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Cover of publication Texte 83/2017 Identification of Priority Topics in the Field of Sustainable Chemistry
Chemicals

Identification of Priority Topics in the Field of Sustainable Che...


To enable the ISC3 a quick start in its substantive work, the customers (UBA/BMUB) have commis-sioned the drafting of three studies. The objective of this study was to identify to identify priority top-ics, i.e. technical solutions, concepts, business models etc., in the field of Sustainable Chemistry. A desk-top research has been performed to elucidate specific challenges and recent innovations i...read more

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Cover of publication Texte 82/2017 Sustainability initiatives and approaches in the chemical sector
Chemicals

Sustainability initiatives and approaches in the chemical sector


To allow the ISC3 a quick start to its substantive work, the clients (UBA/BMUB) have commissioned the drafting of three studies. The objective of this study was to create a knowledge base by mapping the most relevant initiatives/approaches in the field of sustainable chemistry. For this purpose, the follow-ing sectors were examined: Green chemistry (n = 8), international organizations (2), (chemic...read more

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Cover of publication Texte 71/2017 Immobilisation of nitrogen in context of critical loads
Soil | Agriculture

Immobilisation of nitrogen in context of critical loads

Literature review and analysis of German, French and Swiss soil data


Estimating the nitrogen immobilisation under steady state condition is a crucial part of the critical load calculation. This report contains the results of a literature review focusing on this topic and the description of a new method to estimate the nitrogen immobilisation. For this approach, soil inventories from France, Switzerland and Germany were used to estimate nitrogen immobilisation on ba...read more

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Cover der Publikation 81/2017 Entwicklung von konsumbasierten Landnutzungsindikatoren
Nachhaltigkeit | Strategien | Internationales

Entwicklung von konsumbasierten Landnutzungsindikatoren


Mit unserem Bedarf für Nahrungs- und Futtermittel und für die energetische und stoffliche Nutzung von Biomasse ist eine umfangreiche Flächennutzung im In- und Ausland verbunden. Die damit verbundenen Umweltwirkungen sind beträchtlich. Daher sollte diese Flächennutzung genauer erfasst werden. In dem vorliegenden Forschungsprojekt wurden auf Basis von globalen Datensätzen Indikatoren für den Flächen...read more

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Cover of publication Texte 79/2017 Extending land footprints towards characterizing sustainability of land use
Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Extending land footprints towards characterizing sustainability o...


Beyond area-based land footprint indicators, additional information is needed to assess the sustainability of land use. This report discusses extensions of area-based land footprints with meaningful impact-oriented indicators for the assessment of the effects of different consumption patterns on the ecosystems and sustainability of land use. It discusses: System indicators, which considers globall...read more

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Cover of publication Texte 78/2017 Quantifying the land footprint of Germany and the EU using a hybrid accounting model
Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Quantifying the land footprint of Germany and the EU using a hybr...


Footprint analysis reveals the appropriation of land resources from a consumer’s perspective. This report presents a novel hybrid land-flow accounting method for the calculation of land footprints, employing a globally consistent top-down approach and combining physical with environmental-economic accounting. It delivers detailed results for cropland, grassland and forest land footprints for Germa...read more

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Cover of publication 77/2017 Review of land flow accounting methods and recommendations for further development
Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Review of land flow accounting methods and recommendations for fu...


This report provides an in-depth review of the current state of the art in measuring land footprints. It identifies differences in available accounting methods and indicates their shortcomings. It offers options and gives clear recommendations for the further development of actual and virtual global biomass and land flow accounting methods.read more

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Cover of publication Texte 80/2017 Development of consumption-based land use indicators
Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Development of consumption-based land use indicators


With our demand for food, feed, energetic and material use of biomass extensive land use is associated, both at home and abroad. This entails considerable environmental effects. Therefore, land use should be measured more in detail. In this research project, area based land footprint indicators of biomass consumption were further developed and calculated based on global data sets. The detailed res...read more

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