UfU- Independent Institute for Environmental Issues

The Environmental Information Act in Germany in Practice

Vorschaubild UfU is monitoring the implementation of Germany’s Environmental Information Act (Umweltinformationsgesetz UIG), in particular, through providing empirical information about its user-friendliness for citizens. The results of a study undertaken in 2012 are now available and have been compared with the findings of an earlier study in 2008/2009. The results highlight several causes for concern about the implementation of Germany’s Environmental Information Act.
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European conference “Climate Protection by means of Energy Efficiency”

Vorschaubild The Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU) invites you to take part in the European conference “Climate Protection by means of Energy Efficiency” in Berlin on February, 13/14, 2014.
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My City in Climate Change 2050

Vorschaubild Exhibition of art works of young people from Peking and Berlin opened at 04th of June at 11 o’clock with lots of visitors in Aedes Network Campus Berlin. More people, solar energy, skyscrapers, flying cars and telephone via telepathy – that’s how students in Peking and Berlin imagine their city in the future.
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Germans prepared for the hydrogen car

Vorschaubild : Almost all Germans have heard of hydrogen cars, most of them are excited about it. They are not afraid of risks, but they are skeptical about the costs and supply of hydrogen refueling stations. Hydrogen will make an important contribution to the German energy transition by being produced decentralised and from renewable energy sources. This is the core result of the representative survey on hydrogen mobility presented by the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU).
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Successful Ways to Climate Protection – Online

Vorschaubild In November 2012, UfU organised the international Conference „Communication, Education, Participation – Successful Ways to Climate Protection“. The focus was on how to involve citizens effectively in climate change policies and how to strengthen the topic in the global debate. On our homepage, you can watch the videos of the keynote speaker’s presentations and you can find additional materials and photos.
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UfU Paper 06/2012 on CCS technology in Poland is appeared

Vorschaubild In this study, the economic, geological, political, legal, financial and social conditions in Poland were analysed to assess the importance of CCS technology for low-emission energy production in Poland. The focus of this work is the empirical study of the public debate, based on a media analysis and stakeholder interviews to derive relevant social factors that influence the establishment of CCS technology in Poland.
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