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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5 years of SDGs – Strategies for an improved implementation of the 2030-Agenda for sustainable development an the interface of health and the environment

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 04 / 2021

The 5th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 is the starting point for the development of further strategies and approaches for the…

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The Role of AI in the European Green Deal for the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA)

Project manager: Gailhofer, P.
End of project: 04 / 2021

In-Depth Analysis on “The Role of AI in the European Green Deal” for the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA)

Project manager: Köhler, A.
End of project: 04 / 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be deployed for a wide range of applications to promote the goals of the European Green Deal. However, adverse environmental impacts of AI could jeopardise the attainment of these goals. The report…

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Representative survey on environmental awareness and behaviour including social science analyses

Project manager: Fischer, C.
Start of project: 01 / 2021

In the project, the 2020 Environmental Awareness Study is conducted The Environmental Awareness Study is a representative study on the environmental awareness and  behaviour of the German population, which is carried out every two…

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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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Social Aspects of Environmental Policy - Subproject 1: Analysis and Environmental Policy Implications

Project manager: Hanke, G.
Start of project: 09 / 2020

Environmental, social and societal policies are closely interlinked. On the one hand, environmental policy measures not infrequently meet with resistance because they may entail or exacerbate actual or presumed social hardships. On the…

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Challenges and success factors for cross-border public participation in the site selection process (HErüber)

Project manager: Schütte, S. | Mbah, M.
Start of project: 08 / 2020

The Standortauswahlgesetz (StandAG), a german law defining the selection process, regulates the individual procedural steps for a scientifically based, participatory and transparent search for a secure disposal site for high-level…

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Joint implementation of the 2030 Agenda / SDGs and the Paris Agreement

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 05 / 2020

Several landmark international policy documents were adopted in 2015. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ranging from hunger and poverty reduction to climate protection, nature…

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Evaluation of the sports grounds noise protection regulation

Project manager: Schütte, S.
Start of project: 07 / 2019

The research project evaluates the amendment to the Sports Facilities Noise Regulation. The aim is to investigate the effects of the changes - in particular the increase in the permitted noise levels emitted by sports facilities. It…

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Engineering-based screening of reportable events in german nuclear reactors and evaluation of operational experience

Project manager: Kurth, S.
Start of project: 06 / 2019

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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Evaluation of public participation – Improving planning and permitting of major environmentally-relevant projects through participation of citizens and environmental organisations

Project manager: Schütte, S.
Start of project: 01 / 2019

The research project assesses the advantages of public participation in planning and approval procedures, with a focus on the improved consideration of environmental concerns. It also examines the extent to which the possible costs and…

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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 responsible business conduct. As part of the project, the project team will analyse central concepts and their terminology, hold an international conference and draw recommendations on how to improve environmental and human rights due diligence through both voluntary and legal means.

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

Project manager: Scherf, C.
End of project: 09 / 2019

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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Reduction of commercial noise in cities

Project manager: Schütte, S.
Start of project: 08 / 2018

The research project focuses on the build-up of existing German cities and analyses health risks with respect to noise in living areas near commercial sites.

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Evaluating the legal framework for aircraft noise quotas

Project manager: Schütte, S.
End of project: 05 / 2019

The report aims to determine the legal possibilities for aviation authorities to limit air traffic for noise control. It takes into account the current approval situation – existing airfields, airfields with a fictitious approval and…

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Environmental policy transfer: Identification and systematisation of its success factors

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

The German Federal Government supports environmental policy knowledge and policy transfer to other countries with various funding instruments (e.g. the Advisory Assistance Programme, the International and European Climate Initiatives…

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Publication of the 6th Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Analysis of implications for Germany

Project manager: Wolff, F.
End of project: 03 / 2019

The project analysed the objectives and mandate, process and methods of the 6th Environmental Outlook of UNEP (GEO-6), published in March 2019, and evaluated its key findings. The findings of GEO-6 were also compared with current data…

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To publication "Veröffentlichung des 6. Globalen Umweltberichts (GEO-6) 2019: Analyse der Implikationen für Deutschland" To publication "‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People’"

Preparing and supporting the German input to the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 01 / 2018

In this project, the Oeko Institute along with adelphi will support the German contribution to the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2019. Preliminary analyses will be conducted on behalf of the German Federal Environment…

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