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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Green Goal TM - Legacy Report

Project manager: v.A.
End of project: 11 / 2006

In June and July 2006 the world experienced a breathtaking football festival, and for the first time in the history of the World Cup the environment was on the programme. With Green Goal™, an innovative and ambitious environmental…

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To publication "Green Goal <sup>TM</sup> - Legacy Report"

The potential of CSR to contribute to the Implementation and integration of EU strategies (CORE)

Project manager: Barth, R.
End of project: 12 / 2009

Comparative Evaluations of Innovative Solutions in European fisheries management (CEVIS)

Project manager: Dross, M.
End of project: 10 / 2008

EVIS examined four ideas: the use of participatory approaches to fisheries governance; rights-based regimes; effort-control regimes and decision-rule systems. CEVIS assessed the ideas in respect to four objectives: biological…

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Eco-Efficiency Analysis of Washing machines

Life Cycle Assessment and determination of optimal life span/Refinement of Task 4: Further use versus substitution of washing machines in stock

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I.
End of project: 11 / 2005

Based on the methodology of life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) in these studies both the optimal life-span of new washing machines (as input for product development strategies) as well as the question of further…

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Criteria for Assessing Environmental, Economic, and Social Aspects of Biofuels in Developing Countries in ecological, social, and economic terms

Project manager: Fritsche, U.
End of project: 02 / 2005

This expertise was produced in order to contribute to the ongoing debate on the economic, development, climate and energy policy dimensions of biofuel imports, e.g. from Brazil, and the associated consequences for the environment,…

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To publication "Criteria for Assessing Environmental, Economic, and Social Aspects of Biofuels in Developing Countries in ecological, social, and economic terms"

Clean Energy Network for Europe (CLEAN-E)

Project manager: Bürger, V.
End of project: 12 / 2006

The CLEAN-E project accompanied the establishment of new and the improvement of existing green power product labels in selected EU Member States. The establishment of new labels was accompanied by a wide range of activities. This…

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Branch- and product-related emission estimation tool for manufacturers, importers, and downstream users within the REACH-system

OECD Matrix Project – Part A: Technical Guidance for identifying an appropriate emission scenario / Part B: Technical Guidance for emission estimation: manual and software tool

Project manager: Bunke, D.
End of project: 02 / 2006
The RARE project sought to improve the understanding of the effectiveness of CSR as a policy instrument and how CSR can in practice benefit sustainable development in the EU.
The RARE project was carried out by a multi-disciplinary team of 16 researchers, scientists and consultants from seven leading research institutions from across the EU.
The project programme included:
Understanding and researching CSR Developing a CSR Impact Assessment tool Analysing and researching CSR in four sustainable development areas: environmental protection (climate and chemicals policies), resource management, gender equality and countering bribery Surveying CSR in three business sectors: the oil industry, the banking sector and the fisheries and fish processing industries Researching and developing in-depth case studies on CSR impact Carrying out an SME study Assessing the political and public policy dimensions of CSR
The book "Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe: Rhetoric and Realities" was published by Edgar Elgar Publishing in mid 2009. It contains the core results of the RARE project. Funding for the project was provided within the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme (Contract No. CIT2-CT-2004-506043)

Energy demand of tumble driers with respect to differences in technology and ambient conditions

Final Report

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I.
End of project: 01 / 2004

Tumble driers have a high ratio of and increasing impact on total electricity demand of households. In contrast to different other household appliances the market is not saturated yet and therefore growing selling rates can be…

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Sustainable consumption needs visions

Position paper by the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut)

Project manager: Eberle, U.
End of project: 08 / 2004

The present position paper “Sustainable consumption needs visions” was elaborated by the authors in a process of debate with numerous staff members of the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut),

building upon the findings gained…

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Economic measures for the reduction of the environmental impact of air transport:

noise-related landing charges (FKZ 201 96 107)

Project manager: Hochfeld, C.
End of project: 03 / 2004

Because of existing growth rates for air traffic and capacity extensions at many international airports, efforts to find effective instruments for the reduction of noise problems increase. Economic instruments gain increasingly in…

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To publication "Economic measures for the reduction of the environmental impact of air transport"

Green Goal - Environmental goals for the 2006 FIFA World Cup

Background paper on the concept phase (as at 31.03.2003)

Project manager: Hochfeld, C.
End of project: 03 / 2003

The hosting of the 2006 FIFA World Cup offers Germany a great opportunity to present itself as hospitable, keen on sports and also conscious of its responsibility towards the natural environment. The Organizing Committee (OC) of the…

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Scientific research on transgenic fish with special focus on the biology of trout and salmon

Research Report 360 05 023 - UBA-Texte 64/02

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 12 / 2002

Mobility Styles in Leisure Time: Reducing the environmental impacts of leisure and tourism travel

Summary

Project manager: Götz, K.
End of project: 06 / 2002

The research project primarily aims to close the gaps in research concerning the empirical description of leisure traffic (journey purposes, mobility characteristics); secondly, it seeks to provide new insights into the social and…

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Green genetic engineering and organic Farming

Project manager: Barth, R.
End of project: 09 / 2002

All over the world organic agriculture is legally bound not to use genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In Europe neither regulation 2092/91 on organic agriculture nor the seed legislation contain provisions which enable to prescribe…

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Environment and Tourism

A basic scientific report for the German federal government

Project manager: Schmied, M.
End of project: 12 / 2001

The goal of this basic report is, proceeding from an analysis of the problem, to devise recommendations for action to make tourism more environmentally sound. More specifically, the aim is to identify the environmental effects of…

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Who owns biological diversity?

A Brief Description of the Debate over the Rights to Biological Diversity in the North-South Context

Project manager: Tappeser, B.
End of project: 07 / 2000

In 1992 at the environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, the Convention on Biological Diversity was finally approved to work against the erosion of genetic diversity within species which accompanies the intensification of breeding and…

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Analysis of observed adverse effects from the release of genetically modified organisms

Project manager: Tappeser, B.
End of project: 01 / 2001

When it comes to identifying signs of (undesirable) environmental effects of transgenic organisms release experiments occupy a central role. This is why the gathering, communication, and discussion of release data relevant for the…

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To publication "Analysis of observed adverse effects from the release of genetically modified organisms"

Fukushima status quo and the effectiveness of the taken and planed measures towards radiological safety at the site

Project manager: Pistner, C.
End of project: 03 / 2016

The project provides back-ground information on the current Fukushima power plant decommissioning: knowledge state about the targets and the work progress, the inventories, the unresolved issues and hazards; facility’s current state…

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Sustainability Assessment Standard Framework for the global ICT Industry

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 01 / 2016

The overarching objective of this project is to develop a sustainability assessment standard framework (SASF) for the global ICT industry and to support the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) in institutionalizing the…

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