Model Germany - Circular Economy - Modelling ecological and economic impacts of Circular Economy in Germany

In its coalition agreement, the German government has set itself the goal of developing a new integrated circular economy strategy. The aim of this study is to describe the ecological and economic impacts of a comprehensive circular economy in Germany. The consequences of previously selected circular economy measures and key sectors are qualitatively and quantitatively assessed in this study with regard to resource conservation, climate targets, biodiversity and several socio-economic indicators. The study is the second part of a larger project of WWF Germany in the field of Circular Economy. The basis for the modelling in this study are the results of the previous feasibility study. Subsequently, Öko-Institut developed  a policy blueprint for a Circular Economy in Germany with the participation of stakeholders from politics, business, civil society and science.


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Status of project

End of project: 2023

Project manager

Project staff

Günter Dehoust
Senior Researcher Resources & Transport
Dr. Andreas Köhler
Senior Researcher / Head of Subdivision Chemicals, Materials & Technologies Sustainable Products & Material Flows
Ran Liu
Senior Researcher Sustainable Products & Material Flows
Dr. Jenny Teufel
Senior Researcher / Head of Subdivision Sustainable Food Systems & Lifestyles Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Funded by

World Wide Fund For Nature International Germany (WWF Germany)

Project partners

cyclos GmbH
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI)
Freie Universität Berlin