Environment & Sustainability

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A World of Plastic

Published: 8 July 2020
Plastic Atlas

What’s the connection between the oil industry, climate change and plastic? How does plastic impact women’s health? Why can’t recycling solve the problem with plastic?


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Leaving No One Behind

Published: 7 March 2021
Policy Paper

The paper aims to provide decision makers and experts with tangible findings and insights on which segments of the population in Israel might be negatively impacted by a carbon pricing reform. How can the socially unbalanced outcomes be addressed during the planning process?


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Climate Justice and Migratio

Climate Justice and Migration

Published: 7 December 2020

The publication offers perspectives on the complex relationships between climate change and migration and questions pessimistic basic assumptions on security issues and supposedly necessary (market-oriented) adaptation measures, which currently predominate in the political debates on the topic.

Pricing carbon

Published: 23 September 2020

Both in Germany and internationally, the debate on the pricing of greenhouse gas emissions is experiencing a renaissance. However, an enlightened and realistic discussion of ways and means is needed so that CO2 pricing instruments can play a stronger role in climate policy. In this study, climate and energy expert Felix Chr. Matthes of the Öko-Institut examines the relevant elements of a CO2 pricing strategy. He gives an overview of design criteria and mechanisms of action.


Multi-Sector Partnership Principles

Published: 1 February 2017
Research Paper
In 2015, The Heinrich Boell Foundation initiated a cooperation with the Heschel Center for Sustainability called, "Stepping Up Sustainability in Israeli Cities" with the aim of creating a "think and do" platform for cities, businesses and civil society that would work together to advance municipal sustainability goals. 

הזמנה לאירוע על צמיחה חכמה

Published: 22 November 2015

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is pleased to invite you to a special event on the topic of The New Economy: Toward Smart Growth and Environmental Innovation. The event will include a keynote by the foundation’s President, Mr. Ralf Fücks, as well as other very interesting guests.

Powering up against poverty: Why renewable energy is the future

Published: 3 August 2015

As we approach the critical climate talks in Paris later this year, there are some good reasons to feel hopeful and upbeat. From the tiniest nations of the Pacific to a giant like China, developing countries are demonstrating that reducing poverty and tackling climate change can, and indeed must, go hand in hand (from Oxfam Australia).

Soil Atlas: Facts and figures about earth, land and fields

Published: 12 January 2015

Through misuse, we lose 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil every year. For the International Year of Soils in 2015, this Atlas shows, why the soil should concern us all. Jointly published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2014

Published: 29 December 2014

“What will be the impact of the Fukushima nuclear accident on the global nuclear industry?” This is a question been asked many times since March 11, 2011. The answer is, of course, “no one really knows.” Nonetheless, it is an unavoidable question that needs to be explored. More than three years later, we hear both positive and negative views on the future of nuclear industry. But, many of those voices are mostly based on “wishful thinking” and not necessarily the result of detailed analysis of the current situation. Without deeper understanding of what happened in the past and of what is happening now, a wise decision for the future action cannot be made. The World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) 2014 is a perfect reference for that purpose.