Inefficient use of fertilisers leads to the accumulation of nutrients in areas of intense agricultural activities and can cause serious environmental problems in these areas and beyond. Those problems stem from the disturbance of natural mineral cycles, partly resulting from the extraction of elements in one location and being applied elsewhere. Furthermore, the production of fertilizers consumes natural resources, such as energy, water, and non-renewable mineral resources that contain necessary elements.
This project will identify the most promising and cost-effective measures atRead more
The LEDDRA research demonstrated that land and ecosystem degradation and desertification (LEDD) does not only result from ineffective design and implementation of environmental policies. Effective responses should also seek to address a range of socio-economic concerns which contribute to land and ecosystem-related problems. In her presentation "Policy recommendations - findings from the LEDDRA project," Ruta Landgrebe of Ecologic Institute highlighted this need for a socio-ecological fit of responses to LEDD. To achieve this, policies should address environmental, economic, andRead more
Funded by the National Climate Initiative (NKI) of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB), the fifth 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 17 and 18 December 2013 in Kempten.
The fifth working group meeting was hosted by the City of Kempten in the...Read more
A meta-analysis of different studies has shown that significant climate protection potentials exist in the fields of intelligent buildings, traffic optimization, production systems, and dematerialization, which can be made accessible by using IT-Solutions.
Within this context, the expert workshop “IT for Climate Protection” was held on 24 October 2014 in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear...Read more
Climate protection activities and adaptation measures face several barriers that need to be broken down to achieve local climate protection goals. In this regard, regular meetings have been held to serve as an exchange platform for current developments in local climate protection and individual strategic projects.
The 7th meeting took place on 6 November 2014 in the Ministry of Environment, Energy...Read more
Under the auspices of the POCACITO project and the ELEEP program, Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council convened a workshop on post-carbon cities and the reimagining of urban spaces in Washington, DC. A group of experts working on different aspects of urban design and sustainability gathered to discuss current urban trends in the US and the EU (as well as...Read more