UNEP International Resource Panel
The Borderstep Institute is collaborating with the working group of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) International Resource Panel. The IRP was established by UNEP in 2007 “to provide independent, coherent and authoritative scientific assessments of policy relevance on the sustainable use of natural resources and, in particular, their environmental impacts over the full life cycle.”
Represented by its founder Dr. Severin Beucker, the Borderstep Institute is an active member of the working group evaluating efficiency technologies to reduce greenhouse gases and their envi-ronmental impacts along the life cycle. Scenario-based life-cycle assessment approaches are used to identify the potentials for reducing greenhouse gases through 2050.
Borderstep is contributing in particular its experience with applications and measurement results from the area of smart building technology and green IT. Other working group members are from North and South America, Asia, and several European countries.
The working group’s results were published in IRP publications and scientific journals.
How much energy does the cloud need? 13.03.2019
In a joint study, the Environment Agency Austria and the German Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability are analysing for the first time which IT infrastructure and IT services are used across the EU via the Internet. More
Borderstep welcomes On Purpose at its Berlin office 25.02.2019
Their associate-programme offers motivated professionals the opportunity to get to know the sustainable entrepreneurship sector. Currently, Martin Strobel is developing the StartGreen platform at Borderstep Institute as an On Purpose associate. More
Strengthening green start-ups 13.12.2018
With a total of 12 events from the Ruhr area to the Black Forest, Borderstep will be exploring the green start-up scene in Germany from February 2019. The purpose of the format is to convey knowledge about the general conditions, the significance, the trends and the hurdles of green start-ups. More