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Ecologic Newsletter No 41 - July 2006

Ecologic Newsletter No 41 - July 2006

  1. Handbook for the EU-Water Framework Directive - Publication
  2. The Bottom Line. An Inheritance of Assets and a Legacy of Debts for the New Germany - Publication
  3. Can We Reconstruct Climate Policy? National Interests and International Action - Dinner Dialogue with Jonathan B. Wiener
  4. Transboundary river basin management in Uzbekistan 
  5. Socially Responsible Investing - Lunch Dialogue with Jacob Park 
  6. The Use of Market Incentives to preserve Biodiversity - Lecture
  7. McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Affairs - Call for Applications

1. Handbook for the EU-Water Framework Directive - Publication
This policy handbook for the EU-Water Framework Directive (WFD) has been published as a 2nd, fully updated edition in 2006. It comprises 9 chapters from 37 authors - five of them members of the Ecologic Team. The handbook covers all steps of the WFD implementation, with topics ranging from the analysis of pressures and impacts to the selection of measures, and from the integration of nature conservation requirements to the designation of heavily modified water bodies. It aims to provide hands-on guidance on all aspects of the WFD’s implementation in Germany for policymakers, academic scholars and civil society actors.
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2. The Bottom Line. An Inheritance of Assets and a Legacy of Debts for the New Germany - Publication
Germany is facing great societal changes. In many regions, Germany’s population is shrinking and work forces are decreasing. Demographic change is challenging Germany, leading to economic and social shifts and creating new social divisions in many regions and cities. While a growing population has long been understood as a threat to the environment, it is now clear that a shrinking population does not automatically improve the environmental situation. „The Bottom Line“, edited by Volker Hauff and Günther Bachmann, with contributions from Ecologic and the Berlin-Institute, examines the assets and debts of Germany‘s future inheritance.
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3. Can We Reconstruct Climate Policy? National Interests and International Action - Dinner Dialogue with Jonathan B. Wiener
The Transatlantic Climate Dinner in honour of Dr. Jonathan B. Wiener focused on the question how national interests can be overcome to establish a comprehensive and effective international climate change regime. The dinner’s discussion showed that a future system can only be ecologically effective and economically efficient if all countries participate and show a common effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, Dr. Wiener made clear that major constraints of the current system must be overcome to achieve this.
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4. Transboundary river basin management in Uzbekistan
Nicole Kranz and Antje Vorwerk of Ecologic paid a visit to the project area of the Amudarya in May 2006. Main research interests were the information exchange in transboundary river basin management and the co-ordination of international donor organisations in their support for regional water management strategies in the Amudarya Basin. A central event during this trip was the ‘Workshop on Information Exchange in Transboundary River Basins’, held in Urgench, Uzbekistan, organised in co-operation with the Tashkent Intitute for Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanisation (TIIM). Experts and scientists from the three main riparian states of the Amudarya -Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan - participated in this international workshop.
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5. Socially Responsible Investing - Lunch Dialogue with Jacob Park
On occasion of a special transatlantic lunch lecture on 20 June 2006, Jacob Park discussed the merits and future challenges related to socially responsible investing (SRI) focussing on past trends in the US and emerging opportunities in the developing world. The talk was followed by a lively discussion by the participating guests and Ecologic's transatlantic community.
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6. The Use of Market Incentives to preserve Biodiversity - Lecture
On invitation of DG Economic and Financial Affairs and DG Environment, Ingo Bräuer, Fellow at Ecologic, gave a presentation on the use of Market Based Instruments in the field of nature conservation. The focus of the presentation, held at the ENVECO 21 meeting on 25 April 2006, was an analysis about success or failure of these instruments and their potential for further use in the future.
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7. McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Affairs - Call for Applications
The American Council on Germany (ACG) is seeking applications for the McCloy Fellowships in Environmental Affairs. The fellowships offer German and American professionals the opportunity to travel overseas for up to 28 days to conduct research and pursue self-designed projects. Transatlantic airfare, approved inter-city travel and a per diem stipend of $150 are included in the award. As the German partner of the ACG, Ecologic promotes the fellowship program and facilitates intellectual ties among the McCloy Fellows and environmental professionals.