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Serious consequence of extraction of gravels is ongoing land use

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Transition to sustainable raw materials management needed in Germany

28.07.15 In order to produce, further process and use raw materials responsibly in the future, comprehensive and material-specific sustainability targets are needed. These targets must take into account environmental and social challenges in equal measure. more

Public participation – a success factor

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Expert support for Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050

21.07.15 Oeko-Institut is providing advisory support for the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Con-servation, Building and Nuclear Safety in the elaboration of its Climate Action Plan 2050. more

Sustainability has to become olympic

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Sustainability concept for the Olympic Games 2024

14.07.15 Oeko Institut and the German Sport University of Cologne are elaborating key building blocks for the environmental and sustainability concept of Hamburg's bid for the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 under the auspices of the City of Hamburg's Department for the Environment and Energy. more

Lead recycling has impacts on health and environment

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For a better protection of human health and the environment: The Lead Recycling Africa Project

01.07.15 In many African countries lead acid car batteries are being recycled without any kind of protective measures. As a result, the workers and local residents are often exposed to high lead levels, which can cause serious health problems and in some cases result in death. more

Landfilling of waste causes methan emissions

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International study: efficient waste management for more climate protection

25.06.15 In India and Egypt as well as in the USA waste management can contribute significantly more to climate protection than at present. The climate protection potentials of waste management in these three countries – as well as other OECD und EU member states – are far from exhausted. more

Conditions for the success of transformation

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Civil society gives impetus for sustainable change

23.06.15 Impetus for societal transformations to sustainability such as the energy transi-tion, the development of an alternative transport system and sustainable food often comes from the centre of society. more

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