Oeko-Institut is a leading European research and consultancy institute working for a sustainable future. Founded in 1977, the institute develops principles and strategies for realising the vision of sustainable development globally, nationally and locally.
Researchers in Freiburg, Darmstadt and Berlin complete approximately 350 projects each year. Work is organised around the subjects of Chemicals Management and Technology Assessment, Energy and Climate, Immission and Radiation Protection, Agriculture and Biodiversity, Sustainability in Consumption, Mobility, Resource Management and Industry, Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety as well as Law, Policy and Governance.
Based on value-oriented research, the institute provides consultancy for decision-makers in politics, industry and civil society, showing them ways of tackling the environmental challenges we face in an age of rapid social change and globalisation.
Our key clients are ministries and federal agencies, industrial enterprises and the European Union. In addition, the institute is commissioned by non-governmental organisations and environmental associations.
- Locations of the institute: Freiburg, Darmstadt and Berlin
- Founded in 1977
- Staff: more than 160 researchers
- Issues and divisions: “Energy & Climate”, “Infrastructure & Enterprises”, “Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety”, “Sustainable Products & Material Flows” and “Environmental Law & Governance”
- Chief executive officer: Michael Sailer