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Emerging waste streams – Challenges and opportunities

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 02 / 2021

The energy transition is geared to help achieve the climate mitigation ambitions of the EU but should also be in line  with other environmental objectives of the European Green Deal. In this context, establishing models that ensure…

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Using emerging data streams for monitoring the uptake of Circular Economy in Europe

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 09 / 2022

Measuring and monitoring the achievement of Circular Economy goals requires a continuous and systematic collection of data on how far a state, a region, a municipality, an economic sector, specific companies or organisations are on the…

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Ambitious GHG mitigation in the agricultural sector: Analysis of sustainable mitigation potential in selected countries

Project manager: Siemons, A.
End of project: 08 / 2022

In this research project, Öko-Institut supported UBA in leading IG AFOLU during the German Council Presidency in 2020, with project staff taking on administrative-logistical tasks around the UNFCCC processes on land use aspects,…

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Challenges and success factors for cross-border public participation in the site selection process (HErüber)

Project manager: Schütte, S. | Mbah, M.
Project staff:  Kelly, R. | Ustohalova, V.
End of project: 07 / 2022

The Standortauswahlgesetz (StandAG), a German law defining the process for the selection of a final repository, regulates the individual procedural steps for a scientifically based, participatory and transparent search for a secure…

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Circular City Berlin - steps from potential towards implementation


Project manager: Gröger, J.
Project staff:  Gsell, M.
End of project: 12 / 2020

The aim of the project is to investigate the potential of a circular economy in Berlin ("Circular City Berlin") with regard to its social and ecological effects, to explore possible steps of implementation and of supporting the…

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Service contract for technical assistance to the Commission pertaining to exemptions l(a - e), l(f), 2(a), 2(b)(3), 2(b)(4), 3, 4(a), 4(b), 4(c), 4(e), and 4(f) of Annex III of Directive 2011/65/EU

Project manager: Baron, Y.
End of project: 08 / 2021

Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment provides “that EEE placed on the market, including cables and spare parts for its repair, its reuse,…

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Sustainable solutions for reducing plastic packaging in Asia

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 01 / 2023

The overall aim of Öko-Institut's activities in Asia is to contribute to the promotion of sustainable consumption and production patterns (SCPs) in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. This will be achieved by identifying, developing and…

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Safety analysis and risk assessment of an application of Small Modular Reactors

Project manager: Pistner, C.
End of project: 01 / 2021

An overview of currently internationally pursued reactor concepts under the term SMR, a scientific assessment of possible fields of application and the associated safety issues and risks will be developed.

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Verification and adaptation of boundary conditions to determine clearance values

End of project: 03 / 2023

Modelling and parameter values on which the derivation of the clearance values of the Radiation Protection Ordinance is based are compared with clearance practice using selected examples. In the case of relevant deviations, it is…

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What would be the economic and environmental impacts of extending the useful life of electrical/electronic equipment?

End of project: 10 / 2020

For some years now, there has been increasing evidence that the life or useful life of electrical and electronic products has been reduced. This is a disadvantage for consumers who have to replace the appliance with a new one,…

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Analysis, aggregation and assessment of Member States’ information on climate finance

Project manager: Siemons, A.
End of project: 05 / 2022

This study supports DG Climate Action in aggregating data and information from EU member states regarding climate-related financial support to developing countries under Article 16 of the MMR and Article 19 of the Governance…

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DENEFF_Green Recovery

Project manager: Repenning, J.
End of project: 04 / 2021

Service contract for support to the development of monitoring, reporting and verification modalities, procedures and guidelines under the UNFCCC, and to the participation by the EU in UNFCCC technical reviews

Project manager: Moosmann, L.
Start of project: 07 / 2020

Study supporting the impact assessment of the ReFuelEU Aviation initiative

Project manager: Kasten, P.
End of project: 06 / 2021

tdAcademy for transdisciplinary research and studies

Project manager: Brohmann, B.
End of project: 05 / 2023

Kopernikus project Ariadne - Evidence-Based Assessment for the Design of the German Energy System Transformation - Subproject Sectoral Focus analysis heat transition: Identification and evaluation of instruments

Project manager: Köhler, B.
End of project: 05 / 2023

Ariadne - The common thread through the energy transition

Climate targets alone are no guarantee of success. To achieve them, concrete measures must be taken. The project aims to show ways through the complex detailed issues of the…

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Platform for Policy Dialogue and Cooperation between EU and China on Emission Trading

Project manager: Healy, S.
End of project: 05 / 2021

Assessment of safety status of close-border nuclear installations

Project manager: Pistner, C.
Start of project: 06 / 2020

The UMBW is supported by a technical assessment and evaluation of documents in the technical evaluation of incidents and projects as well as general safety issues concerning close-border nuclear facilities in neighbouring countries.

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Support of BASE in the process analysis of the site selection procedure (PaSta)

Project manager: Mbah, M. | Spieth-Achtnich, A. | Schütte, S.
End of project: 12 / 2022

The site selection procedure for a repository for high-level radioactive waste in the Federal Republic of Germany is regulated by the Site Selection Act (StandAG). The requirements contained therein regarding a "participatory,…

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LAND-use based MitigAtion for Resilient Climate pathways

Project manager: Böttcher, H.
Start of project: 06 / 2020
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