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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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Computers, Internet & Co – electronic consumer information on the information and communication technologies

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 06 / 2017

In the framework of the project, a consumer communication appropriate for the subject of information and communication technologies (ICT) is to be developed. Furthermore, corresponding thematic pages will be set up for the German…

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Comparative economic and ecological assessment of innovative stationary

Project manager: Köhler, A.
End of project: 06 / 2017

Based on a multidisciplinary approach, the study aims at performing a comparative ecological evaluation and a comparative economic analysis of three selected decentralized stationary energy storage solutions. The comparison is carried…

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Updating of the advisory service in the “sustainability” project

Project manager: Möller, M.
End of project: 05 / 2017

In 2013, Oeko-Institut advised MVV Energie AG on methodological questions on the calculation of CO2 savings from internal projects and the related data base. In the meantime, after some 100 strategic projects within MVV have been…

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Support in the preparatory work for ecodesign and energy labelling measures including tyres labelling and Energy Star labelling programme from: Lot 1: Consumer NGOs: stakeholder representation

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 01 / 2017

The overall goal of this project is to ensure that the views of the European consumer organisations are represented and taken into account by decision-makers at EU level within the decision-making process for regulations in the context…

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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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Implementation of the Sustainable Assessment Framework (SASF) in the global ICT industry

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 04 / 2017

Initiated by GeSI and launched in February 2015, the Sustainability Assessment Framework (SASF) project set itself the ambitious goal of developing a comprehensive assessment tool to evaluate the sustainability performance of ICT…

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Consumer survey – Utilization of programs on the occasion of new policy options to improve the eco-design and energy labelling of washing machines

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 04 / 2017

The project aims at exploring to what extent an economical consumer behaviour in terms of programme selection and load volume can be triggered by means of ecodesign or energy labelling.

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Adaptation and update of the administrative regulation "Procurement and Environment - VwVBU"

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I.
End of project: 11 / 2017

With the adoption of the reform of the public procurement law by the German Federal Government, Green Public Procurement has gained additional significance. The adaptation of Public Procurement Law facilitates the procurement of…

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Scientific support for the national programme for sustainable consumption – Subproject 3: Environmental costs of consumer goods as a starting point for the improvement of market-related and non-market-related consumer information ('2nd price tag')

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I.
End of project: 09 / 2019

The German National Programme for Sustainable Consumption defines the development of a "2nd price tag" which may reflect the social and environmental impact of a product in monetary terms as a relevant comprehensive course of action…

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Consumer advice as a component of a successful resource policy

Project manager: Antony, F.
End of project: 08 / 2019

Ziel des Vorhabens ist es, relevante Aspekte des Ressourcenschutzes wie z.B. Material-, und Flächeneinsparungen sowie entsprechende Handlungsmöglichkeiten, etwa optimale Nutzungsdauer von Produkten, angepasste Einkaufsmengen, Wahl…

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Analysing substance derogation requests under Article 6.7 of Ecolabel Regulation EC 66/2010

Project manager: Baron, Y.
End of project: 12 / 2016

Article 6(6) of the Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 (EU Ecolabel Regulation) requires that ecolabelled products shall not contain substances and mixtures meeting the criteria for specific CLP classifications. Article 6(7) then gives the…

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Technical support to the development of BEMPs in 4 EMAS priority sectors. Lot 1: Electric and electronic equipment manufacturing

Project manager: Möller, M.
End of project: 10 / 2016

The study shall collect data on the Best Environmental Management Practices (BEMP) concerning selected techniques, measures and practices of electric and electronic equipment (EEE) manufacturing including most appropriate related…

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Promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for a Low -Carbon Economy in ASEAN

Project manager: Prakash, S.
Project staff:  Antony, F. | Rüdenauer, I. | Schleicher, T.
End of project: 06 / 2018

The overarching goal is to be able to contribute towards driving the policy framework for promoting the sustainable consumption and production pattern in ASEAN in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental…

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Environmental protection guards human rights! The global responsibility of German businesses

Project manager: Kampffmeyer, N.
End of project: 12 / 2017

In the context of a project funded from its own resources, Oeko-Institut investigates how German companies fulfil their obligations to protect human rights also in areas outside Germany. A particular focus will be on the nexus between…

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Scientific monitoring of the implementation of the ecodesign directive and the energy labelling directive - 3rd work programme

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 07 / 2019

Ziel des Projekts ist es, BMUB und UBA bei ihren Arbeiten zur Umsetzung der Ökodesign- und EVK-Richtlinie wissenschaftlich fundiert zu unterstützen. Konkret erfolgt dies über wissenschaftliche (Zu-)Arbeiten in den folgenden Bereichen:

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Market surveillance of the German eco label 'Blue Angel'

Project manager: Fischer, C.
Project staff:  Quack, D. | Brommer, E. | Bunke, D. | Gröger, J. | Stratmann, B. | Teufel, J.
End of project: 09 / 2019

The aim of the project is to develop and test a concept for a market surveillance programme for the environmental label “Blue Angel”. To this purpose, the market surveillance systems of existing eco-labels are being investigated in…

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Strengthening the ecological design as a purchasing criterion for consumers

Project manager: Fischer, C.
End of project: 08 / 2018

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen ecological design as a purchase criterion for consumers by improving the consistency of consumer expectations,  product development and business communication. It will also…

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Business Consulting Strategy – The Role of the Oeko-Institute

Project manager: Scherf, C.
End of project: 12 / 2016

Biodiversity criteria in public procurement and in the building sector - feasibility study & plans for action

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 10 / 2017

The consideration of biodiversity in the context of public procurement could have positive effects in terms of biodiversity conservation at various levels, and contribute to the national biodiversity strategy. However, there is in…

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UBA Procurement 2015 - Elaboration of scientific principles to promote the inclusion of environmental criteria in the award of contracts by public authorities

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 02 / 2019

The aim of the project is to support the Federal Environment Agency in its diverse activities with regard to the further promotion of an eco-friendly public procurement. In the course of the project, various work tasks are to be…

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