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Issue 10 – October 2023

The main topic of this issue is the potential impact of the debt brake on environmental and climate protection. There is repeated criticism that the debt brake prevents important investments in the future. We also report on the effectiveness of climate lawsuits and on climate protection measures in the Berlin district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf.

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Issue 10 – October 2023
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Issue 9 – July 2023

This issue focuses on justice in the context of environmental protection, pollution and environmental justice. As the climate crisis continues to progress, questions of justice are becoming increasingly relevant. Not only with regard to the causes of anthropogenic climate change, but also with regard to the consequences for different population groups.

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Issue 9 – July 2023
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Issue 8 – March 2023

In this issue of UfU Information, we report on the political theory behind John Rawls’ civil disobedience and put the current debate on the Last Generation in context. We also explain in which cases the production of biomass for fuel production makes sense and what significance the current war in Ukraine has for food security in the world.

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Issue 8 – March 2023
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Issue 7 – December 2022

In this issue of UfU Information, we report on the so-called co-benefits, i.e. positive side effects, of the energy transition. With our extensive study in more than 8 countries, we clearly show that the energy transition has numerous positive side effects on other sectors. In the second article in this issue, we report on heating indoors, the risk of mold if homes are too cold and whether it makes sense to lower the temperature at night.

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Issue 7 – December 2022
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Issue 6 – October 2022

In this special issue, we report on the environmental impact of war. Due to the current war in Ukraine and the associated reporting, we have decided to write this special edition. Up to now, too little has been reported on the serious impact that wars have on the environment and how it often suffers from the long-term consequences decades after a conflict.

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Issue 5 – June 2022

In this issue, we report on the effects of the war in Ukraine, the potential of data for climate protection, how schools want to become climate-neutral and what public participation really means. You will also find many other exciting topics in this issue of UfU Information.

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Issue 4 – December 2021

In the last issue of 2021, we report on new projects, renaturation measures in Ukraine, energy savings in Potsdam and much more!

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Issue 3 – May 2021

In this issue, we report on the connection between the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, our BEACON project and public participation in Germany.

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  • Contribution of a climate face to the current corona pandemic
  • Feared waves of lawsuits fail to materialize
  • New UfU event – First-hand information!
  • Virtual study visits in the BEACON project
  • Halle makes thousands of plant images available to the public
  • Attention dog owners – UfU is looking for potential species detection dogs
  • UfU Anniversary – Dr. Michael Zschiesche
  • Public participation – what options are there?

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Issue 3 – May 2021