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"Sustainability first and foremost means to go beyond immediate utility and think in the long term, which requires assuming responsibility for the future."

Alois Glück, Member of the Council

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Guideline for the German Sustainability Code - Guidance for SMEs (PDF, 2576 KB) 24.11.2014

German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) and Bertelsmann Foundation, November 2014 [English]

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Sustainable Development in Germany – Indicator Report 2014 (PDF, 2698 KB) 27.10.2014

Federal Statistical Office of Germany, October 2014 [English] (destatis.de)

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The Sustainability Code 2014 (PDF, 111 KB) 04.08.2014

of 13 October 2011 in the updated version of 4 August 2014 [English, download only]

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The Sustainable Shopping Basket - A guide to better shopping (PDF, 3588 KB) 20.11.2013

November 2013 [English, download only (a German print version can be ordered on our German website)]

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Sustainability - Made in Germany (PDF, 2693 KB) 25.09.2013

The Second Review by a Group of International Peers, commissioned by the German Federal Chancellery, text No. 44, September 2013 [German/English] (out of print)

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The Sustainable Shopping Basket - A guide to better shopping (PDF, 3588 KB) 20.08.2013

November 2013 [German (print version)/English (download only)]

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依靠强大的地方政府成功推进能源转型 (Energiewende) (PDF, 1924 KB) 16.06.2013

Drafted by Lord Mayors as part of the ”Sustainable City“ dialogue, text No. 43, May 2013 [Chinese, download only (a German print version can be ordered on our German website)]

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Making the Energiewende a success story thanks to strong local authorities (PDF, 3097 KB) 16.06.2013

Drafted by Lord Mayors as part of the ”Sustainable City“ dialogue, text No. 43, May 2013 [English, download only (a German print version can be ordered on our German website)]

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Der Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitskodex (DNK) (PDF, 2076 KB) 03.02.2012

Empfehlungen des Rates für Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Dokumentation des Multistakeholderforums am 26.09.2011, texte Nr. 41, Januar 2012 [German]

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The German Sustainability Code (GSC) (PDF, 1892 KB) 02.02.2012

Recommendations of the German Council for Sustainable Development, text No. 41, January 2012 [English]

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UNCSD Rio20plus: EEAC Statement and Background Papers (PDF, 1085 KB) 15.09.2011

European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), Working Group on Sustainable Development (WG SD), September 2011 [English] (out of print)

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Strategic Cornerstones for Sustainable Development in Municipalities (PDF, 3149 KB) 12.10.2010

Drafted by Lord Mayors as part of the “Sustainable City” dialogue, text No. 34, October 2010 [English] (out of print)

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Sustainability "Made in Germany" - We Know You Can Do It (PDF, 3513 KB) 23.11.2009

Peer Review on Sustainable Development Policies in Germany, text No. 29, November 2009 [English/German] (out of print)

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Sustainability—the Unfinished Business. Challenges in International Cooperation (PDF, 794 KB) 17.11.2008

International Aspects of Sustainability - 1, Essays by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (RNE), Berlin, November 2008, 188 pages, ISBN 978-3-9809-1907-2 (out of print)

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Development of the German power plant fleet and meeting the electricity demand (PDF, 216 KB) 07.10.2008

Short expert report for the German Council for Sustainable Development, Dr. Felix Chr. Matthes/Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing, text No. 26, October 2008 [English (download only)]

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Credible - cost-effective - viable for the future: modern procurement policies must be sustainable (PDF, 437 KB) 11.08.2008

Recommendations of the German Council for Sustainable Development to the German Government, text No. 23, August 2008 [German/English] (out of print)

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Conserving biodiversity now means: Making biomass production sustainable (PDF, 373 KB) 09.05.2008

Recommendations of the German Council for Sustainable Development, text No. 21, April 2008 [German/English] (out of print)

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Which lights are on red? (PDF, 222 KB) 06.05.2008

Update on the 21 indicators in Germany’s Sustainability Strategy—based on the 2006 indicator report of the Federal Statistical Office - A translation of extracts from a position paper submitted to the Federal Government by the German Council for Sustainable Development in May 2008, text no. 22, April 2008 [German (print version)/English (download only)]

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Mission Sustainability: We face the challenge - The Book to the Competition (PDF, 6614 KB) 01.11.2007

Council for Sustainable Development (publisher), Conception and realisation: neues handeln GmbH (www.neueshandeln.de), November 2007 [German/English] 64 pages (out of print)

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Progress Report 2001 - 2007 of the German Council for Sustainable Development (PDF, 547 KB) 01.02.2007

text No. 20, February 2007 [English (a German print version can either be ordered via this online form or be downloaded from our German website)]

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Study "Erfolgsfaktoren zur Reduzierung des Flächenverbrauchs in Deutschland" 01.01.2007

Evaluation der Ratsempfehlungen "Mehr Wert für die Fläche: Das Ziel 30ha", Studie im Auftrag des Rates für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, text No. 19, January 2007 [German; additionally available download documents via the link above: Attachment to the study (German) and English document "Strategies and instruments to limit excessive land use in Germany"] (out of print)

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"Corporate Responsibility in a Globalised World — A German Profile of Corporate Social Responsibility" (PDF, 655 KB) 01.09.2006

Recommendations of the German Council for Sustainable Development text No. 17, September 2006, reprint December 2008 [German/English]

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Revaluation of Environment and Growth: Sustainability in International Cooperation (PDF, 1118 KB) 01.05.2006

Documentation of contributions by the German Council for Sustainable Development to global policy, text No. 16, May 2006 [German/English]

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"Efficiency and Energy Research as Components of a Consistent Energy Policy" (PDF, 524 KB) 01.11.2004

Recommendations of the German Council for Sustainable Development to the German Government, text No. 14, November 2004 [German/English] (out of print)

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"The Johannesburg Challenge: Perspectives and Priorities" (PDF, 2246 KB) 01.07.2004

Conference Report November 6, 2003, Berlin, text no. 12, July 2004 [German/English] (out of print)

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"Export of Used Goods and Building Practice for Buildings" (PDF, 259 KB) 01.11.2003

Recommendations of the Council for Sustainable Development to the Government, text No. 5, November 2003 [German/English] (out of print)

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"The Perspectives for Coal in a Sustainable Energy Industry" (PDF, 663 KB) 01.10.2003

Guidelines for a Modern Coal Policy and the Promotion of Innovation text no. 4, October 2003 [German/English]

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"World Agricultural Trade and Sustainable Development" (PDF, 249 KB) 01.05.2003

Recommendations of the Council for Sustainable Development to the Government text no. 1, January 2003 [German/English] (out of print)

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