Research & Consultancy

We work at the interface between research and consultancy on the naturaland social sciences and technical, legal and economic matters. Robust scientific findings and recommendations form the keystone of our work. We use our outstanding expertise and interdisciplinary cooperation to craft our own methodologies and analytical tools. We expand on findings from the world of academic science and translate these into practice. We thus foster carefully considered action among policymakers, industry leaders and members of civil society.

Chemikalien-Management & Technologiebewertung

Chemicals and technology assessment

Development, assisting selection and application, utilising opportunities, protecting people and the environment from the harmful impacts of chemicals and technologies. more

Chemicals and technology assessment
Forschungsbereich Energie und Klima

Energy and Climate

Mitigating climate change, building a secure, low-carbon, sustainable and equitable energy supply around renewables and energy efficiency – without coal or nuclear power. more

Energy and Climate
Forschungsbereich Radioaktive Abfälle und Strahlenschutz

Radioactive waste and radiation protection

Whether it comes from nuclear power plant dismantling, final storage or a nuclear accident – people and the environment must be protected from radiation. more

Radioactive waste and radiation protection
Forschungsbereich Nachhaltiger Konsum

Consumption and enterprises

Respecting planetary limits: curbing excessive consumption, changing lifestyles, making production patterns sustainable. more

Consumption and enterprises
Forschungsbereich Nachhaltiger Verkehr

Mobility and transport

Other modes of transport, changed transport behaviour: climate-conscious mobility, sustainable transport and alternative propulsion systems. more

Mobility and transport
Forschungsbereich Nachhaltige Ressourcenwirtschaft

Resources and recycling

Using finite resources sparingly, recovering valuable raw materials: concepts and strategies for the sustainable management of resources. more

Resources and recycling
Internationale Zusammenarbeit

International cooperation

Exchanging knowledge and building capacity across borders: international cooperation for more sustainability. more

International cooperation
Forschungsbereich Nukleartechnik und Anlagensicherheit

Nuclear installations and high-risk technologies

The nuclear age is not over yet. Moreover, there are risks associated with other technological developments besides nuclear. more

Nuclear installations and high-risk technologies

Environmental policy and environmental law

Shaping and applying the political, legal and institutional framework – to protect people and the environment. more

Environmental policy and environmental law
The Oeko-Institut is a nonprofit organization. The Institute finances its work primarily by third-party funds for projects. Among, the most important clients of the Oeko-Institut include ministries at federal and natinal level, business and the European Union. more
References
The staff of the Oeko-Institut is represented in numerous committees and advisory boards and communicates experiences from studies and practical projects. In networks with academic partners and organizations in practice, an ongoing exchange of knowledge takes place. more
Memberships & Networks
Since its foundation, the Oeko-Institut has been committed to training and fostering the next generation of researchers. To this end it works closely with both university and non-university research institutes. more
Junior development programme