Industrial production processes account for a considerable share of the overall pollution in Europe. To minimize harmful effects on the environment and push for environmentally sound technology, the EU’s Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control policy (IPPC) requires polluting operators to obtain environmental permits for running their industrial installations. By doing so, the policy aims at providing incentives for clean technologies and eventually excluding irresponsible polluters. Willing to complement the EU’s efforts to implement IPPC standards within the Union, theRead more
Climate change will alter the basis of economic activity in Germany. It will therefore also affect public finances. On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Ecologic Institute and Infras explored the extent to which the economic impacts of climate change might threaten the sustainability of public budgets in Germany. The results indicate that, in the event of unabated climate change, additional costs and revenue losses could amount to 0.6 to 2.5 percent of GDP. The Final Report is now available on our website.Read more
The European directives in the waste field require Member States to report to the European Commission on the implementation of the directives giving a clear picture of the situation in each Member State. In turn, the Commission has to produce a Community report on the basis of the reports submitted by the Member States. Ecologic partnered by IEEP assist the European Commission in completing this report.
The report will cover the following directives: (1) Directive on Waste, (2) Directive on Hazardous Waste, (3) Directive on Waste Oils, (4) Directive on Waste Electric andRead more
The economic impacts of climate change on the Member States of the European Union will be investigated using practical indicators. Sector specific information regarding energy, agriculture, insurance, tourism and health will be reviewed.
The European Environemnt Agency (EEA) has decided to prepare an European focused indicator based Climate change Impact assessment report which was published in late 2008. This report also includes economic indicators of climate change impacts. SomeRead more
In an explorative study commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Ecologic Institute is currently analysing the long-term impacts of climate change on Germany’s financial budget. On 26 November 2008, Ingo Bräuer presented first results to the Ministry’s Working Group on Public Finance and discussed methodological questions with the experts in the audience.Read more