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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Export of green and sustainable (environmental) infrastructure – Preparation of a delegation trip

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 04 / 2019

As part of the "Export Initiative Environmental Technologies" project of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Oeko-Institut supported the German Society for International Cooperation…

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Evaluation of public participation – Improving planning and permitting of major environmentally-relevant projects through participation of citizens and environmental organisations

Project manager: Schütte, S.
Start of project: 01 / 2019

The research project assesses the advantages of public participation in planning and approval procedures, with a focus on the improved consideration of environmental concerns. It also examines the extent to which the possible costs and…

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REACH Radar Plus - Support for SMEs on problematic substances, detection, substitution, conformity testing

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 12 / 2018

REACH Radar Plus is an Excel-based tool that helps companies identify critical substances. This includes substances that are already legally restricted or for which such a restriction is to be expected. The substances are on various…

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Capacity building to facilitate implementation of the Effort Sharing legislation, with focus on ex-post evaluation and policy lessons learned

Project manager: Förster, H.
Start of project: 12 / 2018

Support for SMEs on mineral supply chain due diligence - implementation phase (conflict minerals)

Project manager: Schüler, D.
Start of project: 12 / 2018
The project connects the concurrent yet often detached discourses on due diligence, sustainability management, supply chain management etc., with the aim to build a consistent and improved political framework towards sustainable and responsible business conduct. As part of the project, the project team will analyse central concepts and their terminology, hold an international conference and draw recommendations on how to improve environmental and human rights due diligence through both voluntary and legal means.

Generic analysis of operational experience in nuclear power plants

Project manager: Kurth, S.
Start of project: 11 / 2018

Voluntary certification scheme for waste treatment - CEWASTE (action)

Project manager: Baron, Y.
Start of project: 11 / 2018

The CEWASTE project contributes to an improved recovery of valuable and critical raw materials (CRMs) from key types of waste through traceable and sustainable treatment processes in the entire supply chain of secondary raw materials.…

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Research Project “Holistic management of energy- and resource efficiency in companies” (MERU)

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 11 / 2018

Die ökologischen Belastungsgrenzen des Planeten stehen unter Druck. Dazu tragen die gegenwärtigen Konsum- und Produktionsmuster maßgeblich bei. Zwar konnte die Energie- und Ressourceneffizienz in den letzten Jahren durch Innovationen…

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Collection and disposal of "cross-over" waste electrical equipment

Project manager: Köhler, A.
Start of project: 11 / 2018

The project creates a knowledge base for the handling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that falls under the open scope of the ElektroG. A more precise definition of these products, which are referred to ad interim as…

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Study to support the Commission in gathering structured information and defining of reporting obligations on waste oils and other hazardous waste

Project manager: Stahl, H.
Start of project: 10 / 2018

Revision and further development of the environmental criteria in the clothing and textiles product group as part of sector project "Sustainability standards and public-private responsibilities"

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 11 / 2018

In March 2013, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) with the project "Quality Check Sustainability Standards". The aim of the…

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Identification of stakeholder-related options of action for a turnaround in food and agriculture with a view to shaping the CAP after 2020

Project manager: Teufel, J.
Start of project: 09 / 2018

The project analyses the transformation in agriculture and food in an integrated way, with regard to the transformation needs, the actors involved and espe-cially with regard to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The project also…

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Indo-German Financial Cooperation - Scoping assignment solid waste management

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 12 / 2018

The Indian Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the German Development Bank KfW consider co-operation in the field of municipal solid waste management and circular economy. In this planning phase, the interdisciplinary…

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Study to assess two exemption requests in Annexes III and IV to Directive 2011/65/EU

Project manager: Moch, K.
End of project: 05 / 2019

Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2) provides that "electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market, including cables and spare…

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Sustainable finance and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals - status quo and future perspectives

Project manager: Scherf, C.
End of project: 09 / 2019

The financial market plays a key role in funding environmental change and promoting global sustainable development. Against this background, the project analyses how the current financial system and capital markets will need to be…

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Screening of the safety requirements of the final repository Konrad according to the current state of science and technology (ÜsiKo): Review of Phase 1 "Determination of the need for screening"

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 01 / 2019

In 2002 the final repository for low and intermediate level waste "Konrad" was granted project approval. 16 years later the safety requirements are subject to screening according to the current state of science and technology (ÜsiKo).…

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Reduction of commercial noise in cities

Project manager: Schütte, S.
Project staff:  Brohmann, B.
Start of project: 08 / 2018

The research project focuses on the build-up of existing German cities and analyses health risks with respect to noise in living areas near commercial sites.

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Briefing for the ENVI delegation on China climate policies with emphasis on ist carbon trading markets

Project manager: Cames, M.
End of project: 10 / 2018

Analysis, aggregation and assessment of Member States' information on climate finance received under the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR)

Project manager: Moosmann, L.
Start of project: 08 / 2018
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