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first page of the report "Opportunities for health engagement in European climate policies Scoping study for the EPHA" with logos and the key recommendations

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Opportunities for Health Engagement in European Climate Policies

Scoping study for the EPHA

This paper, produced jointly by Ecologic Institute and IEEP for the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), scopes 20 EU policy documents focused on adaptation, biodiversity, water, waste, mobility, and cross-cutting topics to analyse their treatment of health in the broader context of climate mitigation and adaptation policy. The purpose was to assess their integration of health-related concepts in order to identify gaps and opportunities, as well as provide recommendations for further advocacy for the health community.
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Hearing on the Government Draft of a Hessian State Climate Act

Wiesbaden, Germany
On 23 November 2022, Dr. Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, participated as an expert in a hearing of the Hessian State Parliament's Committee for Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection on the Government draft of a Hessian Act on the Promotion of Climate Protection and Adaptation to the Consequences of Climate Change. Together with about 40 associations and experts, he commented on the draft law and answered questions from members of parliament.
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Climate Justice, Decolonialisation and the Role of Cultural Relations

Digital Event
8 December 2022 | 2-3:30 pm
The panel will broach the issue about the impact of climate change on countries, especially in the Global South, many of them former colonies still struggling with the socioeconomic consequences of colonial exploitation. The panel will also examine how cultural relations between states and societies could be an important component of international climate policy and transnational climate action.
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Cover of the study "Alternativen zu chemisch-synthetischen Pestiziden in der Landwirtschaft. Zusammenfassung und Überblick zum aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Stand", with logo of BUND. Background image: Cornflower in a grain field

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Alternativen zu chemisch-synthetischen Pestiziden in der Landwirtschaft

Zusammenfassung und Überblick zum aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Stand

The study for BUND provides scientific input for the discussion on more environmentally friendly crop protection in the future. It provides an overview of the potentials and barriers associated with alternatives to synthetic chemical pesticides, as well as approaches on the implementation of integrated pest management that have so far been given too little consideration. The study is available for download.
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Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

Ecologic Institute conducts inter- and transdisciplinary environmental research and has offices in Berlin and Brussels. In its role as a private, independent organization, Ecologic Institute is dedicated to the preparation of relevant sociopolitical aspects of sustainability research and contributing new knowledge to environmental policy. Innovative research methods, an orientation on practice and a transdisciplinary approach ensure scientific excellent and social relevance. The work done at Ecologic Institute covers the spectrum of environmental topics and includes the integration of environment-related issues into other political spheres.

Ecologic Institute was founded in 1995 and collaborates closely with other European and international bodies, including active participation as a member of the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet). Today, the more than 100 individuals at Ecologic Institute work in a variety of international and interdisciplinary project teams.


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