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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Expert opinion on the assessment of the storage of fuel elements from the Obrigheim nuclear power plant in the interim storage at the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant.

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 07 / 2017

At the decommissioned Obrigheim nuclear power plant, fuel elements are still being stored, which are to be loaded into castor casks for further interim storage. At the location of the KWO, there is no interim storage facility for…

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Clearance of waste from the Philippsburg nuclear power plant for incineration at the MVV Umwelt Ressourcen GmbH

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 12 / 2017

Radioactive contaminated wastes from the Philippsburg nuclear power plant should be incinerated in the MVV incineration facility in Mannheim. This waste is mainly contaminated protective clothing. The OEko-Institute was commissioned to…

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Assessment and Plausibility Check of the 2016 Cost Study by swissnuclear

End of project: 04 / 2017

The owners of the Swiss nuclear power plants are obliged by law to make payments to a decommissioning and a disposal fund, which must cover the costs of decommissioning and disposal costs incurred after the plant has been…

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Assistance in operation of Eurostat`s environmental data centre on waste dated 25 August 2016

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
End of project: 01 / 2019

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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Transformative strategies for an integrated urban quarter development: plans of action and assessment of options for German high-influx cities (so-called "Schwarmstädte")

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 12 / 2017

This collaborative project aims at developing integrated visions of the future, addressing the existing target conflicts from the perspective of municipalities and citizens. The project develops concrete recommendations for action at…

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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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Scientific and technical assistance for the maintenance and further development of indicators to monitor environmental and health benefits of the EU chemicals legislation

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2017

In this project, indicators on the positive effects of the European chemicals regulation are being developed or continued.

Study in cooperation with FoBIG and RPA (partners)

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Intra-EU Exchange to Raise Awareness and Build Capacity on Long-term Climate strategies

Project manager: Emele, L.
End of project: 06 / 2019

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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Study to assess socio-economic impact of substitution of certain mercury-based lamps currently benefitting of RoHS 2 exemptions in Annex III

Project manager: Baron, Y.
End of project: 09 / 2017

Towards the end of 2014, the EU Commission started receiving applications for the renewal of various exemptions listed in Annex III of the Directive. A large number of exemptions that had been listed in the Directive annex at the time…

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Evaluation of the Directive 2006/66EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and aaccumulators

Project manager: Stahl, H.
End of project: 02 / 2018

Resource taxes and related instruments- an overview

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 12 / 2016

Advisory services: REACH supply chain communication

End of project: 03 / 2017

Advisory services for the UNIWELL pipe systems Corporation

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Study on EU Financing of REDD readiness activities, and result-based payments pre and post 2020: sources, cost-effectiveness and fair allocation of incentives

Project manager: Böttcher, H.
Project staff:  Siemons, A.
End of project: 11 / 2017

ENavi - Navigation system to evaluate and analyze systemic cross-linkages of energy transformation

Project manager: Brohmann, B.
End of project: 09 / 2019

Visions in a plural society" deals with different visions of the energy transformation of various societal groups.

 

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Pharmacies as central places for the (environmentally-)conscious handling of drugs

End of project: 07 / 2019

Besides medical doctors and users of drugs, pharmacists are a key group in the context of environmental drug issues. They advise and inform customers on how to use drugs correctly, which side effects or interactions are to be…

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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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Developing international soil law: Institutional analysis and policy recommendations

Project manager: Wolff, F.
End of project: 12 / 2018

The pressure of use on soil resources is continuously increasing and the state of soil is declining worldwide. Soil-specific regulations or management approaches in international law have remained relatively scarce compared to other…

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