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.

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Public acceptability and political feasability of regulating consumption

Project manager: Heyen, D.
Start of project: 12 / 2020

The Oeko-Institut's own-funded project pursues the following research questions:

  • Which factors influence public acceptability and thus political feasibility of proposals for consumption-related regulatory law ("command & control"…

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What would be the economic and environmental impacts of extending the useful life of electrical/electronic equipment?

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I.
Start of project: 07 / 2020

For some years now, there has been increasing evidence that the life or useful life of electrical and electronic products has been reduced. This is a disadvantage for consumers who have to replace the appliance with a new one,…

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Working together for environmentally friendly consumption – how our lifestyles can protect biodiversity

Project manager: Teufel, J.
Project staff:  López Hernández, V.
Start of project: 06 / 2020

A new, international working group is being set up as part of the research and development project “Working together for environmentally friendly consumption through information, communication and international cooperation,” funded by…

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Scientific monitoring of 100 green productions as part of the sustainability initiative of the working group "Green Shooting"

Project manager: Prieß, R.
Start of project: 04 / 2020

The German film industry is implementing a joint sustainability initiative in 2020/2021 through the working group "Green Shooting". In a pilot phase, the members have committed themselves to 100 ecologically sustainable productions…

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Examination of the resource efficiency of organic food based on the Product Enviromental Footprint and integration into a sustainability strategy

Project manager: Antony, F.
Start of project: 04 / 2020

The food industry is characterised by a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises, both in conventional and organic food production. Larger corporate structures generally manage to develop more efficient structures more often,…

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Sustainable, long-term stimulus to overcome the economic consequences of the Corona crisis (especially for SMEs)

Project manager: Cames, M.
Project staff:  Prieß, R.
End of project: 06 / 2020

The aim of the present paper is to make proposals for sustainable economic stimuli for a sustainable stimulus package. To this end, previous economic stimulus packages launched in the wake of the financial and economic crisis of…

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Environmentally sound disposal and recycling of e-waste: Expert pool policy advice

Project manager: Manhart, A.
Start of project: 03 / 2020

Germany has started a bilateral cooperation with Ghana in 2016 to improve the conditions towards a sustainable e-waste management. The effort involves a technical cooperation project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für…

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Utopia Product 2020. Particularly environmentally friendly products at Saturn: the latest EcoTop- Ten product recommendations

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2020

In 2012, Öko-Institut, Utopia and Saturn entered into a cooperation aimed at promoting the proportion of resource-saving appliances in households through targeted consumer information. The cooperation was continued in the following…

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Scientific Support to Ecolabel - Research into circular economy perspectives in the management of textile products and textile waste in the European Union

Project manager: Köhler, A.
Start of project: 12 / 2019

The project provides a detailed picture of the material flows in the EU textile industry and post-consumer textile collection and recycling sector. Insights in the status-quo of textile product value chains are elaborated by means of…

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Consumers4climate: How to position consumer organisations as relevant players in the debate against climate change?

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 12 / 2019

Strategic further development and scientific support for the activities and services of the Competence Centre for Sustainable Consumption

Project manager: Fischer, C.
Start of project: 11 / 2019

The Competence Centre for Sustainable Consumption (KNK) provides significant support for the implementation of the National Programme for Sustainable Consumption (NPNK) by taking on organisational and scientific activities as well as…

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Carbon Credit Guidance for Buyers – developing a carbon credit assessment methodology

Project manager: Schneider, L.
Start of project: 09 / 2019

Technical support to develop EU GPP Criteria for Smartphones

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 09 / 2019

Smart Home - Energy consumption and savings potential of intelligent devices

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 08 / 2019

The overarching objective of the project is to show that the use of intelligent and networked devices in private households can potentially lead to energy savings, but that the corresponding devices themselves - due to their smart…

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Research on the acquisition of new label holders for existing eco-labels

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I.
Start of project: 04 / 2019

Establishing contacts with companies and conducting surveys to identify the barriers which, for four different product groups, could have the effect that there are no or only a few licence-holders of the Blue Angel eco-label.

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Technical support for the revision of EU Ecolabel criteria for computers

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 03 / 2019

The project's objective is to support JRC Seville in revising the existing EU GPP criteria. The priority in this revision process should be to first analyse which of the existing criteria and the supporting technical evidence are still…

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Implementation of innovative incentive mechanisms for the promotion of climate-friendly products and services in ASEAN

Project manager: Prakash, S.
Start of project: 02 / 2019

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development and introduction of innovative incentive systems in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines in order to promote sustainable consumption and production…

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Double dividend through electricity savings and reinvestment in renewable energies

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 01 / 2019

In order to advance the energy turnaround, Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS) is planning and testing a new business model in cooperation with Oeko-Institut and Büro oe-quadrat within the context of this project sponsored by the Federal…

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Export of green and sustainable (environmental) infrastructure – Preparation of a delegation trip

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 04 / 2019

As part of the "Export Initiative Environmental Technologies" project of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Oeko-Institut supported the German Society for International Cooperation…

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REACH Radar Plus - Support for SMEs on problematic substances, detection, substitution, conformity testing

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

REACH Radar Plus is an Excel-based tool that helps companies identify critical substances. This includes substances that are already legally restricted or for which such a restriction is to be expected. The substances are on various…

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