →
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Transcript of the podcast: The heat transition

Transcript of the podcast: The heat transition

"Wenden, bitte!" [All change, please!] The podcast on science and sustainable transitions. Guest in episode 13 is the scientist Dr Veit Bürger from the Oeko-Institut Weiterlesen →
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Waste Management in India: A Woman Fights for the Circular Economy

Waste Management in India: A Woman Fights for the Circular Economy

Wilma Rodrigues founded the Sahaas Zero Waste company, which now offers comprehensive services that help to retain resources within the cycle. Weiterlesen →
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No safe landing: ICAO must adopt a more ambitious climate goal for international aviation

No safe landing: ICAO must adopt a more ambitious climate goal for international aviation

In this blogpost, we argue why the current proposals are inadequate for the aviation sector to contribute its fair share for achieving the Paris Agreement goals. Weiterlesen →
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The nuclear phase-out – myths about stretchout operation and extension of lifetimes

The nuclear phase-out – myths about stretchout operation and extension of lifetimes

The nuclear phase-out is a done deal. However, in response to the gas crisis, it is once again being discussed. In this two-part blog article, we explain why Germany should abide by its commitment to phase out nuclear power. Part One: The energy industry. Weiterlesen →
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Use for longer and repair: Eight recommendations for the circular economy in Mexico

Use for longer and repair: Eight recommendations for the circular economy in Mexico

In Mexico, around 90 per cent of waste still ends up in open landfills. So how can a circular economy gain momentum in this Latin American country? This question was explored by Isabella Sohns. Weiterlesen →
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RED III greenhouse gas balance methodology: an important element of the IPCC rules is missing

RED III greenhouse gas balance methodology: an important element of the IPCC rules is missing

The methodology for GHG balances in the Renewable Energy Directive RED II and in the proposal for amendment of RED III has a major gap in this regard. This blog piece explains the technicalities. Weiterlesen →
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