Memberships & Networks
Our staff serve on numerous committees and advisory boards. In doing so, Oeko-Institut can pass on its experience gathered in conducting studies, reports and practical projects. Networks involving research partners and organizations in relevant fields provide further forums for a continuous exchange of knowledge.
Oeko-Institut in Ecornet
For example, Oeko-Institut has been a member of Ecornet (Ecological Research Network) – the network of non-university, non-profit German research institutes focusing on environmental and sustainability research – since 2012. The joint mission of the Ecornet institutes is to create a scientific foundation for the societal transformation towards sustainability. The eight institutes conduct applied research across the borders of scientific disciplines on ways to achieve a post-fossil and post-nuclear society.
The Legacy for the Future Foundation
In 2000 Oeko-Institut established the Legacy for the Future Foundation (Stiftung Zukunftserbe). The Foundation views itself as one of the pioneers of future-oriented solutions in the field of environmental protection and sustainable, future-compatible development. It promotes research projects on, for example, climate protection, resource conservation, sustainable consumption and the risks associated with nuclear technologies. Further information can be found on the website of the Legacy for the Future Foundation.
Below is a selection of commissions, committees and advisory councils in which Oeko-Institut is represented:
Nuclear Waste Management Commission of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
Bundestag/Bundesrat Commission on the storage of highly radioactive waste
Expert Group on Reactor Safety (ERS) of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI)
Reactor Safety Commission of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
German Commission on Process Safety (KAS)
Expert Group on Swiss Deep Repositories (ESchT) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
German-French Commission on the safety of nuclear facilities (DFK)
Expert Group pursuant to Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty of the European CommissionEnergy Transition Monitoring Group of the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Wuerttemberg
Working Group "European Chemicals Policy" of the Commission of the Lower Saxony Government on "Environmental Policy and Project Planning" (7th Government Commission)