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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Thinking ahead regarding sustainable consumption: Evaluation and advancement of measures and instruments

Project manager: Grießhammer, R.
Start of project: 07 / 2017

In early 2016, the German Federal Government has adopted the National Programme on Sustainable Consumption which lists 172 measures for how Germany wants intends to achieve more sustainable consumption patterns. The programme…

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Municipalities innovative living spaces

Instruments for a need-oriented use of living spaces in municipalities, subproject 1

Project manager: Fischer, C.
Start of project: 06 / 2017

The District of Steinfurt is a rural area, characterized primarily by single- and two-family houses in private ownership. More and more elderly, often single people are living there in old, non-barrier-free buildings with poor…

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Evaluation of sustainability standards in the leather, textiles,  detergents and cleaning agents product groups  in the context of the "Quality check sustainability standards" project of the BMZe BMZ

Project manager: Moch, K.
End of project: 10 / 2017

In 2013, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with the project "Quality check of sustainability standards". The aim of the…

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Analysis of existing safety deficits of the AKW Cattenom

Project manager: Pistner, C.
End of project: 01 / 2018

Renewable electricity for transport in the context of the Renewable Energy Directive

Project staff:  Timpe, C.
End of project: 06 / 2017

Maintenance and development of internet databsae with renewable energies support schemes and related information (RES Legal Europe Maintenance)

Project manager: Bauknecht, D.
End of project: 10 / 2018

Blue Angel – A national ecolabel with international impact – Updating of the internationalization strategy and cooperation with other type I ecolabels

Project manager: Prakash, S.
Start of project: 04 / 2017

The overall objective of the project is to establish type I ecolabels worldwide, in particular the Blue Angel, in order to provide the consumer with reliable information on environmental and sustainability characteristics of products,…

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Annual review of Member States`greenhouse gas inventories under the Effort Sharing Decision

Project manager: Herold, A.
End of project: 06 / 2017

The significance of federal-level strategies on spatial development for environmental policy

Project manager: Wolff, F.
End of project: 03 / 2018

Challenges for spatially-relevant environmental and nature protection have strongly increased. In particular, the preservation of areas for the expansion of renewable energies, spatial adaptation to climate change including flood…

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Extension of the product lifespan through the enforcement of consumer rights

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 03 / 2018

The aim of the project is to raise awareness among consumers about their rights relating to an extension of product usage and life-time to achieve an increased enforcement of consumer rights. The following sub-objectives have been…

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Methods and measures to deal with socio-technical challenges in radioactive waste Management (SOTEC-radio)

Project manager: Brohmann, B.
Start of project: 04 / 2017

How to carry out the site selection, construction, and operation of a final repository especially for high-level radioactive waste? How to organize the long-term interim storage, which is necessary until this final repository is built?…

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To publication "The Self-reflecting Process – a New Challenge (?)" To publication "Radioactive waste management - a sociotechnical challenge"

Computers, Internet & Co – electronic consumer information on the information and communication technologies

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 06 / 2017

In the framework of the project, a consumer communication appropriate for the subject of information and communication technologies (ICT) is to be developed. Furthermore, corresponding thematic pages will be set up for the German…

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Power aspects in global value chains – approaches, impacts and perspectives for certification and due diligence schemes for biomass

Project manager: Schleicher, T.
Start of project: 02 / 2017

The project's overall objective is to formulate recommendations for action with respect to the possibilities and limitations of corporate due diligence and certification systems in the global value chains of biomass resources. Germany…

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Assessment of the current state of research on new reactor concepts

Project manager: Pistner, C.
End of project: 04 / 2017

Since several decades new reactor concepts, so called Generation IV reactors, are developed internationally. Declared aims of such developments are to achieve significant improvements with respect to Safety, Sustainability, Economics…

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Comparative economic and ecological assessment of innovative stationary

Project manager: Köhler, A.
End of project: 06 / 2017

Based on a multidisciplinary approach, the study aims at performing a comparative ecological evaluation and a comparative economic analysis of three selected decentralized stationary energy storage solutions. The comparison is carried…

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Power aspects in global value chains – approaches, impacts and perspectives for certification and due diligence schemes for biomass

Project manager: Schleicher, T.
Start of project: 02 / 2017

The project's overall objective is to formulate recommendations for action with respect to the possibilities and limitations of corporate due diligence and certification systems in the global value chains of biomass resources. Germany…

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Updating of the advisory service in the “sustainability” project

Project manager: Möller, M.
End of project: 05 / 2017

In 2013, Oeko-Institut advised MVV Energie AG on methodological questions on the calculation of CO2 savings from internal projects and the related data base. In the meantime, after some 100 strategic projects within MVV have been…

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Comparative Analysis of the Czech Repository Criteria

Project manager: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
End of project: 04 / 2017

In the Czech Republic, the preferred site for a repository for spent fuel elements and high-level radioactive waste is to be designated from currently 9 site areas by 2025. Several siting options are located near the provinces of Upper…

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Assessment of the FFH and environmental impact in the approval process for the combine use of TBL Ahaus also as interim storage facility for other radioactive substances in accordance with Section 7(1) of the Radioactive Pro-tection Ordinance (StrlSchV)

Project staff:  Spieth-Achtnich, A.
End of project: 09 / 2018

Within the  licensing procedure for an approval to use a part of the TBL Ahaus for interim storage of low and intermediate active waste an environmental impact assessment is necessary. OEko Institut examines the environmental impacts…

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Legal guidance for the Climate Action Plan 2050

Project manager: Keimeyer, F.
End of project: 08 / 2018
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