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University of Bayreuth (2021): Diversity of ecological functions on marine islands decreases

Human impact reshapes ecological communities through the extinction and introduction of species. Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have studied these processes using the example of birds on ocean islands. They were able to show that the loss of species causes a long-term unification of ecosystems and their functions.


RWTH, ETH (2021) | Achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emission plastics by a circular carbon economy

A study recently published in the journal Science by RWTH Aachen University in collaboration with ETH Zurich shows that net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from plastics are possible.

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Global Footprint Network (2021): Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In 2021, Earth Overshoot Day lands on July 29. This is according to calculations by the Global Footprint Network.

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IINAS | NABU (2021): Sustainable Bioeconomy

In order not to push the earth beyond its carrying capacity, global CO2 emissions and resource consumption must be significantly reduced. A study by the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategies (IINAS) commissioned by the Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU) shows where the potential for sustainable use of raw materials is greatest.

Grafik zur globalen Kohlenstoffnachfrage nach organischen Chemikalien und Derivaten

nova-Institut (2021): Turning off the Tap for Fossil Carbon

The chemical sector has a growing demand for carbon. Today, 450 million tonnes of carbon, mostly from fossil resources, are contained in chemicals and polymers. How can this growing demand be met in the future? This is the question the nova-Institut is investigating.

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Leibniz-IZW (2021): How the loss of forest fauna undermines the achievement of the SDGs

A study by scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) and the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) looks at the link between increasingly animal-less tropical forests and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UNEP (2021): Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss

Biodiversity, which is crucial for the health of people and the planet, is declining faster than ever before in human history. Meat consumption is the world's biggest destroyer of nature, according to a recent study.

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Empa (2020): Life cycle assessment of corona masks

We wear masks to protect others and ourselves. Empa researchers asked themselves what the environmental balance of this mass-produced product looks like and examined the environmental impact using the example of cotton and disposable masks by means of life cycle assessment analyses.


Hungernde Kinder in der Drtten Welt
Starving children in the Third World

Welthungerhilfe (2020): Global Hunger Index

One crisis after the other destroys the livelihood of millions of people. Wars, droughts, floods, plagues of locusts and also COVID-19 have dramatic effects on world hunger.

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University of Queensland (2020): Mikroplastics in seafood

Scientists at the University of Queensland examined a wide variety of seafood for microplastic contamination. The result is alarming.


IÖW (2020): Consumer survey on packaging volume

Plastic waste in the environment is increasingly becoming a burden on ecosystems. The number of plastic packaging used to distribute food, clothing or cosmetics has doubled in two decades.

In der dritten Ausgabe 2020 des TechnikRadar liegt der Schwerpunkt auf dem Thema „Bioökonomie“.

acatech and Körber-Stiftung (2020): TechnikRadar

Since 2018, the TechnikRadar of acatech and the Körber Stiftung has been asking what Germans think about technology. In its third edition in 2020, the study focuses on the topic "Bioeconomy".

Meta-Analyse von Insektenbeständen

iDiv | UL | MLU (2020): Meta-analysis of insect populations

An analysis of worldwide long-term studies provides insights into the worldwide situation of insects and shows where their protection is most urgent.

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University of Göttingen (2020): Alternative protein sources in Western diets

In order to make food consumption more sustainable, a research team led by the University of Göttingen has investigated the form in which algae are accepted as part of the diet.

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PIK (2020): Feeding 10 billion people is possible

This is the result of a study led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). The study examined solutions that would enable ten billion people to eat healthy food within the limits of our planet.


Thünen-Institute (2019): Reducing food waste

Since June 2015, the REFOWAS (REduce FOod WASte) project has been investigating reasons for the generation of food waste along the entire value chain and analyzing  environmental impacts and economic aspects.


WWF (2019): Global forest report (Copy)

According to the "Below The Canopy" analysis conducted by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), the 455 populations studied shrank by an average of 53% between 1970 and 2015.


WWF (2019): Global forest report

According to the "Below The Canopy" analysis conducted by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), the 455 populations studied shrank by an average of 53% between 1970 and 2015.

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nova-Institut (2019): European Bioeconomy in Figures

New figures show sustainable growth of the European bioeconomy. The 18.6 million people employed in the various sectors of the bioeconomy generate a turnover of 2.3 trillion euro. 

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Bertelsmann Foundation (2019): Sustainable Development Report

In 2015, the international community made a joint commitment to contribute to better economic, ecological and social development by 2030. An interim balance is scheduled for September.