Topics in focus
High-level radioactive waste (HLW) will remain dangerous for time spans beyond human comprehension. Depending on the…
Sustainable consumption and procurement
In Germany, industry has long since discovered the brand potential of the environment. Manufacturers strive to…
Raw material transition
The German economy and German society depend on primary raw materials. Gravel, sand, natural stone and other building…
Öko-Institut flyer now available
From international climate protection to carbon footprinting, the newly published Öko-Institut leaflet gives a valuable insight into the work and methods of the leading environmental research institute. Readers are introduced to the kinds of issues addressed by the institute’s scientists.
Join our 500plus! membership campaign.
For 30 years the Öko-Institut has been a non-profit organization. It is true that our work is financed primarily through project-related contracts and funding from public and private clients. But we still need you as a member.
Bioenergy and Biodiversity: Potential for Sustainable Use of Degraded Lands
Info event on May 27, 12.00 -13.00 h at the “Plaza of Diversity”, Forum Booth 1
The Bali Conference - Climate Breakthrough or Anti-Climax?
Politicians, scientists, environmental groups – almost everyone had great hopes that the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali – the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC – would produce some very good outcomes for international climate protection.
E-TRACK: Where does network electricity come from?
Öko-Institut, together with ten international energy institutions, has published recommendations for a European system of electricity disclosure. In the final report of the E-TRACK project, the institutions suggest ways to standardize tracking of where the power that is fed into Europe’s electricity networks comes from.
Values for business: Rhetoric or reality?
Nowadays, practically every major company seeks to project an environmentally and socially responsible image. But what of this is windowdressing and what is real change?
Guided tour of the Solar Ship
A look behind the scenes of the Öko-Institut