The Berlin Ecornet Institutes

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The Ecornet Berlin research partnership grew out of many years of cooperation among the institutes participating in the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet), a network made up of independent, non-profit institutes engaged in environmental and sustainability research in Germany. Its mission is to help shape social change towards sustainability and provide its scientific foundation.

The Ecornet institutes develop concrete solutions for an environmentally sustainable and socially just present and future. From the very beginning, the Ecornet institutes have specialized in practically oriented research that transcends the boundaries of scientific disciplines. High priority is given to linking the problems encountered in practice with the knowledge gained through their work. Dialogue with experts and stakeholders in society ensures that the research results are relevant to society.

Research in the Ecornet institutes is structured along thematic fields such as consumption, climate, energy, biodiversity, mobility and resources, including water and land use. Fact-based and straightforward communication as a basis for broad discourse plays a prominent role in the Ecornet institutes’ philosophy.

More information on the entire Ecological Research Network is available at www.ecornet.eu.
 

 


 

The members of the Ecornet Berlin research partnership

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Logo des Ecologic Instituts

The Ecologic Institute is specialized in applied environmental research, policy analysis and consultancy, and was founded in Berlin in 1995. As a private, independent institute, it is dedicated to bringing new ideas into environmental policy, promoting sustainable development and improving...

Topic cluster(s) within the research network:

Social climate transformation

How can the decarbonization of the electricity, heat and transport sectors be socially equitable?

Sustainable Economies

How can Berlin become a flagship for alternative business practices and circular economy models?

Digitalization

How can the course be set for a social and environmental digital transformation in Berlin?
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UfU

The Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU) conducts research in the fields of climate protection  and transformative education, environmental law and participation, nature conservation  and environmental communication as well as energy transition and energy efficiency...

Topic cluster(s) within the research network:

Social climate transformation

How can the decarbonization of the electricity, heat and transport sectors be socially equitable?

Digitalization

How can the course be set for a social and environmental digital transformation in Berlin?
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ioew

The Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) is a leading scientific institute working in the field of practice-oriented sustainability research. More than 60 staff members develop strategies and approaches for viable, long-term economic activity – in other words, an economy that...

Topic cluster(s) within the research network:

Social climate transformation

How can the decarbonization of the electricity, heat and transport sectors be socially equitable?

Sustainable Economies

How can Berlin become a flagship for alternative business practices and circular economy models?
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izt

The Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment is an independent research institution founded in 1981 and based in Berlin. The non-profit institute conducts research projects, organizes scientific and public events, compiles expert reports and advises policy-makers, the...

Topic cluster(s) within the research network:

Sustainable Economies

How can Berlin become a flagship for alternative business practices and circular economy models?

Digitalization

How can the course be set for a social and environmental digital transformation in Berlin?
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oeko-institut

Oeko-Institut is a leading independent 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. The institute employs...

Topic cluster(s) within the research network:

Social climate transformation

How can the decarbonization of the electricity, heat and transport sectors be socially equitable?

Sustainable Economies

How can Berlin become a flagship for alternative business practices and circular economy models?

Digitalization

How can the course be set for a social and environmental digital transformation in Berlin?