The Oeko-Institut is one of Europe’s leading independent research and consultancy organisations working for a sustainable future. Since its establishment on 5 November 1977, it has been laying the groundwork and devising strategies to realise the vision of sustainable development. The Oeko-Institut is autonomous, visionary and international. In the Institute’s five divisions – Energy & Climate, Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety, Sustainable Products & Material Flows, Resources & Transport, and Environmental Law & Governance – we are committed to enabling the sustainable transformation of our society. Our work involves scientific analysis, substantiated strategies and application-oriented solutions; equally important is the advice and information we offer to decision-makers and the awareness-raising we do among the general public.