The EU has taken on the major challenge of transitioning to post-carbon society. Some communities and even some states have embarked on this process already. There are still many technological, political, societal, economic, and behavioral obstacles in achieving such a deep transformation. But visioning where we are headed also reveals key opportunities. Where do we want to go? How do...Read more
Ecologic Institute and Perspective GmbH analysed the role of German companies in the CDM and JI markets in this report funded by the German Federal Environment Agency. German producers of environmental technology hold leading positions on the world market today and are expected to do so in the future. However, German technology providers do not play a major role in CDM/JI projects: the share of German technology in CDM projects is less than 20%. This is due to a general lack of information concerning CDM/JI, as well as to the regulatory complexity of the CDM/JI approval process and...Read more
This report presents the results of the survey on policy options for promoting the use of an EU-wide carbon calculator. It describes the methodology of the project, analyses the results and the strengths and weaknesses of each policy option and draws conclusions based on the results. The report is available for download.
For the survey, farmers and stakeholders in eight member states were consulted to find the most suitable out of three policy options (regulation, state-funded voluntary incentive schemes or certification or assurance schemes) for implementing the carbon calculator....Read more
This report contains a presentation of the effects of climate change on German coastal areas, possible courses of action through spatial planning and ICZM, possible methods for communication and participation, a description of the four case studies and recommendations for action for the implementation of ICZM, spatial planning and the funding of these measures. The report is available for download.
The research on the basis of case studies was an emphasis of the project. Various experiments on land use and the effects of climate change were conducted in administrative district Aurich...Read more
Funded by the National Climate Initiative (NKI) of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB), the sixth meeting of the scientific support working group for the municipalities taking part in the project "Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation" was held on 14 and 15 May 2014 at the seaside resort of Warnemünde.
The working group meeting was hosted by the City of...Read more