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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Experience in using standards in public procurement in six countries

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 12 / 2014

The aim of the project is to conduct a comparative analysis of six countries’ regulations and experience in using standards in public procurement. The six countries to be assessed are: United Kingdom, Netherlands, Austria,…

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Enhancement of the REACH requirements for (imported) articles- Options for improvement of the chemicals regulation

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 10 / 2014

The study investigates how modifications of the REACH and CLP Regulations can contribute to a better protection of human health and the environment against impacts caused by substances of very high concern (SVHC) in articles.

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To publication "Stärkung der Regelungen für (Import-)Erzeugnisse in der Chemikalienverordnung REACH"

Study of Scoping of a Belgian national register for nanomaterials and products containing nanomaterials

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 06 / 2013

Ak European Chemicals Policy

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 12 / 2014

Legal conditions for a general sustainability label

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 03 / 2013

The implementation of a nanoproduct register as an instrument to increase the transparency on the use of nanomaterials in the EU and to ensure the regulatory oversight on nanomaterials has been discussed for quite a time. Reasons to…

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Retreat of settlements – law and planning in context of climate and demographic change

Project manager: Schulze, F.
End of project: 11 / 2015

The project focuses on legal aspects regarding the phenomenon of retreat of settlements in Germany. The overall analysis extends to requirements of environmental protection for potential retreats of settlements. The study leads to a…

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Sufficiency in everyday life – concept, necessity, potentials, and political steering options

Project manager: Wolff, F.
End of project: 10 / 2013

The goal of the project is to compile and process existing knowledge on sufficiency and to launch an internal debate with the goal of preparing further activities (especially acquisitions). In Module 1, the current stand of research…

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To publication "When less is more - Sufficiency – Need and options for policy action" To publication "When less is more - Sufficiency: Terminology, rationale and potentials"

PolRess – Development of a societal and political debate regarding resource efficiency

Project manager: Hermann, A. | Keimeyer, F. | Schulze, F.
End of project: 08 / 2015

Concept and implementation of participation measures for the approval procedure of the pump-storage power plant Blautal

Project manager: Barth, R.
End of project: 12 / 2015

The municipal utility company of Ulm/Neu-Ulm (SWU) are planning, together with another company (Eduard Merkle), a pump storage hydro power station in the Blautal region. The project has given rise to concerns among the surrounding…

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Conformity Study for Germany: Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration

Project manager: Schütte, S.
End of project: 08 / 2011

CSR in retailing and manufacturing – update and extension of an empirical concept to survey six selected sectors

Project manager: Brunn, C.
End of project: 03 / 2011

Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR

Project manager: Barth, R.
End of project: 07 / 2013

The IMPACT project set out to evaluate current ways to assess impacts and to propose new methods to measure the impacts of CSR at different levels across European companies operating in 5 sectors – Automotive, Retail, ICT (information…

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Concept, coordination and implementation of additional participation measures for the approval procedure of the pump-storage power plant Atdorf

Project manager: Barth, R.
End of project: 03 / 2011

Development of a conceptual legal framework for a federal law of resource protection

Project manager: Schulze, F.
End of project: 08 / 2011

The objective of this project is to establish effective regulation for resource protection in the German Law. In this context a detailed concept for regulation on federal level will be developed. The concept includes key points as well…

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Legal feasibility study on the introduction of a nanoproduct register

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 02 / 2010

Conformity checking of measures by Member States to transpose directives in the sector of the environment – Case study for Packaging Ordinance

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 04 / 2009

This conformity study analyses in detail the provisions of Directive 94/62/EC in its consolidated version, and it compares it with the legislation in place in Germany.

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Ambitious environmental standards, modern environmental law – a progressive environmental code!

Project manager: Barth, R.
End of project: 05 / 2009

The impact of WTO and other trade negotiations on fisheries

Project manager: Acker, H.
End of project: 01 / 2009

International review of waste management policy

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 07 / 2009

Confidentiality and use of substance property data from substance property data bases of the Federal Environment Agency (Confidential Environmental Substance Information – Confides)

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 10 / 2008
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