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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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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Concepts for the enforcement of climate protection laws in the building sector including third parties

Project manager: Keimeyer, F.
Project staff:  Hesse, T.
End of project: 09 / 2019

The research project contributes to the most effective implementation of the German Energy Saving Ordinance and Renewable Energies Heat Act by the German federal states – especially in light of the planned merger of the existing…

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To publication "Concepts for the enforcement of climate protection laws in the building sector including third parties"

Update of the Advisory opinion on the EU-Stresstest results of the nuclear power plant Beznau

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

In October 2012 the Oeko-Institute analyzed the results of the EU-Stresstest for the nuclear power plant Beznau in Switzerland with respect to missing or insufficiently addressed safety aspects. In addition, further safety relevant…

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Analysis and aggregation of Member States information on climate finance

Project manager: Herold, A.
Project staff:  Siemons, A.
End of project: 02 / 2017

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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Ghanaian-German Financial Cooperation (FC): Sound disposal and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment - Feasibility Study for the preparation of a new FC project

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 02 / 2017

Report 1: Feasibility study for the preparation of a new FC project with regard to sound disposal and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment in Ghana.

Report 2: Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for…

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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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Survey of the Environmental Impact Assessment in the approval process for decommissioning and dismantling of components of the nuclear power plant GKN II in accordance with Section 7 (3) of the Atomic Law

Project manager: Spieth-Achtnich, A.
End of project: 12 / 2017

Survey of the Environmental Impact Assessment in the approval process for decommissioning and dismantling of components of the nuclear power plant KKP 2 II in accordance with Section 7 (3) of the Atomic Law

Project manager: Spieth-Achtnich, A.
End of project: 12 / 2017

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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Consultancy regarding implementation of a host-rock-independent maximum surface temperature for high-level waste packages under precautionary aspects of final disposal

End of project: 10 / 2016

The Federal Ministry of the Environment is in charge of amending the German safety requirements for the final disposal of heat generating radioactive waste in the light of recommendations given by the German “Endlagerkommission”.…

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Potential radiological consequences of clearance for disposal according to § 29 StrlSchV in the subsequent use of a landfill during post closure care and in the period afterwards

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 12 / 2018

Potential radiological consequences of the reuse of landfill sites where released radioactive waste was deposed were not regarded in the past. But agricultural reuse of a landfill in Baden-Württemberg is planned. Therefore, potential…

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Scientific-technical to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) with respect to ad hoc questions in the framework of federal oversight

Project manager: Mohr, S.
End of project: 08 / 2018

The aim of the project is to provide scientific-technical advice to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety with respect to short term, ad-hoc questions in the context of the federal oversight…

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Research Study: European Energy Industry Investments

Project manager: Ludig, S.
End of project: 12 / 2016

RoHS dossier on small brominated alkyl alcohols

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

In 2014, the Danish EPA performed a survey on brominated flame retardants (BFRs). On the basis of its results, the Danish Technical University (DTU Food) investigated possibilities of grouping BFRs. One of the groupings; the small…

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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

Professional support and preparation of documents adressing environmental impact assessment of on-site interim storage facility Brunsbüttel

Project manager: Spieth-Achtnich, A.
End of project: 06 / 2018

Within the licensing procedure for new approval of the on-site interim storage facility Brunsbüttel an environmental impact assessment is necessary. Oeko-Institute examines the environmental impacts of the project as well as the…

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Assistance provided in connection with crack indications in the reactor pressure vessel of the nuclear power plant Beznau 1

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

In 2015, ultrasonic testing indications were discovered in the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of the Beznau nuclear power plant unit 1 that requires a new verification of the structural integrity by the operator. The Oeko-Institute was…

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