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Ecologic hosts Constituent Board Assembly of Two New Ethical Investment Funds

After the success of the award-winning OekoVision investment fund focusing in small and mid-sized businesses. OekoWorld Lux SA has launched two new mutual investment funds, OekoTrend Bonds and OekoTrend Stocks Europe.  Ecologic hosted the constituent meeting of the investment advisory board, which is co-chaired by R. Andreas Kraemer. This sets and applies selection and weighting criteria and supervises their application.

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Buy with Brains

TrittinThe German Federal Environment Minister Jürgen Trittin appealed to the consumers to use their increasing influence on the environment and climate. "Whether car, clothes or food: what we buy and how we produce has enormous influence on the environment". With these words he opened the conference on Sustainable Consumption and Production, which was organised by Ecologic and took place on 16-17 February 2004 in Berlin.
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The Role of Labour Unions in Sustainable Consumption and Production

July 2003 to June 2004
Labour unions have a significant impact on consumption and production patterns. By means of case studies from Germany, Great Britain, the USA, South Africa and Indonesia, Ecologic examines the current attitude of unions towards sustainable consumption and production patterns. The final report identifies labour unions' potential future contribution to adavancing sustainable development and ways to further strengthen their involvement in the respective national and international governance processes. Read more

Consumer Interests and Sustainable Development in International Law

November 2002 to October 2003

Sustainable Consumption is one of the key factors on the way to Sustainable Develoment. So far, the implementation of suatinable consumption lacks legally binding international obligations. This study therefore identifies whether and to what extend existing international agreements or organisations could serve as a tool to implement aspects of sustainable development. In addition, the study offers recommendations how further policy integration in the field of sustainable consumption can be achieved. Particular emphasis is placed on international trade law.

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Action Programme 'Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns' for Germany

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16 February 2004 to 17 February 2004
Berlin
Germany
The issue of "Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns" has gained a new impetus in international debates as a result of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002. The States now face the challenge of fleshing out the "10-year-framework for programmes" by integrating programme content at their respective national levels. Germany currently faces a multitude of approaches and initiatives to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns,  and the challenge now lies in how to consolidate these methods. Ecologic supports the German Federal Environmental Ministry and the Federal Environment Agency in this project. Read more

UMTS: Health Risks of Mobile Telecommunication

February 2002 to August 2002

The debate over possible health effects caused by electromagnetic fields (EMF) like e.g. mobile phones has increased in the last years. Ecologic produced a study about the "analysis of the scientific discourse on possible health effects and ecological risks by mobile telecommunication and transmitters" for the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag.

The discussion regarding the issue "electrosmog" and the possible health effects caused by electromagnetic fields (EMF) has arisen in the last 10 years. However, since the auction of the UMTS licencesRead more

Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns National Dialogue on the Follow-up of the World Summit on Sustainable Development

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16 February 2004 to 17 February 2004
Berlin
Germany
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The issue of "Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns" has gained a new impetus in international debates as a result of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. The states now face the challenge of fleshing out the "10-Year-Framework of Programmes" by integrating programme content at their respective national levels. Germany can refer to a multitude...Read more

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