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Global Markets between Climate Policy and Innovation

Sigmar Gabriel - Achim SteinerOn 24 January 2007 the Sustainability Lounge was started in Berlin. This dialogue forum discusses innovative ideas in the field of sustainability and  encourages responsible corporate action. The topic of the kick-off event was “Global Markets between Climate Policy and Innovation”. The discussion panel included Achim Steiner (Director, UNEP), Sigmar Gabriel (German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) and Hanns Michael Hölz (Deutsche Bank AG). The Frankfurter Rundschau, Die Zeit and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported.

Waste Management and Climate Change

August 2006 to September 2006

Climate protection is one of the most important challenges to today's environmental policy agenda. Among the different economic and social sectors which have to contribute to minimising emissions of greenhouse gases is the waste management. European and German waste policy has contributed to significantly reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases due to waste treatment. For example the land-filling of solid municipal waste has been sharply limited by law. However, there still remains a huge potential for improvement in the methods of waste treatment to reduce emissions. In order toRead more

Material Efficiency Award to a design seminar by Norbert Kopytziok

How can the idea of material efficiency be combined with the emotional climax of a world cup soccer game? Can an edible cup replace the fried sausage? This year for the first time an academic working paper, written at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Berlin University of Art by the seminar “Ecology and Design” received the German Material Efficiency Award. With this award, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology recognises best –practice examples for cost-effective improvements in the field of material efficiency.

Strategie für die Zukunft der Siedlungsabfallentsorgung

Ziel 2020
The treatment and disposal of solid municipal waste can be technically achieved by methods other than above-ground landfilling ("Goal 2020" of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment). These methods will not trigger socially unacceptable costs. There is a big variety of ways to achieve the goal 2020. This publication is a contribution to the conference "Abfallkolloquium 2005" organised by SIDAF in Freiberg on 6-7 October 2005. The publication summarises the results of an Ecologic project entitled "Future strategy of municipal waste management – Goal 2020".
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Efficiency of Resources - Innovations for the Environment and Jobs

TimeLoc
31 August 2006
Berlin
Germany
Speaker

On 31 August 2006 a conference on „Resource Efficiency - Innovations for the Environment and Job Creation“, jointly organised by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment and IG Metall (Industrial Trade Union of Metalworkers), was held in Berlin. Central in the discussion was the intelligent use of energy and raw...Read more

Industrial Development and Environmental Policy in China and Germany

TimeLoc
11 May 2006
New York
United States

Ambitious Environmental Policy - The Basis for Sustainable Industrial Development" was the theme of a Side Event at the 14th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) in New York on 11 May 2006. It addressed the relations between business and policy-making, and the role of regulation and dynamics of change in China and Germany. German environment minister Sigmar Gabriel opened the event chaired by R. Andreas Kraemer.

CSD 14 addressed the thematic cluster of energy for sustainable development, industrial development, air pollution and atmosphere, andRead more

Holistic Assessment of Waste Management Technologies (HOLIWAST)

August 2005 to July 2007
The project's objective is to identify optimal waste management strategies for three different European regions. A multidisciplinary (environmental, economic, social, legal) approach is applied in evaluating different strategies. Ecologic will cover the socio-economic assessment of the identified strategies. Read more

Oekom Research – Development of Criteria for Company Ratings for Sustainable Investment

October 1995

Oekom research AG is one of the world's leading providers of information on the social and environmental performance of companies, sectors and countries. The scientifically based rating system for the assessment of businesses and their products, processes, services and business models is being constantly updated with the support of an independent advisory board, co-chaired by R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic.

Numerous studies back it up: Companies that do business in a more sustainable way show a better financial performance in the long-term – they demonstrate a higher energyRead more

Infotag zur IVU-Richtlinie

In Stuttgart on 29 November 2005, Baden-Wüttemberg‘s Ministry for the Environment held an Information Day on the IPPC Directive’s implementation in Germany and specifically in Baden-Wüttemberg. It has been concluded that the environmental protection standard in Germany presents a solid basis for compliance with the guidelines of the Directive and that co-operation between public authorities and businesses is an essential prerequisite for practical implementation. Ulrich Maurer and Alexander Neubauer compiled the event’s findings. Read more

IPPC Directive - technical review

December 2005 to November 2006
Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control was adopted in September 1996 and had to be transposed by EU Member States by 30 October 1999. In June 2003 the European Commission launched a consultation process on the possible future development of the Directive during which some stakeholders advocated certain technical changes such as the clarification of certain provisions that are currently perceived as unclear or the extension of the scope of the Directive in terms of industrial activities covered. The purpose of this project is to gather data on and conduct an analysis of the economic, environmental, and social impacts of such possible technical change. Read more

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