Projects

The Oeko-Institut’s researchers work on more than 350 national and international projects a year, focusing on Chemicals Management and Technology Assessment, Energy and Climate, Emission and Ambient Pollution Control, Radiation Protection, Agriculture and Biodiversity, Sustainable Consumption, Mobility, Resource Management and Industry, Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety, and Law, Policy and Governance.

Effects of regional value creation and sustainability of digital platform systems for future public services in the fields of alimentation and mobility

Project manager: Scherf, C.
Start of project: 01 / 2019

The project analyses the contribution of regional digital platform systems to basic public services, along the fields of alimentation and mobility. As part of the project, the project team analyses the factors determining the economic,...

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Environmental and human rights due diligence as a means to strengthen sustainable business conduct

Project manager: Scherf, C.
Start of project: 12 / 2018

The project connects the concurrent yet often detached discourses on due diligence, sustainability management, supply chain management etc., with the aim to build a consistent and improved political framework towards sustainable and...

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Support for SMEs on mineral supply chain due diligence - implementation phase (conflict minerals)

Project manager: Schüler, D.
Start of project: 12 / 2018

Research Project “Holistic management of energy- and resource efficiency in companies” (MERU)

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 11 / 2018

Die ökologischen Belastungsgrenzen des Planeten stehen unter Druck. Dazu tragen die gegenwärtigen Konsum- und Produktionsmuster maßgeblich bei. Zwar konnte die Energie- und Ressourceneffizienz in den letzten Jahren durch Innovationen...

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Voluntary certification scheme for waste treatment - CEWASTE (action)

Project manager: Baron, Y.
Start of project: 11 / 2018

The CEWASTE project contributes to an improved recovery of valuable and critical raw materials (CRMs) from key types of waste through traceable and sustainable treatment processes in the entire supply chain of secondary raw materials....

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Collection and disposal of "cross-over" waste electrical equipment

Project manager: Köhler, A.
Start of project: 11 / 2018

The project creates a knowledge base for the handling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that falls under the open scope of the ElektroG. A more precise definition of these products, which are referred to ad interim as...

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Revision and further development of the environmental criteria in the clothing and textiles product group as part of sector project "Sustainability standards and public-private responsibilities"

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 11 / 2018

In March 2013, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) with the project "Quality Check Sustainability Standards". The aim of the...

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Sustainable finance and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals - status quo and future perspectives

Project manager: Scherf, C.
Start of project: 09 / 2018

The financial market plays a key role in funding environmental change and promoting global sustainable development. Against this background, the project analyses how the current financial system and capital markets will need to be...

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Identification of stakeholder-related options of action for a turnaround in food and agriculture with a view to shaping the CAP after 2020

Project manager: Teufel, J.
Start of project: 09 / 2018

The project analyses the transformation in agriculture and food in an integrated way, with regard to the transformation needs, the actors involved and espe-cially with regard to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The project also...

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Indo-German Financial Cooperation - Scoping assignment solid waste management

Project manager: Manhart, A.
Start of project: 09 / 2018

The Indian Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the German Development Bank KfW consider co-operation in the field of municipal solid waste management and circular economy. In this planning phase, the interdisciplinary...

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Study to assess two exemption requests in Annexes III and IV to Directive 2011/65/EU

Project manager: Moch, K.
Start of project: 09 / 2018

Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2) provides that "electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market, including cables and spare...

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Briefing for the ENVI delegation on China climate policies with emphasis on ist carbon trading markets

Project manager: Cames, M.
End of project: 10 / 2018

Analysis, aggregation and assessment of Member States' information on climate finance received under the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR)

Project manager: Moosmann, L.
Start of project: 08 / 2018

Developing Recommendations for Allocating Emissions Rights for a Mexican Emissions Trading System

Project manager: Healy, S.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

Study to establish a methodology for the reporting of reuse of products and rules for the reporting of reusable packaging

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

40 years of Blue Angel – refinement of the existing product range

Project manager: Gröger, J.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

In this research project, criteria for the award of the Blue Angel eco-label for various product groups and services are being continuously developed and improved. For this purpose, products are analysed along their life cycle and...

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REACH plus: Proposals for the updating and further development of the European Chemicals Regulation after 2018 and strategies for implementation

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

The project develops proposals for the continuation of REACH, the European chemicals regulation, and for its implementation beyond 2018.

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Preparation of a study for comparative economic and ecological evaluation of additive and conventional manufacturing technologies in industrial production

Project manager: Köhler, A.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

The study examines the resource efficiency of additive manufacturing processes, often summarized under the synonym "3D printing". Two reference components - one having a structurally optimized design and one a conventional design – are...

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Analysing substance derogation requests under Article 6.7 of Ecolabel Regulation EC 66/2010

Project manager: Baron, Y.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

Article 6(6) of the Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 (EU Ecolabel Regulation) requires that ecolabelled products shall not contain substances and mixtures meeting the criteria for specific classifications of the regulation on Classification,...

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Identification of elements for a future "Strategy for the EU Ecolabel"

Project manager: Prakash, S.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary instrument aimed at identifying the environmentally best performing products on the market. The debate on the role and effectiveness of ecolabels in driving the sustainable consumption and production...

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