Sustainability and Transformation

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Projects

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Trend Analysis Resource Policy

The IZT uses methods of futures studies to identify relevant resource-political trends in society. Subsequently, scientists assess these trends according to their effect on the world’s climate and resource consumption. The goal of the project is to suggest appropriate resource and climate policy measures to the Umweltbundesamt. more...
2017 - 2021
Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

Energy Storage for the Manufacturing of Small and Medium Enterprises

This project of the Institute for Applied Ecology and the IZT examined energy storage systems in industrial manufacturing. The focus of this ecological and economic review were power storage systems that small and medium sized enterprises (SME) can utilize for fabrication. more...
2017
VDI Zentrum Ressourceneffizienz GmbH (VDI ZRE)
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"Resource scout" training model for apprentices

Apprentices should learn as of 2017 to work as "ResourceScouts", and encourage resource conservation and efficiency within their companies. A training module in accordance to this was developed during this project. more...
2016
Mittelstandsinitiative Energiewende und Klimaschutz
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Modelling the Greenhouse Gas Effects of Resource Politics

In the project a systemic model will be developed, in order to assess and to make visible the impacts of resource efficiency measures on greenhouse gas emissions. more...
2016-2019
Umweltbundesamt (UBA)
 

Education for Resource Conservation and Resource Efficiency (Network)

The network "Education for Resource Efficiency and Resource Conservation" will continue to exist beyond the end of the first project funding phase until 2019. It develops educational materials and organizes network conferences. more...
2015 - 2019
VDI Zentrum für Ressourceneffizienz GmbH (VDI ZRE)
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Evolution2Green: Strategies for a green economy

This project aims for an integrated strategy to transform our economic system into a green economy. Economic growth should be accompanied by ecological sustainability and social justice. more...
2015 - 2018
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Förderprogramm: Sozial-ökologische Forschung (SÖF)
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Replacing critical raw materials for environmental technologies

The project analyzed, evaluated and developed substitution strategies to prevent failure of environmental technologies due to raw material shortages. more...
2014 - 2015
Umweltbundesamt
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Automation 2025+

The ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers renewed its collaboration with the IZT and commissioned an integrated roadmap for its member companies in the automation sector. The following two fields of the future are in focus: industrial biotechnology and recycling of materials as a source of raw materials. The time frame extends to the years 2025+. more...
2013 - 2015
ZVEI - Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie e.V.

Education for resource conservation and resource efficiency

The research project "BilRess" aims at anchoring resource conservation and resource efficiency in all areas of education. more...
2012 - 2016
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB) + Umweltbundesamt
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Resource Conservation by the use of Green Future Technologies

By order of NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION UNION (NABU) the IZT will identifiy 'green' future technologies which promise on the one hand high environmental impacts and for which a particular resource economic relevance can be attested on the other hand. In the following the short-term study aims to provide an overview of companies which offer products based on 'green' future technologies and which are particularly interested in resource conservation. more...
2011
Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU)
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Criticality of non-fuel raw material supply for Germany

The KfW Group has commissioned a study to IZT in order to identify economically important non-fuel minerals and metals that could face severe supply problems. more...
2011
KfW Bankengruppe
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Green IT knowledge for students and for school IT administrators

How does resource-efficient and climate-friendly information technology for schools look like? How can students learn important things about "Green IT"? The project “Green IT” commissioned by the German Environment Agency focused on these questions. more...
2011 - 2013
Umweltbundesamt
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Value-based environmental sustainability analysis of Nordic companies

Together with the project partners IZT will create a value-based environmental sustainability analysis of Nordic companies using the Sustainable Value approach (www.sustainablevalue.com). The analysis will feed into the development of a Nordic value rating and the construction of a Nordic value index. more...
2009 - 2010
Queen's University Management School
 

Sustainably Successful?

In this project the newly developed Sustainable Value approach was applied to German companies on a large scale and tested in practice for the first time. more...
2006 - 2008
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
 
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