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UNEP report published: Green Technology Choices

The International Resource Panel of the UNEP published its report “Green Technology Choices: The Environmental and Resource Implications of Low-Carbon Technologies“.

This report, the first international assessment of this type, investigates the life-cycle environmental and natural resource implications of large-scale deployment of energy efficiency technologies. The report examines more than 30 demand-side energy efficiency technologies across different technological clusters, including lighting, buildings, information and communication technology, efficient metals processing, high-efficiency co-generation, and transportation. In addition, the combined effects of low-carbon energy supply and deployment of efficient demand-side technologies under the 2 degree and 6 degree Celsius scenarios are assessed.

The report includes essential findings of Dr. Severin Beucker’s article about decentralized energy management in the Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Please find the report here

Borderstep News

Green Economy Start-up Monitor 18.04.2018

The current issue of the Green Economy Start-up Monitor of the Borderstep Institute reports for the first time on questions of financing green start-ups (special pages Green Start-up Investment Monitor). The data were collected in cooperation with the German Startup Monitor (DSM) 2017. More

Borderstep at the ICT4S in Toronto 12.04.2018

Borderstep is invited to give a presentation on innovation alliances for sustainable ICT at the ICT4S conference in Toronto (Canada). The conference focuses on sustainability in ICT and will take place from 13 to 19 May 2018. More

Data Science for Social Good Berlin supports Borderstep 10.04.2018

The Data Science for Social Good Berlin (DSSG) data experts are supporting the Borderstep Institute and its Green Economy Startup Monitor with its third "Datathon" from April 20 to 22, 2018. Volunteers with relevant knowledge are still being sought. More