Ecornet Berlin is a research partnership of five Berlin institutes of transdisciplinary sustainability research. The research institutions are part of the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet), a network of independent institutes of environmental and sustainability research in Germany. They are united by the mission to scientifically substantiate the societal change towards sustainability. Members of Ecornet Berlin are: Ecologic Institute, Institute for Ecological Economy Research, IZT - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment, Öko-Institut and Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU).

The Ecornet Berlin website is under the legal responsibility of the Ecornet member institute:

Institute for Ecological Economy Research GmbH (non-profit)
Potsdamer Str. 105
D-10785 Berlin
Phone: +49-(0)30 - 884 59 4-0
fax: +49-(0)30 - 882 54 39
E-Mail: mailbox(at)

The Institute for Ecological Economy Research is represented by the Scientific Director Mr. Thomas Korbun and the Financial Director Mrs. Marion Wiegand.

Responsible spokespersons of Ecornet Berlin

Anke Herold

Thomas Korbun, IÖW

Editorial responsibility

Responsible for the content of the website of the Institute for Ecological Economy Research according to § 5 Telemediengesetz (TMG):
Thomas Korbun
Institute for Ecological Economy Research GmbH (non-profit)

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The sales tax identification number according to § 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz is:
DE 136782168

Register court

Charlottenburg Local Court HR B23998

Contact person for editorial questions

Richard Harnisch
Institute for Ecological Economy Research GmbH (non-profit)
Phone: +49-(0)30 - 884 59 4-16
E-Mail: communication(at)

Conception of the website

Karl Lehmann, Ecologic Institute; Richard Harnisch, IÖW

Graphic design and technical realization

Ecologic Institute non-profit GmbH
Pfalzburger Str. 43/44
D-10717 Berlin
Phone +49 (30) 86880-0
Fax +49 (30) 86880-100
E-mail: berlin(at)