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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Nuclear Decommissioning: management of costs and risks
Challenges to Recycling and Environmental Aspects of Metals
Survey of the Environmental Impact Assessment in the approval process for decommissioning and dismantling of components of the nuclear power plant KKP1 in accordance with Section 7 (3) of the Atomic Law
In this project, Öko-Institut works as an evaluator in an environmental impact assessment of the dismantling of the Nuclear Power Plant Philippsburg 1. Also responsible for evaluation of safety, TÜV Süd is the leader of the project.…
Developing a concept for the overall reduction of energy demand: potentials, general conditions and tools to achieve energy saving goals of the National Energy Concept
In this project, an approach will be developed on how to exploit the potentials for absolute energy savings in Germany in order to meet the energy conservation targets of the German Federal Government. While usually the policy focus is…
Evaluation of the Energy Labelling Directive and specific aspects of the Ecodesign Directive
The study aims at
(a) evaluating the effectiveness of the Directive 2010/30/EU on energy labelling and the related implementing measures, and
(b) evaluating specific aspects of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC.
It will compile,…
Environmental information on products and services - requirements, tools, examples
Aim of the project is an update of the existing brochure from 2008 (published by BDI, BMU and UBA), taking into account the recent developments relating to PCF, PWF and PEF.
Utopia Product 2013. Environmentally sound products availabe at Saturn stores: Current EcoTopTen product recommendations, guidebook for the point of sale and guidelines for the sales staff
Providing the current EcoTopTen market overviews for the following seven product groups: televisions, refrigerators and freezers, espresso machines, washing machines, dishwashers, dryers and vacuum cleaners.
- Providing customer…
Reliable Disclosure Systems for Europe II
Carbon leakage and competitiveness assessment
Contributions to the German Obligations regarding the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management”
Since the preparation of Germany’s first national report, Öko-Institute substantially contributes to the German Obligations regarding the “Joint Convention”. Members of the Öko-Institute regularly participate in the respective working…
Assistance to the Commission on technological, socio-economic and cost-benefit assessment related to exemptions from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive) - Pack 3
In the context of this project, 5 exemption requests were evaluated according to the RoHS 2 criteria for justification of exemptions. After an initial completeness check of requests, available information for each request was subjected…
Smart protection goals for priority hazardous substances (EG/2008/105)
Maintenance of the chemical indicator set 2
Low-emission public procurement and eco-labelling – Support of the GIZ project in the detailed design of the regional workshop
Input ratios: Allocation coefficients for poly-cultures of coffee production
Study of Scoping of a Belgian national register for nanomaterials and products containing nanomaterials
Assistance in the re-engineering, implementation and operation of the Environmental Date Centre on Natural Resources
Verification of the suitability of the method proposed to produce early CO2 emission estimates
Impact assessment on options reviewing the targets contained in the Waste Framework Direktive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging Waste Directive
Conflict minerals - An evaluation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other resource-related measures
Since publication of a UN-report in 2002, it is widely recognized that the mining and trade of minerals in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo significantly contributes to financing violent conflicts. Although the…
To publication "Conflict minerals - An evaluation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other resource-related measures"