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Climate & Sustainability

Addressing climate change smartly & consistently.

Society is facing two major challenges: stopping climate change and conserving natural resources. National economies and states must abandon established patterns and move towards a new, green way for economic activity. At the same time, measures must be taken to manage those consequences of global warming which can no longer be averted.

However, not everyone will benefit from this transformation process: How can we make the transformation socially just and still give developing and emerging countries room to prosper? How can target conflicts between economy and ecology be resolved? What can small and medium-sized enterprises do to become more sustainable?

The challenges in the field of climate and sustainability seem overwhelming. With analyses and model-based recommendations for action, we find practical answers to the urgent questions related to Climate Protection & Adaptation, Sustainability and Green Economy. Together, we look to a greener future – and make it a reality.

Climate Protection & Adaptation

Climate change – the global challenge. Climate change mitigation targets its causes; climate adaptation tries to manage its impacts.

Sustainability

Sustainability combines economic prosperity and social cohesion with the protection of our natural resources.

Green Economy

Sustainable, decarbonized and circular – the green economy unites ecological solutions with economic opportunities.

Our work on this topic

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

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Waste Management Plan NRW

2021
| Project

Prognos waste experts were commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to update the 2008 Waste Management Plan.

Erfahrener Ingenieur erklärt die Probleme bei Bauarbeiten. Teamwork auf der Baustelle.

The future of construction

2021
| Project

For the building industry, climate protection is moving into the centre. Because it is one of the largest consumers of resources and energy. Study for the Future Council of the vbw.

Kraftwerk

Technical CO2 sinks

2021
| Project

To achieve climate neutrality, CO2 must be removed from the atmosphere. Prognos prepared an expert report on technical CO2 sinks for dena.

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Green Economy Report North Rhine-Westphalia 2020

2020
| Project

North Rhine-Westphalia continues to be the leading federal state in the environmental economy. This is shown in the new Environmental Economy Report NRW 2020.

Großer 1000 Tonnen Kran demontiert an einem sonnigen Tag mit Industriekletterern ein Windrad.

EU’s Global Leadership in Renewables

2020
| Project

Prognos, together with COWI, CEPS, and Capgemini invent, examines Europe's position and competitiveness in global renewable energy value chains.

Umweltschützer überwachen den Wald mit einem solarbetriebenen Feldlabor

Evaluation of the BMBF Framework Programmes FONA

2020
| Project

Together with Fraunhofer ISI, Prognos has evaluated the framework programs for the promotion of research into sustainable development (FONA).

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CIRCTER – Circular Economy and Territorial Consequences

2019
| Project

An investigation into the economic structure of the regional Circular Economy in Europe.

Zwei Ingenieure stehen auf einem Feld mit Windkraftanlage

Jobwende – Effects of the Energiewende on Work and Employment

2019
| Project

On behalf of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Prognos examined the importance of the energy transition for future employment in Germany.

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Analysis of climate paths in the transport sector 2030

2019
| Project

On behalf of BDI and BCG, Prognos has analysed how Germany can achieve its climate protection targets for 2030 in the transport sector. The result: decisive changes are needed.

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Climate Protection and Gas Infrastructure

2018
| Project

Increased expansion of renewable energies and greater energy efficiency could significantly reduce European gas consumption and save costs. This is the result of a study by Prognos and Ecologic.

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Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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