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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Analysis and trend predictions of environmental and foods contamination with selected POPs, and enhancement of the data inventory relating to POP dioxins of the German federal governments and the federal states with the aim to investigate the relevan
Applying a transversal approach, the project aims at analysing the available knowledge on the issue of sources (new entries, remobilization), reducing the environmental and foods contamination with dioxins and PCBs, investigating the…
Collection and analysis of exposure and usage data to determine the relevance of potentially endocrine disrupting chemicals - preparation for nomination as Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) under REACH
Assistance to the Commission on technological socio-economic and cost-benefit assessment related to exemptions from the RoHS Directive - Pack 2
In the context of this project 5 exemption requests are to be evaluated according to the RoHS 2 criteria for justification of exemptions. After an initial completeness check of requests, available information for each request is to be…
Contribution of chemical companies using sustainability practices to the Green Economy by: Selection of substances or processes on the basis of the criteria for a sustainable chemistry developed by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
National-level implementation of the Stockholm convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) – PBDE and PFOS in products and in the recycling loops
Environmental sound use of disinfectants, masonry preservatives, and rodenticides
Underestimation of the environmental risk by not considering overlapping uses of biocidal products: Cumultive exposure assessment and risk characterisation of biocidal products
Development of a list of potential POP candidates for inclusion in the Stockholm Convention and continuing development of POP criteria - Which strategy should be adopted with the purpose to successfully identifying new POPs?
Assistance to the Commission on technical, socio-economic and cost-benefit assessment related to exemptions from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive)
In the context of this project 20 exemptions will be evaluated. Furthermore, aguidance documet will be developed to help applicants to understand and apply the new requirements of the revised RoHS Directive as well as a standard…
Investigation of the effects related to selected nanotechnology-based products on resource and energy requirements
The general objective of the study is to describe the anticipated future resource and energy requirements of the most promising nanotechnology applications and products both in qualitative terms and, as far as possible, in quantitative…
Nano materials: Impacts on environment and health
Objectives of the study
- To provide an overview of present/future products and applications containing nanomaterials that may benefit or damage the environment· To determine which nanomaterials are relevant to health and environment, and…
Adaptation to scientific and technical progress of exemption 8(i) of Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV)
The ELV exemption 8(i) is being reviewed. This includes an online stakeholder consultation as well as further exchange with relevant stakeholders. The goal is to give a recommendation to the European Commission with regard to the need…
REACH Baseline Study: 5 years update
The project aims at checking whether REACH will improve the data situation of chemicals and whether the risks to humans and the environment will be reduced by REACH.
Evaluation and coordination of methods and indicators for the environmental monitoring of chemicals in Germany to implement an efficacy assessment and a success control under REACH
The project aims to elaborate a recommendation for the use of environmental monitoring data within the effectiveness evaluation and success control under REACH.
Work steps and intended results are:
- Review of existing environmental and…
Adaptation to Scientific and Technical Progress under Directive 2002/95/EC - Evaluation of new requests for exemptions and/or review of existing exemptions
Legal feasibility study on the introduction of a nanoproduct register
Critical Review on Innovations for Greenhouse Gas Reductions – A life cycle quantification of carbon abatement solutions enabled by the chemical industry
Assessment of alternative applications of the 0,1% limit in REACH triggering information on Substances of very high concern (SVHC) in articles
Identify and describe implications of the application of both COM`s interpretation and alternative interpretations of the 0.1 % limit in REACH triggering information on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in articles.
Confidentiality and use of substance property data from substance property data bases of the Federal Environment Agency (Confidential Environmental Substance Information – Confides)