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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Analysis of transformation pathways for global sustainable development

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 02 / 2022

The project aims at identifying and analysing transformation pathways for global sustainable development. For this purpose, sources from science and politics are evaluated. The pathways relate to SDGs or SDG targets in the following…

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Market investigation as a preliminary study for a revision of the eco-label DE-UZ 153 Technically dried wood chips / wood pellets

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 05 / 2021

The Blue Angel for technically dried woodchips and wood pellets (DE-UZ 153) has existed since 2011. However, demand from manufacturers and suppliers is low: in June 2021, two wood pellet products were certified with the Blue Angel. In…

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Particularly environmentally friendly products at Saturn: Current EcoTopTen product recommendations

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 03 / 2021

EcoTopTen is an Internet platform of the Öko-Institut where consumers and procurers can find recommendations for top ecological products in the ten product clusters lighting, heat, electricity, large household appliances, small…

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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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Greening Cloud Computing and Electronic Communications Services and Networks: Towards Climate Neutrality by 2050

Project manager: Gröger, J.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

The aim of the research project is to investigate measures to increase energy efficiency and improve circularity for data centres and electronic communication networks. For data centres, the aim is to establish definitions for data…

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Advise and support the Alliance Secretariat in the implementation of corporate due diligence, in particular the further development of the environmental strategy

Project manager: Moch, K.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

This project encompasses the provision of consulting services to the alliance secretariat in the Textile Alliance on the integration of ecological risks into the due diligence requirements in the review process. In this context,…

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Sustainable management: socio-ecological transformation of the food system. Shaping the future by involving pioneers of change and economically relevant actors

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 10 / 2020

The aim of the project is to develop a political roadmap for the socio-ecological transformation of the food system in Germany. The roadmap identifies short-, medium- and long-term starting points, instruments and measures to support…

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Impact of COVID-19 on single-use plastics and the environment in Europe

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 02 / 2021

The objective of this project is to assess the impact on the consumption, production and environmental challenges of single-use plastics in Europe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is on single-use face masks, gloves and plastic…

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Design options for economically sustainable biodiversity-enhancing milk production systems in the model organic regions of Freiburg and Ravensburg

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 10 / 2020

The importance of species-rich grassland for the biodiversity of flora and fauna in Germany has been described many times. At the same time, the conservation of existing grassland throughout Germany is threatened. The decline in dairy…

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Transforming production and consumption patterns by strengthening eco-labelling and green public procurement in five Asian countries

Project manager: Prakash, S.
Project staff:  López Hernández, V.
Start of project: 09 / 2020

The overall objective of the Öko-Institut's activities in Asia is to help promote sustainable consumption and production patterns (SCPs) in five Asian countries. This will be achieved by strengthening Type I eco-labels and green public…

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Using emerging data streams for monitoring the uptake of Circular Economy in Europe

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 09 / 2020

Measuring and monitoring the achievement of Circular Economy goals requires a continuous and systematic collection of data on how far a state, a region, a municipality, an economic sector, specific companies or organisations are on the…

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Development and revision of criteria for the Blue Angel for textiles

Project manager: Teufel, J.
Project staff:  López Hernández, V.
Start of project: 09 / 2020

The aim of the research project is "to revise the Blue Angel criteria for textiles (DE-UZ 154) and, based on this, to derive tender recommendations for public procurement. In view of the current activities in the field of research and…

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Emerging waste streams – Challenges and opportunities

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 02 / 2021

The energy transition is geared to help achieve the climate mitigation ambitions of the EU but should also be in line  with other environmental objectives of the European Green Deal. In this context, establishing models that ensure…

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To publication "Emerging waste streams – Challenges and opportunities"

Sustainable solutions for reducing plastic packaging in Asia

Project manager: Prakash, S.
Start of project: 08 / 2020

The overall aim of Öko-Institut's activities in Asia is to contribute to the promotion of sustainable consumption and production patterns (SCPs) in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. This will be achieved by identifying, developing and…

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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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To publication "Sustainable consumption for biodiversity and ecosystem services"

Preparatory study for the Ecodesign Working Plan 2020-2024

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 05 / 2020

The preparatory study launched by the European Commission will inform and assist the Commission in preparing the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Working Plan 2020-2024 as part of the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC…

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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.
Project staff:  López Hernández, V.
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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