Completed Projects

2008 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: Long-Term Policies: Governing Social-Ecological Change

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Jun 01, 2007 — Dec 31, 2010

Projectpartners: Oldenburg Centre for Sustainability Economics and Management, CENTOS, Universität Oldenburg

Environment and the Single Market

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Dec 01, 2007 — Jun 30, 2010

Project partners: University of Konstanz, GermanyPolicy Studies Institute, London, United KingdomAdelphi Research, Berlin, Germany

Marie Curie Training Course on the Human Dimension of Global Environmental Change

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Jan 01, 2007 — Dec 31, 2010

Project partners: Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Links between the Environment and Competitiveness

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Sep 15, 2007 — Sep 15, 2008

Project partners: Centre For Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and PolicyWuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and EnergyEnvironmental Policy Research Centre (FFU)Adelphi Consult GmbHIEEP London – Institute for European Environmental Policy, London

Co-ordination Action for Innovation in Life-Cycle Analysis for Sustainability (CALCAS)

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Sep 01, 2006 — Feb 28, 2009

Project partners: Ente Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente (ENEA); Institute of environmental sciences, Leiden University (CML);Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL);Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (WI);Division of Technology, Industry and Economics - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);Institute for Environment and Sustainability (JRC IES);School of Chemical Engineering Analytical Science – University of ...

Environmental Policy Integration and Multi-level Governance (EPIGOV)

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Feb 01, 2006 — Jan 31, 2009

Project partners: Ecologic,Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI),Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM),Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP),European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA),Programme for Research and Documentation for a Sustainable Society, University of Oslo (UiO),The University Institute of European Studies , Institut Universitari d’Estudis Europeus (IUEE),Department of Geography at the University of Aegean Lesvos, Greece (UA),Central European University ...

Evaluating Integrated Impact Assessments (EVIA)

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Feb 01, 2006 — Jan 31, 2008

Projektpartner: Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim;Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) London and Brussels;Avanzi - idee ricerche e progetti per la sostenibilita’, Milano;Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) Joint Research Centre, Seville;Centre for Regulatory Governance at the University of Exeter (UK);The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) – Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Modelling National Environmental Capacities

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke

Oct 01, 2005 — Nov 30, 2007

Project description Against the background of the academic debate on potentials and limits of national policymaking in global multi-level governance the project seeks to determine the environmental capacity of industrialised countries with the help of formal methods, including statistical modeling. The project is expected to produce new and comprehensive insights regarding the question, which possibilities for successful national policy-making are left, which capacities are needed and what ...

2003 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change 'Governance for Industrial Transformation'

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Apr 01, 2003 — Dec 31, 2003

Projekt partners Environmental Policy and Global Change Working Group of the German Association of Political ScienceGlobal Governance ProjectVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, PIK, FFU, University of OldenburgGerman Association for Ecological Economic Research e.V. (VÖW)SUSTIME project, University for Applied Science, Lausitz

2004 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change “Greening of Policies - Interlinkages and Policy Integration”

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Apr 01, 2004 — Dec 31, 2004

Project partners: AK Umweltpolitik/Global Change der DVPWGlobal-Governance-ProjektVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, PIK Potsdam, Uni Oldenburg

2006 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: “Resource Policies: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity”

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Apr 01, 2006 — Dec 31, 2006

Project partners: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) BerlinHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Fachbereich RessourcenökonomieInstitut für Ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW)

2010 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: “The Social Dimension of Environmental Change and Governance”

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Apr 01, 2010 — Jan 31, 2011

Project partners:German Development Institute (DIE)

2012 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

Dr. Sabine Weiland, Dr. Klaus Jacob

Apr 01, 2012 — Oct 31, 2012

The Environmental Policy Research Centre of the Freie Universität Berlin and the LIAISE Network of Excellence (‘Linking Impact Assessment Instruments and Sustainability Expertise’) organize the 2012 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, which will be held on 5-6 October, 2012, in Berlin.  From climate change to stock market crashes, societies are increasingly confronted with complex, interconnected economic, social and environmental problems. Public and ...

Comparative Analysis of Industrial Policy Measures

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Nov 15, 2007 — Apr 15, 2008

Project partners: Adelphi Research

Consideration of Sustainability Aspects in Policy Impact Assessment

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Dec 01, 2010 — Jan 14, 2011

The Environmental Policy Research Centre gives an overview on the recent developments in sustainability impact assessment (SIA). The study looks at innovations in SIA processes within the European Commission and five European countries (UK, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany). On this basis, the study compiles similarities and differing developments in this jurisdictions with regard to the following criteria: Area of application and proportionality appropriateness of assessment ...

Environment, Innovation and Employment in a European Context (UIB)

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Nov 01, 2006 — Jun 30, 2007

Projektpartner: Adelphi Research, BerlinZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), Mannheim

Environmental strategy development- Sustainable Management of political environmental goals and strategies

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Sep 01, 2009 — Dec 31, 2011

Project partners: IFOK GmbH

Evaluating the Austrian Sustainable Development Strategy

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke, Dr. Klaus Jacob

May 01, 2005 — Nov 30, 2005

Project partners: Adelphi Consult,D-Coach

Expert Group on the State of Art in Europe on Responsible Research and Innovation

Jan 01, 2012 — Dec 10, 2012

There is an increasing attention to Responsible Research and Innovation both in the private and public sector. Amongst others, Research Councils have introduced specific funding schemes on Responsible Research and Innovation and governmental bodies and private companies are supporting the use of codes of conduct, in particular sensitive areas of research. Furthermore, Technology Assessment offices are contributing to Responsible Research and Innovation initiatives. Klaus Jacob will be a member ...

From Pilot Markets to Lead Markets. Policy-Frameworks for the Development of International Markets for Innovations of a Sustainable Economy

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke

Mar 01, 2001 — Dec 31, 2003

Project partners: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)Institut for Ecological Economic Research e.V. (IÖW)Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Green Jobs in Asia – Potentials and Prospects

Jan 01, 2012 — Mar 31, 2012

Environmental catastrophes and forecasts of climate change implications illustrate the risks that are evoked by resource-intensive and environmentally harmful economic models. This is why a transition towards “green growth” is increasingly called for. Environmental technologies are being seen as the motor for an environmentally friendly and sustainable economy. With the due willingness to invest, positive growth and employment effects can be generated so that climate and environment ...

I.Q. Tools - Indicators and Quantitative Tools for Sustainable Development

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke

Jan 01, 2004 — Jun 30, 2006

Project partners: Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung, MannheimUniversität HeidelbergUniversity of SussexEuropean Commission, Joint Research Centre Seville, IPTSInstitute for European Environmental Policy, LondonAVANZI, Milano

Improving the Effectiveness of Regulatory Impact Assessment in Ensuring Policy Coherence in the Design and Implementation of Regulatory and Environmental Policy

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Aug 01, 2010 — Nov 30, 2010

In principle, Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) has great potential to improve policy coherence by ensuring the alignment of values across disparate regulatory initiatives and policy fields. Over the past decade and longer, RIA has been widely adopted across OECD countries and the European Union for evaluating the costs and benefits of regulatory and non-regulatory alternatives. Nonetheless, many institutional and methodological issues have been identified with its application. Among these ...

Increasing the Policy Impact of Sustainability Science

Sep 01, 2011 — Dec 31, 2012

In cooperation with: ISOE, IÖW

Influence of the users behaviour on the consumption of gas in insulated houses

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke

Oct 10, 1998 — Sep 30, 1999

Project description As part of the project a written survey of 104 households in two residential areas in Saxony have been conducted. The project aimed at identifying the influence of the users behaviour on the consumption of gas. Despite of the identically construction of the houses and the same climate conditions, the consumption varied by the factor 3. Data was collected on the intensity of use (number of occupants, periods of attendance, etc.), energy related behaviour and knowledge. The ...

Innovation Potentials in Eco-friendly Public Procurement

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Oct 01, 2008 — Sep 30, 2009

Project partners: Adelphi Research

Institutions and Procedures of Parliamentary Sustainability Policy

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Mar 15, 2011 — Oct 14, 2011

In cooperation with: Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT)

Integrated Environmental Governance

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Feb 01, 2011 — Dec 31, 2013

Project partner: Hebrew University Jerusalem

Integration of social science knowledge into environmental communication

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke

Oct 01, 1999 — Dec 31, 2001

Projektbeschreibung Zentrales Ziel des Vorhabens war die Identifizierung von Ansätzen zur Verbesserung des Transfers der Ergebnisse sozialwissenschaftlicher Umweltforschung und die Ableitung entsprechender Empfehlungen. Dazu wurden durch Expertenbefragungen, Literatur- und Internetrecherchen wesentliche Wissensbestände sozialwissenschaftlicher Umweltforschung in den drei exemplarisch ausgewählten Problemfeldern Klimawandel, Verlust an Biodiversität und Ressourcenverbrauch ...

Interest groups in industrialised countries and national policy networks and their influence on the global environmental policy

General project coordinator: Prof. Yutaka ...

Jun 01, 2000 — Dec 31, 2000

Project partners: Prof. Gesine Foljanty-Jost (University of Halle)Prof. Yutaka Tsujinaka (Tsukuba University)Ass Prof. Miranda Scheurs (University of Maryland)

International Workshop: 'The Environmental Dimension of Impact Assessment'

Prof. Dr. Martin JänickeDr. Klaus Jacob

Mar 15, 2004 — Aug 31, 2004

Project partners: Dr. Klaus Rennings (ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung)Dipl.-Pol. Julia Hertin (SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Resarch)

Material Efficiency and Resource Conservation (MaRess)

General project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Peter ...

Jul 25, 2007 — Dec 31, 2010

Project partners: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy et. al.

Meta-Analysis – Strategies of Sustainability in Politics and Economics

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Sep 01, 2008 — Nov 30, 2010

Projekt partners: Adelphi Research gGmbHInstitute for Ecologic Economy Research

Options for the design of a Sustainability Impact Assessment for the OECD

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Aug 01, 2010 — Sep 30, 2010

Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) is the formalised and knowledge-based ex ante evaluation of planned policies in terms of their likely impacts on the different aspects of sustainable development (SD). This typically entails several steps including an analysis of the policy problem, the description of several options for change and the analysis and comparison of these options. The issues and priorities of SD vary in regard to the respective jurisdiction and socio-economic context. SD has ...

Overview and assessment of tools for assessing the impact of trade policy and promotion on the environment in the context of development cooperation

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Apr 16, 2012 — Aug 31, 2012

There has been a longstanding academic debate about the positive as well as negative impacts of trade liberalisation on the environment. Similar to the broader debate on the gains from trade, this discussion offers no easy answer for policy makers. Rather, it has shown that minimizing trade-related threats to the environment and maximizing opportunities requires a nuanced understanding of likely country-specific environmental impacts arising from trade policy and trade promotion activities. ...

POINT 3 D: Integration of Sustainability Targets into Sectoral Policies

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke

Jun 01, 2002 — Mar 31, 2004

Project partners: Technische Universität BerlinWuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, EnergyFU Berlin, Department of LawBAUM Consult AG

Peer Challenger Report - Facilitating the Review of German Sustainability Policies

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Dec 01, 2008 — Oct 31, 2009

Project partners: Adelphi Research GmbHIFOK GmbH

Review of Impact Assessment Systems in selected OECD countries

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Jul 01, 2011 — Nov 03, 2011

Most, if not all OECD countries have introduced requirements for the ex-ante Impact Assessment (IA) of planned legislationduring the past two decades. Originally, they focused on regulations and on their costs for business. Since then, many countries have reformed their approaches and extended the scope to a wider range of policies and including other thematic aspects including impacts on the environment, social aspects, administrative burden, etc. There is, however, no uniform approach in the ...

Rio World Summit on Sustainable Development 2012 - Governance for a Green Economy


Jul 01, 2011 — Sep 30, 2011

In the light of the upcoming Rio 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the study explores the stances of European civil society actors on issues related to the Green Economy as part of Sustainable Development. For that purpose, the study discusses the most important streams of debate related to the Green Economy within the context of sustainable development and aims at identifying different discourse within them. Furthermore, it analyses which issues are considered most ...

Scenarios for an integrated sustainable development policy using the example of the Sustainable City 2030

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Dec 01, 2009 — Nov 30, 2011

Partners: Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (Difu) Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT)

Series of Workshops on Ecological Industrial Policy

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Nov 15, 2007 — Aug 31, 2008

Project partners: Adelphi Consult GmbH

Starting points for advancing innovative environmental and efficiency technologies -– deliverable 1: export promotion

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Oct 06, 2009 — Dec 31, 2010

Projektpartner: Adelphi Research, Arepo Consult

Structural Change and Environmental Protection in Selected Basic Industries (1)

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke

May 01, 1995 — Apr 30, 1997

Publictions Binder, Manfred / Jänicke, Martin / Petschow, Ulrich (Hrsg.): Green Industrial Restructuring. International Case Studies and Theoretical Implications. Springer, Berlin 2001. Jänicke, Martin / Binder, Manfred / Mönch, Harald: "Dirty Industries": Wandlungsmuster im Industrieländervergleich. In: Mez, Lutz / Jänicke, Martin (Hrsg.): Sektorale Umweltpolitik. Analysen im Industrieländervergleich. Berlin: edition sigma 1997, S. 187-214. Jänicke, Martin / Binder, Manfred / ...

Structural Change and Environmental Protection in Selected Basic Industries (2)

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke

Feb 01, 1997 — Feb 28, 2000

Projektpartner: Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW), BerlinInstitut für interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung der UniversitätenInnsbruck, Klagenfurt und Wien (IFF), Wien, ÖsterreichCentre d'économie et d'éthique pour l'environnement et le développement (C3ED)Universität Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, FrankreichDepartment of Leisure Studies, Tilburg University, NiederlandeDepartment of Environment, ...

Study of Sustainable Development Initiatives and Strategies (Rioplus)

Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke

Dec 15, 2003 — May 31, 2004

Project partners: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)Stratos Consult (Canada)

Study on reducing environmentally harmful subsidies

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Oct 01, 2010 — Dec 31, 2010

Project Partner:Green Budget Germany

Study visit to Kenya ‘Environmental and Natural Resource Governance’

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Oct 01, 2007 — Oct 13, 2007

Project partners: Moi Universität, Eldoret, Kenia

Sustainability Assessment within Regulatory Impact Assessment

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Aug 01, 2008 — Jan 31, 2009

Project description On behalf of the Bertelsmann Foundation the Environmental Policy Research Centre examined options for the implementation of a sustainability impact assessment within the German legislative process. The federal cabinet decided the introduction of such an instrument within the 2008 Progress Report of the German Sustainability Strategy The resulting study aims to assist its implementation .On the basis of a comparative analysis of other countries’ experiences with ...

Sustainability Check Luxembourg

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Jan 01, 2011 — May 31, 2011

The Luxembourg Sustainability Plan foresees the conduction of a sustainability check for national policy initiatives. In order to provide guidelines for such a sustainability impact assessment the Luxembourg Ministry for Sustainability in cooperation with Movement Ecologique (one of the main environmental NGOs in Luxemburg) has commissioned the FFU To conduct an exemplary sustainability check on a current policy, To develop guidelines for future sustainability checks to be carried ...

Third Industrial Revolution – Challenges and Opportunities for Society and Politics

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Apr 01, 2008 — Nov 20, 2008

Project description The term industrial revolution has always been linked to key tech-nologies. The first industrial revolution was linked to the invention of the steam-engine, another to the vast electrification and the inven-tion of the automobile. The invention of computers caused a compa-rable transformation. These key technologies had great implications for almost every economic sector or area of life and the organization of societies. Another perspective on the issue tackles the energy ...

Tools for Impact Assessment in the field of environmental protection – Development of an EIA tool in Poland

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Sep 01, 2010 — Apr 30, 2011

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is already a standardised and institutionalised framework, which has been in place for decades and has been integrated in legislation and regulation for many years. However, EIA has also been thoroughly criticized for being a marginal and disconnected procedure with no real influence on decision-making processes. As a regulatory requirement for the project proponent, the procedure is usually seen as a bureaucratic hurdle to be overcome as soon as possible. ...

Workshop on the Concept of Ecological Industrial Policy

Dr. Klaus Jacob

Jun 01, 2006 — Sep 30, 2006

Project description Together with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the FFU organised a workshop, where challenges and opportunities of ecological industrial politics were analysed and thus fields of action and strategies developed. In a first step, the conceptof ecological industrial politics was refined, so as to controversially discuss its possible aims and potentials. Ecological industrial politics are based on the goal of increasing the ...