Dirk Jepsen

  • Born 10 January 1961 in Hamburg
  • 1983-1989: Studies of industrial engineering in Hamburg
  • 1989-1990: Cooperation in regional economic studies at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg
  • 1990-1992: Employee of the Association for technological consulting and system development in Hamburg
  • 1993-1994: Consultation of enterprises and elaboration of expertise as free-lance engineer in the fields of company related environmental protection, regional economy and organisational development
  • Since 1994 employee, since 1999 associate, since 2002 executive director of Ökopol

Main focus of work

 Chemicals Policy

  • Consulting of public authorities, associations and companies on the implementation of European chemicals legislation

Environmentally Sound Products

  • Ecodesign Directive and related implementing measures, energy labelling, voluntary environmental agreements, life cycle assessment, development and assessment of ecolabels, energy and resource efficiency

Environmental Policy

  • Environmental policy instruments and steering, legal aspects of policy instruments, efficiency and sufficiency

Selected references

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration

Title Client
Project leader
Project partner
Duration

Chemical policy

"REACH in der Praxis" Workshop series (IV) and REACH congress 2014. Support service for REACH stakeholders (FKZ: 3714 67 416 1 ) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg (DE)
2014 – 2017

V655
Study assessing the feasibility of a materials information platform containing data on substances of very high concern
Short description
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Helsinki (FI)

Project leader:
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA), Loddon (UK)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2014 – 2016

V668
Contribution to Green Economy by sustainability in the chemical industry: Selection of substances and processes according to the criteria worked out by the Federal Environment Agency for a sustainable chemical industry. (FKZ 371 293 401)
Short description
German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg (DE)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2013 – 2016

V628
Monitoring Impacts of REACH on Innovation, Competitiveness and SMEs (ENTR/No 351/PP/ENT/IMA/13/111216) European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Brussels (BE)

Project leader:
Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES), Kent (UK)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE); Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA), Loddon (UK)
2014 – 2015

V654
Stakeholder Dialogues on Nanotechnologies of the German Environmental Ministry 2013-2015 (FKZ: UM 13 61 301)
Short description
Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Berlin (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2013 – 2015

V636
SAICM national stakeholder conference and workshop - assistance with the organisation, performance and documentation (project no. 42603) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2014

V656
Socio-economic analysis in practice: Development of best practices and quality standards on SEAs as part of a restriction proposal under REACH (FKZ: 3710 65 417) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA), Loddon (UK); Sonderforschungsgruppe Institutionenanalyse - Sofia e.V. (Hochschule Darmstadt) (DE)
2010 – 2013

V580
REACH-Hamburg, organisation of a competence and promotion network for REACH in Hamburg Several business companies of Hamburg

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
since 2011

V587

Resources and Recycling Economy

Assessment of the implementation of the waste prevention program and development of adequate communication strategies and guidance (FKZ: 3714 32 324 0)
Short description
German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2014 – 2018

V659
Depiction and assessment of food waste prevention measures (Az: 41 13 4331.10/2/1) Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology, Dresden (DE)

Project leader:
Intecus GmbH Abfallwirtschaft und umweltintegratives Management, Dresden (DE)

Project partner:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2014 – 2016

V665
Ressource efficiency and circular economy - working out of a project concept Public authority for urban development and environment (BSU), Hamburg (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2014 – 2015

V663

Environmentally Sound Products

Representation of the scientific perspective in the committee "Market surveillance and Ecodesign" in the 7th Commission of the Lower Saxonian Government Commission of the Lower Saxonian Government, Hannover (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
2012 – 2015

V630-4
Scientific contributions to the implementation of Directive 125/2009/EG (Ecodesign) and Directive 2010/30/EU (Energy Labelling) - Studies and ad-hoc consultancy on implementing measures, workplan and development of the directives for the enhancement of energy efficiency taking into account resource aspects (FKZ: 3711 95 305) German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau (DE)

Project leader:
Ökopol GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Project partner:
Ifeu Institut für Energie und Umweltforschung GmbH, Heidelberg (DE); Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg (DE); Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH, Wuppertal (DE)
2011 – 2015

V596
21.11.2017