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Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

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The Relationship between International Environmental and Trade Agreements

10 April 2015
Christiane Gerstetter, Senior Fellow in the Ecologic Institute's legal team, gave a presentation on the relationship between international trade and environmental agreements at a conference of the Protestant Academy Hofgeismar. The conference had the topic "Natural enemies – environmental protection and free global trade as a legal and political problem."Read more

Screening Assessment of Draft Second Cycle River Basin Management Plans

What progress have EU Member States made in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive from the 1st (2009) to the 2nd cycle (2015) of river basin management planning? A consultant's report co-authored by Ecologic Institute is providing first insights on the basis of a screening assessment of the draft 2nd River Basin Management Plans, prepared for the 4th European Water Conference. The report is available for download.Read more

Arbeitshilfe zur standörtlichen Evaluierung des Fischschutzes und Fischabstieges

This manual focuses on the site specific evaluation of the efficiency of fish protection and bypass systems. Standardised evaluation principles are given to promote significant, comparable studies. The manual constitutes a framework for an objective evaluation process. The developed planning, investigation and evaluation processes provide a base for consistent study results to improve the scientific knowledge and to optimise effective site specific solutions.Read more

Climate Policy Info Hub

Scientific Knowledge for Decision-Makers
You need a quick overview of climate targets in the EU? Or you want to find out about stakeholder perspectives on the EU Emissions Trading System? The Climate Policy Info Hub gives the answers and provides insights on consequences of possible climate policy directions.Read more

Smarter, Greener, more Inclusive? - 2015

Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy
On 2 March 2015, Eurostat published its most recent Flagship Publication 'Smarter, greener, more inclusive?'. The report assesses the EU's progress in implementing the Europe 2020 strategy. Commissioned by Eurostat, Andreas Prahl, Katharina Umpfenbach and Eike Velten of Ecologic Institute edited the chapter on Climate change and energy. It discusses progress towards the so-called 20-20-20 targets which aim at cutting EU greenhouse gas emissions, increasing renewable energy supply and improving energy efficiency.Read more
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Dare to Drink? Emerging Pollutants in Our Water

Is your drinking water clean? Is it safe to drink? In the last two decades, the presence of new chemical compounds called emerging pollutants has been detected in wastewater, aquatic environments and drinking water. Emerging pollutants result from a variety of human processes and do not break down easily and therefore accumulate in our environment. The animation illustrates what emerging pollutants are, how they enter water sources and what role individuals can take in improving the quality of their drinking water. Watch the animation and share it.Read more

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ECCA 2015 is organised on behalf of the EC by three major research projects: BASE, RAMSES, and ToPDAd.

Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

Ecologic Institute is a transdisciplinary research organization focusing on environmental issues. In addition, the researchers at Ecologic Institute provide policy analyses and consulting services. Ecologic Institute has offices in Berlin, Brussels, Washington DC and San Mateo CA. As a private, independent institute, Ecologic Institute is devoted to the task of addressing the relevant sociopolitical questions of sustainability research and to bring new insights into environmental policy. Innovative research approaches, an orientation toward practice, and a transdisciplinary approach ensure the scientific quality and societal relevance of Ecologic Institute’s work. It encompasses the whole spectrum of environmental topics, including the integration of environmental issues into other policy fields. Ecologic Institute was founded in 1995 and is a partner in the network of the Institute for European Environmental Policy and a member of the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet). Today, around 150 employees and associates are working in international and interdisciplinary project teams. Ecologic Institute is a public interest organization; donations are tax deductible.

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