Context analysis "Sustainable Economy": How research can increase its impact

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In a newly published working paper, the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) examine how sustainable economy research projects can best be situated in the ecological, economic and societal fields.  The most important message: science can make a decisive contribution to developing workable options for action in the sustainable economy – if it delivers tailor-made knowledge that takes complex framework conditions into account.

Developing sustainability in vocational education and training

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Vocational education and training for sustainable development promotes competency in sustainable living and economic activities in order to preserve the natural basis of life for future generations. This requires bringing economic, social and ecological responsibility together in a harmonious way.

What can we do at the work bench, in the office or behind the counter in order to promote sustainable development? Which professional skills are necessary for a more sustainability-oriented work model? And what does a place of learning that facilitates these kinds of changes look like?

Press release: from waste disposal to ornamental plants – how our economy could be more sustainable

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30 projects, one goal: Scientists from various disciplines ranging from bio chemistry to philosophy are researching how our economy could be more sustainable. There is no getting around this shift if our natural resources are to be maintained long-term. But can this be done?