November 2020
December 2023

Evaluation of the funding measure “Society of Ideas – Competition for Social Innovation”

The measures for the promotion of initiatives for social innovations by the BMBF are evaluated together with technopolis and prepared in a scientifically reflective manner.

September 2019
August 2022

The Greening of Online Commerce: New Challenges for the Environmental Promotion of Sustainable Consumption

Distance trade in Germany and Europe has been growing continuously for years.

September 2020
May 2022

Dialogues on the Waste Avoidance Program II

The continuous large amounts of waste produced are valuable resources. Waste avoidance is therefore of great importance. The first federal and state waste avoidance program responds to this. However, the approaches often lack practical relevance, which is why a stronger concretization and binding nature of waste avoidance is necessary.

September 2019
December 2021

Environmentally and climate-friendly food in public and private canteens: Strengthening supply and demand, making best-practice examples known

The project takes up the approach stated in the National Programme for Sustainable Consumption to understand and promote sustainable nutrition as a health-promoting and ecological concept in equal measure.

June 2019
November 2021

Evaluation of the project “Alle im digitalen Wandel” (All in digital change)

From June 2019 until November 2021, ISIconsult will accompany the project as evaluator.

October 2019
September 2021

Analysis of the software-based influence on a shortened useful life of products

Technological progress and digitalisation have a facilitating and pleasant effect on the one hand, yet on the other hand lead to a considerable environmental impact due to rapid obsolescence.

August 2020
December 2020

Potential study on waste avoidance in Hesse: Current measures and potentials

On March 13, 2017, the cabinet of the Hessian state government adopted the Integrated Climate Protection Plan 2025 (ICPP). The package of measures contained in this plan also provides for the creation of a state-wide waste avoidance strategy.

January 2017
December 2019

Interdependent gender aspects of mobility, nutrition, housing, clothing, collective consumption and digitisation as the basis for urban environmental protection

In order to do justice to current urbanisation processes in terms of sustainable urban development, the inclusion of gender aspects is unavoidable. In this context, findings on behaviours and responsibilities, such as the unequally distributed care work between the sexes, different income distributions, but also gender-specific consumption and nutrition practices are elementary.

January 2017
December 2019

Identification of sociological determinants of waste avoidance and conception of target group-specific communication

Waste prevention as a central field of action in modern environmental policy is at the top of the five-level waste hierarchy. Despite numerous environmental policy efforts in recent years, the per capita volume of municipal waste in Germany is rising. At the same time, the German population is attested a very high level of environmental…

January 2016
December 2019

Support for the implementation of the National Programme for Sustainable Consumption

Within the framework of the project, ISIconsult supports the implementation of the National Programme for Sustainable Consumption as well as the associated competence centre in the partner consortium.

October 2016
July 2019

Potentials of civic engagement for ecological justice and social-ecological renewal of society

The aim of the project is to identify potentials and synergies for socio-ecological change processes both in the classic areas of environmental commitment and in other areas of civic commitment, and to derive recommendations for funding and action for its dissemination.

December 2016
February 2019

Environmental policy support and promotion strategies to strengthen socio-ecological forms of coexistence and orientation towards the common good

With regard to the task of a sustainable transformation of society, the question arises under which social and political conditions it is possible to promote a development in urban areas that is oriented towards the common good and socially compatible, and which potentials classical, but especially also innovative, socio-ecologically oriented forms of community living and…

September 2015
November 2017

Social innovations for sustainable consumption – integration of the consumer Orientation and knowledge transfer taking into account sociographic options for action and information needs of private households

The project builds on the work and results of the BMUB and UBA-funded research project “Sustainable consumption through social innovation – concepts and practice” and expands it to include the perspective of consumers.

February 2016
October 2016

Economic and administrative fundamentals of a possible public promotion of non-technical innovations

The changed production and working conditions emphasise the importance of non-technical innovations, which often cannot be promoted within the framework of the existing technology and innovation programmes of the Federal Government. Open user-related development and implementation processes are becoming increasingly important. The project therefore aims to determine such forms and public funding requirements as well…

February 2019
June 2016

Survey on the Equal Participation of Women and Men in Leadership Positions – Sentiment Barometer 2016

The aim is to record opinions on the “Act on Equal Participation of Women and Men in Management Positions” passed by the German Bundestag on 6 March 2015 and the state of implementation in the companies concerned.

August 2015
May 2016

Concept study on the applicability of Citizen Science in departmental research of the Federal Environment Agency

The concept study aims to examine, with a view to concrete examples, to what extent Citizen Science can be applied in UBA departmental research. In this context, the purposes and forms of Citizen Science will be analysed, which may be useful in UBA departmental research and in environmental policy as a whole.

August 2015
November 2015

Organizational and technical support for colloquia “Making environmental policy fit for transformation: New basic configurations for an applied environmental policy”.

The aim of the UBA colloquia was to support the exchange of experience and networking of ideas between public institutions, scientific institutions dealing with applied sustainability and transformation research and also within the Federal Environment Agency.