The Ecornet Berlin research partnership

Ecornet Berlin is a research partnership comprised of five Berlin institutes working in transdisciplinary sustainability research. The network, which is unique in this form, provides impetus for Berlin’s transformation into a metropolis that is socially and environmentally sustainable. The institutes pool their research expertise with the aim of enhancing Berlin’s role as a pioneer in the development of innovative approaches for a liveable, solidary, “resource-light” and climate-neutral urban society.

Berlin in transition – a pioneer for a liveable urban future

Large cities like Berlin are facing major challenges in the 21st century. Climate change, resource consumption, digitalization, migration as well as an ageing population require a profound change in society. Berlin, as a city in transition, is known for its proven ability to change. And Berlin is one of the most dynamic and greenest cities in Europe. Excellent foundations for tackling the challenges at hand, but time is running short.
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Publikation: Zirkuläre Innovationen im Bereich Elektro- und Elektronikprodukte in Berlin
31.03.2021
Focusing on the area of electrical and electronic equipment, this report examines initiatives and business models that can contribute to the development of a next-generation circular economy in Berlin. In addition to the potentials that actors are already implementing, governance... Read more
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Publikation: Zirkuläre Innovationen im Bereich Bauen in Berlin
31.03.2021
The innovation field of construction is a resource-relevant field in Berlin – in 2017, the construction sector accounted for about 22 percent of the raw material input of the state of Berlin. Currently, the recycling rate for mineral construction waste is around 50 percent, and... Read more
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Cover Wissen. Wandel. Berlin. Report 2
25.03.2021
As part of the CiBER project "Circular City Berlin - pathways from potential to implementation", initiatives and business models are being investigated that can con-tribute to the development of a next-generation circular economy in Berlin. The special focus is on the areas of... Read more