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 in the research fields of social climate transformation, sustainable economies and digitalization 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.
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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
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Ecornet Berlin Report 1
24.03.2021
Berlin tenant electricity systems have positive ecological and socio-economic effects, but these remain relatively low compared to the technically available potential. At the end of 2020, 74 PV tenant electricity projects with a capacity of 12.6 MWp were in operation in Berlin... Read more
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Photo by Claudio Schwarz @purzlbaum on Unsplash (modified by IZT)

Photo by Claudio Schwarz @purzlbaum on Unsplash (modified by IZT)

01.07.2020
To a large extent, our business practices are based on a linear economy (‘take-make-waste’) rather than on closing loops. The coronavirus crisis as a combined health and economic crisis has shown how extremely fragile our diversified economic system is with its focus on short... Read more