On Wednesday, 22 May, Ecologic Institute – together with Fresh Thoughts Consulting and Milieu – will hold a workshop on the subject of "Supporting adaptation efforts in coastal and maritime areas through guidance and good practice examples". The event will take place at the Stakeholders' Day of the European Maritime Day, which will be celebrated in Malta this year and aims to facilitate stakeholder cooperation in the development of integrated maritime policies. Registration for the workshop is still open.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) can adapt its existing accounting framework and resulting experimental accounts and extend coverage to these ecosystems by developing and testing a concept, analytical framework and methodology for coastal ecosystem capital accounting. The final aim of this work is to contribute to the United Nations (UN) process on ecosystem accounting (as part of EEA support) as well as to support others working on this issue (e.g. implementation of Target 2/Action 5 of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy).
Ecologic's previous work focused on physicalRead more
Ecologic Institute and partner institutes support the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR) to strengthen the understanding of the economic and social impacts of the use of the marine environment. In doing so the consortium assists the ongoing implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in the North-East Atlantic and provides input into OSPAR’s 15 Contracting Governments for their respective socio-economic analyses, which the Directive requires.
The MSFD requires that EU Member States develop strategies toRead more
What are the expected impacts of climate change at the regional and local level at the German Baltic Sea coast? How can local stakeholders adapt to these? What kind of scientific information do they need as a basis for implementing such measures? These questions were discussed by 75 scientists in the fields of climate and natural science research, political science...Read more
The EU has taken a first step towards reducing its environmental impacts on the Arctic region by investigating EU-driven pressures on the Arctic. Vice President of the European Parliament, Diana Wallis, Iceland's Senior Arctic Official, Greta Gunnarsdottir and Nicholas Hanley, Head of the International Relations and Enlargement Unit for DG Environment welcomed over 60 experts from government and civil society...Read more
On 7 December 2012, the Policy Studies Organization hosted the "Dupont Summit 2012: Pressing Issues amid the Political Maelstrom". The fourth annual Summit focused on the dissemination of scientific and technological information to researchers and decision-makers. Energy and climate change issues were highlighted as a theme this year. Dr. Grit Martinez, for Ecologic Institute Berlin, and Tanja Srebotnjak, for Ecologic Institute’s San Mateo office, were panelists on a session entitled "Local and Regional Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change: Sharing Good Practices and ComparativeRead more
From 23 until 26 October 2012 the conference 'Taking stock' on the future of the EU Common Fisheries Policy was held in Lübeck as part of a series of seminars for European journalists. The conference was organized by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in collaboration with the Ecologic Institute.
The European Union Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), which allows for consistent fisheries management across...Read more
The FP7 research project Policy-Oriented Marine Environmental Research in the Southern European Seas (PERSEUS) supports the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. PERSEUS strengthens the application of the ecosystem-based management approach, which considers both ecological and anthropogenic dynamics within an ecosystem.
Our oceans and seas support a multitude of socio-economic activities and are under substantial environmental pressure. Anthropogenic pressures include increasing human populations,Read more
On 19 September 2012 the RADOST Project, together with Mayor Hatice Kara, hosted the event "Transfer of the best local experiences to adapt to climate change: The Timmendorf Beach in dialogue with communities on the East Coast of the USA." The event focused on coastal protection and adaption measures for communities affected by climate change. The event allowed Timmendorf citizens...Read more
From 10 to 20 September 2012, the previous results of the RADOST project ("Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast") were discussed with ten expert panels and at six public evening events as part of the RADOST Tour "Baltic Sea Coast 2100 – On the Way to Regional Climate Adaptation." Between 15 and 80 participants were at each...Read more