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Ecologic Newsletter No 21 - November 2004

Ecologic Newsletter No 21 - November 2004

  1. Germany's Ecotax successful
  2. Environmental and Resource Costs in the Water Framework Directive: the Case of Germany
  3. Earth Observation Services help meet Reporting Requirements 
  4. Public Participation in Water Management in the Co-ordination area Havel - Publication
  5. The Environment in the Future European Constitution - Publication
  6. Evolving Climate Policies in Europe and the US: Oceans Apart?
  7. Peter Beyer new editor for Climate Change and Emissions Trading for the ZUR
  8. Korean Water Experts visit Berlin

1. Germany's Ecotax successful
Ecologic and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) elaborated a study on the effects of Germany's Ecologic Tax Reform on behalf of the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA). The results were presented on 16 November 2004 in Berlin. Wide press coverage of the event documents the public interest in ecotaxes.
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2. Environmental and Resource Costs in the Water Framework Directive: the Case of Germany
The valuation of environmental and resource costs plays a central role for the implementation of the EC Water Framework Directive (WFD). Benjamin Görlach and Eduard Interwies investigated many of the economic aspects - such as the cost recovery for water services, incentive pricing for water, or the selection of cost-effective measures. The study to the German Federal Environmental Agency was published.
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3. Earth Observation Services help meet Reporting Requirements
Policy makers increasingly need accurate and timely information to meet reporting requirements linked to environmental legislation and decision making. Ecologic explored the extent to which earth observation services can help meet the special reporting requirements of two important European Union environmental policy areas, namely the Water Framework Directive and the Soil Protection Initiative. The project report is now available.
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4. Public Participation in Water Management in the Co-ordination area Havel - Publication
The study on "Public participation in water management in the co-ordination area Havel (Berlin-Brandenburg)" authored by Nicole Kranz, Antje Vorwerk and Wenke Hansen was published as the first volume of the new publication series of the KompetenzZentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB - Berlin Centre of Competence for Water).
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5. The Environment in the Future European Constitution - Publication
In the second issue of the new Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law (JEEPL) Peter Beyer published an article on the status of the environment in the future European Constitution.
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6. Evolving Climate Policies in Europe and the US: Oceans Apart?
Developing and implementing emissions trading and other measures in climate protection policy were discussed at a Lunch Discussion on 23 September 2004, in Washington, DC. The event focused on experiences and opportunities for transatlantic co-operation. It was co-hosted by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the Center for Transatlantic Relations of Johns Hopkins University; Ecologic director R. Andreas Kraemer spoke on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
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7. Peter Beyer new editor for Climate Change and Emissions Trading for the ZUR
As of November 2004, Peter Beyer contributes to the German legal journal ZUR - Zeitschrift für Umweltrecht as responsible editor for the field of climate change policy.
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8. Korean Water Experts visit Berlin
On the occasion of a delegation visit of water experts and environmental activists from Korea to the Berlin Water Works, Ecologic Fellows Britta Pielen and Nicole Kranz spoke about the German water sector, current developments in EU water policy as well as public participation in water management.
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