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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Determination of basics and evaluation methods of a life cycle assessment of the winter road maintenance service

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2022

The aim of the project is to develop a simple method for the life cycle assessment of winter road maintenance and to make it applicable to interested parties in the form of an intuitive Excel tool. The winter road maintenance service…

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Development of methodological principles and working aids for climate protection and circular economy aspects in public procurement practice

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 12 / 2021

The aim of the research project is to develop specific support for procurers in order to make their procurement practices more climate-friendly and/or more circular economy-oriented. The background to this is the new legal regulations…

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Further development and consolidation of the Blue Angel for energy-efficient data centre operation and climate-friendly co-location data centres as well as the management of advisory services

Project manager: Gröger, J.
Start of project: 12 / 2021

In the research project "Further development of the Blue Angel for data centres", the two ecolabels Blue Angel for data centre operation (DE-UZ-161) and co-location data centres (DE-UZ-214) will be combined into a single, modular…

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Development of company-related sustainability indicators based on the 2030 Agenda

Project manager: Möller, M.
End of project: 02 / 2022

The consulting service aims to develop tailor-made indicators for Wien Energie GmbH that allow assessing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda at the company level. The focus will be on those…

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

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 11 / 2021

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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Greening supply and demand: Advancing Eco-Labels and Sustainable Public Procurement for climate and biodiversity protection (Eco-Advance)

Preparation phase

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 03 / 2022

The overall objective of Latin America is to help promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns in five Latin American countries. This is achieved by strengthening Type I ecolabels and green public procurement in the…

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Further development of the Blue Angel ecolabel for software - extension of the scope to include server-client applications and applications for mobile devices

Project manager: Gröger, J.
Start of project: 08 / 2021

In this project, the existing Blue Angel for resource- and energy-efficient software products (DE-UZ 215) will be further developed. It will be examined whether the scope, which so far includes software for workstation computers, can…

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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"

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