The STErn project integrates the expertise of four institutions. Ecologic Institute leads the overall project and coordinates the work toward developing a policy strategy for a more plant-based diet and the overarching policy roadmap for food system transformation.

The Öko-Institut Institute for Applied Ecology) is coordinating work on the regionalization concept and the role of the financial sector in the food system.

The Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft e.V., BÖLW (German Association of Organic Farmers, Food Processors and Retailers) coordinates the work on scenarios and further development concepts for the organic food and farming sector.

e-fect supports the dialogue processes and events within the project and is significantly involved in the design of the scenario development.

The project is funded by the German Federal Environmental Agency and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

If you have any questions about the project, do not hesitate to contact the project manager Stephanie Wunder at Ecologic Institute: stephanie.wunder[at]

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Ecologic Institute
Project Manager: Stephanie Wunder, Contributor: Irina Herb

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Öko-Institut e.V.
Dr. Dietlinde Quack and Gerolf Hanke


Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft e.V.
Dr. Babett Jánszky, Dr. Friedhelm von Mering, Joyce Moewius

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e-fect dialog evaluation consulting eG
Stefan Löchtefeld and Marlen Wahlmann


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German Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt)
Project coordination Umweltbundesamt: Almut Jering und Anne Klatt, FG I 1.1

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German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit)