Research & Consultancy
The Oeko-Institut conducts research on a broad range of topics. Our work aims to produce robust scientific analyses and findings and to develop methodologies and practical solutions. We advise our clients on constructive development pathways towards a sustainable future, always aiming to put science into practice. We mediate between divergent positions and offer decision-making tools to facilitate the transition to a sustainable lifestyle.
Chemicals and technology assessment
Development, assisting selection and application, utilising opportunities, protecting people and the environment from the harmful impacts of chemicals and technologies.
Energy and climate protection
Mitigating climate change, building a secure, low-carbon, sustainable and equitable energy supply around renewables and energy efficiency – without coal or nuclear power.
Exchanging knowledge and building capacity across borders: international cooperation for more sustainability.
Consumption and enterprises
Respecting planetary limits: curbing excessive consumption, changing lifestyles, making production patterns sustainable.
Mobility and transport
Other modes of transport, changed transport behaviour: climate-conscious mobility, sustainable transport and alternative propulsion systems.
Nuclear installations and high-risk technologies
The nuclear age is not over yet. Moreover, there are risks associated with other technological developments besides nuclear.
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.
Resources and recycling
Using finite resources sparingly, recovering valuable raw materials: concepts and strategies for the sustainable management of resources.
Environmental policy and environmental law
Shaping and applying the political, legal and institutional framework – to protect people and the environment.