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Welcome. This is where Oeko-Institut staff blog weekly on sustainability issues, current projects and personal views.

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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Civilisation’s gold: first-ever mapping of the urban mining potential to 2040

Civilisation’s gold: first-ever mapping of the urban mining potential to 2040

How large is the anthropogenic material stock in Germany, and how much is it likely to increase? This has now been calculated by a team of researchers at the Oeko-Institut, who have also produced a forecast of the realistic potential to obtain secondary raw materials from urban mining to 2040. Weiterlesen →
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Biomass for heating in the context of the fit-for-55 package: How to ensure sustainability?

Biomass for heating in the context of the fit-for-55 package: How to ensure sustainability?

What measures are needed to make the building sector climate neutral while ensuring that biomass is only used within sustainable limits? Weiterlesen →
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Lithium mining: The transformation of energy systems should not be achieved at the expense of communities in the Global South

Lithium mining: The transformation of energy systems should not be achieved at the expense of communities in the Global South

Electromobility series: Pia Marchegiani from the argentine foundation FARN explains how resource extraction can impact on indigenous communities. Weiterlesen →
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Factsheets: The reform of the EU Emissions Trading System – a closer look

Factsheets: The reform of the EU Emissions Trading System – a closer look

Researchers at the Oeko-Institut have taken a closer look at the proposals for the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and have produced four factsheets with summaries and comments. Weiterlesen →
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Innovation diffusion process of the German’s green technology for preventing plastic waste – and its applicability to Thailand

Innovation diffusion process of the German’s green technology for preventing plastic waste – and its applicability to Thailand

Our visiting researcher Napaporn Yuberk is the National Coordinator for the CAP SEA project based in GIZ Office Bangkok, Thailand. She writes about her thoughts on Germany’s innovation diffusion process. Weiterlesen →
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Making everyone fit for 55 – How can the Social Climate Fund support the transition in the buildings sector?

Making everyone fit for 55 – How can the Social Climate Fund support the transition in the buildings sector?

Is the Social Climate Fund of the EU designed to fulfill his promise? The aim is to address any social impacts that arise from the new system of emissions trading to the buildings and road transport sectors. Weiterlesen →
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