Research Projects in Energy and Climate

Project TitleLeadDurationProject Funding

In Search of Decoupling: (How) Can We Combine Climate Sustainability with Economic Growth, Good Jobs, and Public Preferences?

Prof. Dr. Aya Kachi2021-2026Third-party funding (Swedish Research Council)

Ecovillages as Incubators for Sustainability Transitions: What Boundary-Bridging Arrangements Facilitate the Diffusion of Innovations in Different Settings?

Prof. Dr. Jens Köhrsen2020-2024Third-party funding (SNF)

The Future Swiss Electricity Market: Evolution or Revolution?

Prof. Dr. Hannes Weigt2020-2023Third-party funding  (SNF)

The Roman Egypt Laboratory: Climate Change, Societal Transformations, and the Transition to Late Antiquity

Prof. Dr. Sabine Huebner2020-2024Third-party funding  (SNF)

Best Practices for Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants: How to ensure efficient plant decommissioning under different regulatory schemes

Prof. Dr. Hannes Weigt2020-2023Third-party funding  (SNF)

Are Religions becoming Green? Faith-Based Environmentalism in Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Jens Köhrsen2020-2022Third-party funding  (SNF)

Food democracy and meta-organizations

Prof. Dr. Jens Köhrsen2020-2022Third-party funding (Foundations)

Project Report - Mapping Sustainability in Swiss Nutritional Guidelines

Dr. Rony Emmenegger,
Dr. Basil Bornemann


The Political Economy of Coal Policy: Comparative Analyses of Stakeholder Strategies and Resource Industries' Embeddedness in the International Economy [Project COALSTAKE]

Prof. Dr. Aya Kachi2019-2021Third-party funding (SNIS)

Can cap-and-trade be beneficial for firm cost efficiency?

Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann2019-2021University funds

The role of energy storage technologies in the context of the Swiss energy transition

Prof. Dr. Hannes Weigt2017-2021Third-party funding  (SNF)

Reducing Swiss household energy demand: Modeling and assessing non-monetary incentives (information and social norms)

Prof. Dr. Frank C. Krysiak2017-2021Third-party funding  (SFOE)

Home Country Bias in International Emissions Trading: Evidence from the EU ETS

Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann2016-2021University funds