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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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.
Project staff:  Brohmann, B.
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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Strategies for ecologically-driven structural change towards a Green Economy

Project manager: Heyen, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2018

The fundamental goals of the project (running from 2018 to 2020) are:

1. The collection and application of criteria for the identification of business sectors / technologies in which fundamental structural change is inevitable given…

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Service contract to support the Evaluation of the 7th Environment Action Programme

Project manager: Wolff, F.
End of project: 12 / 2018

The purpose of the study is to provide consultative input for the EC’s evaluation of the progress of the 7th EAP. The evaluation is requested of the EC in the 2013 Decision adopting the 7th EAP. The Seventh Environmental Action…

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Shaping ecological change - Implementing and updating the Integrated Environmental Programme 2030

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 11 / 2017

The project supports the German Federal Ministry of the Environment in its implementation and update of the “Integrated Environmental Programme” (IUP). In order to do so, the project draws on findings from social science research on…

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Municipalities innovative living spaces

Instruments for a need-oriented use of living spaces in municipalities, subproject 1

Project manager: Fischer, C.
Start of project: 06 / 2017

The District of Steinfurt is a rural area, characterized primarily by single- and two-family houses in private ownership. More and more elderly, often single people are living there in old, non-barrier-free buildings with poor…

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The significance of federal-level strategies on spatial development for environmental policy

Project manager: Wolff, F.
End of project: 03 / 2018

Challenges for spatially-relevant environmental and nature protection have strongly increased. In particular, the preservation of areas for the expansion of renewable energies, spatial adaptation to climate change including flood…

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Legal guidance for the Climate Action Plan 2050

Project manager: Keimeyer, F.
End of project: 08 / 2018

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

Project manager: Fischer, C.
End of project: 03 / 2019

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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