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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Nature-based solutions for climate protection: market-based instruments to support climate-friendly soil use

Project manager: Siemons, A. | Schneider, L.
Start of project: 06 / 2021

Soils play a special role in climate protection: Soils store more carbon than all vegetation and the atmosphere combined and act as a sink for greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the use of soils has other environmental impacts on,…

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5 years of SDGs – Strategies for an improved implementation of the 2030-Agenda for sustainable development an the interface of health and the environment

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 04 / 2021

The 5th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 is the starting point for the development of further strategies and approaches for the…

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Technical assistance for policy development and implementation on buildings policy and renovation

Project manager: Schumacher, K.
Start of project: 02 / 2021

Ammonia as marine fuel

Project manager: Cames, M.
Start of project: 02 / 2021

Material requirements in the award criteria of the Blue Angel environmental label - development of a guideline for action

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2021

The requirements for chemicals in products that are awarded the Blue Angel differ from product group to product group. In the project, a guideline is being developed to ensure more uniform and practical requirements.

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Representative survey on environmental awareness and behaviour including social science analyses

Project manager: Fischer, C.
Start of project: 01 / 2021

In the project, the 2020 Environmental Awareness Study is conducted The Environmental Awareness Study is a representative study on the environmental awareness and  behaviour of the German population, which is carried out every two…

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Counseling of the administrative district of Emsland regarding the results of the Sub-Areas Interim Report of the German Repository Search

Project manager: Chaudry, S.
End of project: 01 / 2021

Within the course of the German Repository Search sub-areas have been identified in which favourable geological conditions for the safe final disposal of high-level radioactive waste can be expected. Three salt domes have been named…

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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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Study to support the impact assessment for the review of Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles

Project manager: Baron, Y.
Start of project: 12 / 2020

The ELV Directive aims at making the dismantling and recycling of end-of-life vehicles more environmentally friendly. It includes provisions as to the deisgn of vehicles, such as prohibitions of hazardous substances, and sets clear…

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Study to assess requests for a renewal of seven (-7-) exemptions 18(b), 18(b)-I, 24, 29, 32 and 34 of Annex III and exemption 34 of Annex IV of Directive 2011/65/EU

Project manager: Moch, K.
Start of project: 12 / 2020

Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) states that "electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market, including cables and spare parts…

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A short scientific analysis that evaluates the potential and different means to define the EU land sink target from an ecological perspective.

Project manager: Böttcher, H.
End of project: 02 / 2021

E-Waste Compensation as an International Financing Mechanism in Nigeria

Project manager: Schleicher, T.
Start of project: 12 / 2020

The project main objective is to advance the concept of ‘waste compensation’ where international brands and users of electrical and electronic equipment can contribute to a sound management of equivalent e-waste volumes in developing…

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Transparent monitoring in practice: Supporting post-Paris land use sector mitigation

Project manager: Böttcher, H.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

What is transparent monitoring?

Transparent Monitoring (TM) approaches refer to datasets, tools, and portals etc. that support countries’ needs, e.g. in the land use sector, by providing complementary data to what is mandated by their…

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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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Technical support for analysis of some elements of the CO2 emission standards for heavy duty vehicles

Project manager: Kasten, P.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

Support to the assessment of the long-term strategies of the EU member states

Project manager: Gores, S.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

SUstainable Management in EXtractive industries —SUMEX (action)

Project manager: Dolega, P.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

Support for SMEs on mineral supply chain due diligence – maintenance phase (conflict minerals)

Project manager: Bulach, W.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

Renewable Heating and Cooling Pathways, Measures and Milestones for the implementation of the recast Renewable Energy Directive and full decarbonisation by 2050

Study on behalf of DG ENER

Project manager: Braungardt, S.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

Heating and cooling (H&C) account for around half of the EU energy use, with space heating taking the largest share of the EU’s final energy demand for H&C, followed by process heating and hot water. The EU H&C sector is largely based…

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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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