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Median wages on spatial planning regions

For the analysis of wage developments, the Federal Employment Agency evaluates the medians of the monthly gross wages of full-time employees subject to social insurance at the place of work at the end of the year. At the regional level,…

Employees affected by a peatland restoration project

The drained moors in Germany emit as many emissions annually as the entire German air traffic. For centuries, peatlands have been drained to meet the growing demand for settlement and agricultural land [1]. Systematic drainage has led to…

Expenditures for energy and food place a particularly heavy burden on lower incomes

The inflation rate in Germany remains at a high level even after more than a year of war in Ukraine. Although the consumer price index has now weakened for the second month in a row, it remains significantly elevated and places a…

The higher interest rates have not yet stopped the rise of the house prices

Higher financing costs and increased material costs have hardly slowed down the house prices for a single-family home in Germany. A detached single-family house from the existing buildings with a living space of around 125 sqm, in a…

New platform sheds light on the bioeconomy

How sustainable is the German bioeconomy? The new platform – monitoring-bioeconomy.org– bundles knowledge in straightforward graphics and overview summaries to explore this question. An online database also provides the opportunity for…

Update and extension of the Algerian model e3.dz completed

Work carried out as part of the GIZ project "Policy dialogue and knowledge management on low emission development strategies in the MENA region" (DIAPOL-CE) on the model already developed by GWS for the Gesellschaft für Internationale…

Import dependency on China continues to grow

For some years now, a debate has been sparked in Germany about the resilience of supply chains and dependencies on individual states. In 2022, this debate was largely driven by the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine, which unsparingly…

Number of people in need of care in Germany doubles to 5 million within ten years

The latest care statistics show that there will be around 4.96 million people in need of care in Germany in 2021, a huge increase on previous years. All persons who receive benefits from social long-term care insurance are counted as…

Demand for environmental professionals in Germany 2021

The consequences of climate change are increasingly being felt in Germany. It is estimated that since 2000, damage caused by climate change impacts in Germany has averaged 6.6 billion euros per year. The floods in the Ahr valley and the…

New videos on the CRED project: How can climate risks and climate adaptation be integrated into macroeconomic modelling?

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has published two informative videos about the CRED project. In addition to insights into the management of climate risks and climate adaptation with macroeconomic…

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