Yifaat Baron
Yifaat Baron
Yifaat Baron

Yifaat Baron

Senior Researcher
Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Special Expertise

  • Sustainable production, technology assessment
  • Electrical and electronic equipment: Technology and product assessment, questions of waste management regulation, RoHS, WEEE
  • Hazardous substances in products
  • Socio-economic analysis (REACH SEA)
  • Cost Benefit Analysis

Key Projects

  • 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)
  • Socio-Economic Analysis (SEA) for authorization and restriction under REACH: Evaluation of the abatement costs of chemicals - ex ante and ex post

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2012: Researcher at the Öko-Institut Freiburg, Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
  • 2010 – 2012: Consultant, Project Manager and Director of Water and Environmental Engineering Section, Planning and Environment Division, Infrastructure and Environment Unit at AVIV AMCG (Consulting firm)
  • 2009 – 2010 – Researcher at National Investigation Committee Concerning the Water Crisis in Israel, consultant for water management for the Judiciary, State of Israel
  • 2006-2009 – Researcher at the The Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research, Department for National Planning, Environment and Infrastructure
  • 2005 – 2009 – MA. in Environmental Management at the Natural Resource and Environmental Management Dept., Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel
  • 2000-2001: Academic year abroad at Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • 1996 – 2002 – B.Arch in Architecture and Town Planning at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Language Skills

Foreign Languages: German

Mother Tongues: English, Hebrew