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.

Power aspects in global value chains – approaches, impacts and perspectives for certification and due diligence schemes for biomass

Project manager: Schleicher, T. | 
Start of project: 02 / 2017

The project's overall objective is to formulate recommendations for action with respect to the possibilities and limitations of corporate due diligence and certification systems in the global value chains of biomass resources. Germany...

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Comparative economic and ecological assessment of innovative stationary

Project manager: Köhler, A. | 
Start of project: 02 / 2017

Based on a multidisciplinary approach, the study aims at performing a comparative ecological evaluation and a comparative economic analysis of three selected decentralized stationary energy storage solutions. The comparison is carried...

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Power aspects in global value chains – approaches, impacts and perspectives for certification and due diligence schemes for biomass

Project manager: Schleicher, T. | 
Start of project: 02 / 2017

The project's overall objective is to formulate recommendations for action with respect to the possibilities and limitations of corporate due diligence and certification systems in the global value chains of biomass resources. Germany...

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Legal guidance for the Climate Action Plan 2050

Project manager: Keimeyer, F. | 
Start of project: 01 / 2017

Assistance in operation of Eurostat`s environmental data centre on waste dated 25 August 2016

Project manager: Mehlhart, G. | 
Start of project: 01 / 2017

Support in the preparatory work for ecodesign and energy labelling measures including tyres labelling and Energy Star labelling programme from: Lot 1: Consumer NGOs: stakeholder representation

Project manager: Graulich, K. | 
Start of project: 01 / 2017

The overall goal of this project is to ensure that the views of the European consumer organisations are represented and taken into account by decision-makers at EU level within the decision-making process for regulations in the context...

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Transformative strategies for an integrated urban quarter development: plans of action and assessment of options for German high-influx cities (so-called "Schwarmstädte")

Project manager: Quack, D. | 
Start of project: 01 / 2017

This collaborative project aims at developing integrated visions of the future, addressing the existing target conflicts from the perspective of municipalities and citizens. The project develops concrete recommendations for action at...

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Options of instrumentalising the reduction of energy consumption through changes in behaviour

Project manager: Fischer, C. | 
Start of project: 01 / 2017

The objective of the current project is an increasing differentiation of the potentials for sufficiency policies in terms of residential space per capita and power consumption, taking into account target groups and barriers, and to...

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Scientific and technical assistance for the maintenance and further development of indicators to monitor environmental and health benefits of the EU chemicals legislation

Project manager: Bunke, D. | 
Start of project: 01 / 2017

In this project, indicators on the positive effects of the European chemicals regulation are being developed or continued.

Study in cooperation with FoBIG and RPA (partners)

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Study to assess socio-economic impact of substitution of certain mercury-based lamps currently benefitting of RoHS 2 exemptions in Annex III

Project manager: Baron, Y. | 
Start of project: 12 / 2016

Towards the end of 2014, the EU Commission started receiving applications for the renewal of various exemptions listed in Annex III of the Directive. A large number of exemptions that had been listed in the Directive annex at the time...

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Resource taxes and related instruments- an overview

Project manager: Hermann, A. | 
End of project: 12 / 2016

Advisory services: REACH supply chain communication

Project manager: Blepp, M. | 
Start of project: 11 / 2016

Advisory services for the UNIWELL pipe systems Corporation

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Pharmacies as central places for the (environmentally-)conscious handling of drugs

Project manager: Blepp, M. | 
Start of project: 10 / 2016

Besides medical doctors and users of drugs, pharmacists are a key group in the context of environmental drug issues. They advise and inform customers on how to use drugs correctly, which side effects or interactions are to be...

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Consumer survey – Utilization of programs on the occasion of new policy options to improve the eco-design and energy labelling of washing machines

Project manager: Graulich, K. | 
Start of project: 10 / 2016

The project aims at exploring to what extent an economical consumer behaviour in terms of programme selection and load volume can be triggered by means of ecodesign or energy labelling.

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Adaptation and update of the administrative regulation "Procurement and Environment - VwVBU"

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I. | 
Start of project: 10 / 2016

With the adoption of the reform of the public procurement law by the German Federal Government, Green Public Procurement has gained additional significance. The adaptation of Public Procurement Law facilitates the procurement of...

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Analysis and aggregation of Member States information on climate finance

Project manager: Herold, A. | 
Start of project: 09 / 2016

Scientific support for the national programme for sustainable consumption – Subproject 3: Environmental costs of consumer goods as a starting point for the improvement of market-related and non-market-related consumer information ('2nd price tag')

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I. | 
Start of project: 09 / 2016

The German National Programme for Sustainable Consumption defines the development of a "2nd price tag" which may reflect the social and environmental impact of a product in monetary terms as a relevant comprehensive course of action...

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Ghanaian-German Financial Cooperation (FC): Sound disposal and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment - Feasibility Study for the preparation of a new FC project

Project manager: Manhart, A. | 
Start of project: 09 / 2016

Report 1: Feasibility study for the preparation of a new FC project with regard to sound disposal and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment in Ghana.

Report 2: Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for...

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Consumer advice as a component of a successful resource policy

Project manager: Antony, F. | 
Start of project: 09 / 2016

Ziel des Vorhabens ist es, relevante Aspekte des Ressourcenschutzes wie z.B. Material-, und Flächeneinsparungen sowie entsprechende Handlungsmöglichkeiten, etwa optimale Nutzungsdauer von Produkten, angepasste Einkaufsmengen, Wahl...

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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: 08 / 2016

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 CLP classifications. Article 6(7) then gives the...

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