This month's number

November 2018


Over the past ten years, the National Climate Initiative has supported more than 25.000 projects with around 790 million euros.

October 2018

13 indicators

to measure environmental hazard potential (EHPs) at sites where abiotic raw materials are extracted have been identified by scientists from ifeu, Öko-Institut and Projekt-Consult. The indicators form a closed assessment concept that can be applied on the basis of measurement instructions.

September 2018

1.7 million t/a

of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2-e) could be saved by feeding industrial waste heat into existing district heating networks in Germany.

August 2018

2 years

amortization period for efficiency measures for trucks.

June 2018


of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from road traffic in Germany in 2016.

May 2018


master plan municipalities have completed their master plan concepts, had them approved by the highest municipal authority, and are now organising climate action projects in order to achieve their very ambitious climate targets. They have received funding from the Federal Ministry of Environment (BMU) since July 2016 as part of the “100% Climate Protection Master Plan” directive.

Separate collection of Rubbish in Berlin subway

April 2018


types of wastes were examined in the material flow, greenhouse gas and environmental balance sheet for the state of Berlin in 2016. ifeu had developed the calculation bases for this large-scale waste balance sheet in the studies for 2010 and 2012. Further opportunities are identified every 2 years in order to make the best use of waste as a resource in relation to waste management in Berlin.


February 2018

99,88 %

Reduction of fecal coliform bacteria achieved after treatment of greywater with a decentral low-cost system in Agatare, an informal settlement in Kigali/Rwanda.

Tief verschneite Schihütte in den Alpen

January 2018

21 Euros

These are the heating costs in an average single-family home on a cold January day.

November 2017

0.15 µg nitrogen dioxide (NO2) per m3

Additional pollution of ambient air at the point of maximum impact from the CHP plant operated by the City of Munich Public Utility Company (Stadtwerke München, SWM) in München-Freimann. This corresponds to 0.38% of the limit value of the 39th BImSchV of 40 μg/m3 in the annual average and is considered irrelevant according to TA Luft (Technical Instructions on Air Quality). The limit values of the 39th BImSchV are currently exceeded near busy roads in Munich. SWM applied for an emission value of 50 mg/m3 of exhaust from the gas turbine under standard conditions. That is 17% less than the limit value. The small additional load in ambient air is therefore permissible. At the public hearing before the licensing authority (Government of Upper Bavaria) on 27.06.2017, the results were discussed with intervenors.