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Ecologic Newsletter No 4 - July 2003

Ecologic Newsletter No 4 - July 2003

  1. EUROMARKET
  2. HarmoniCOP - Public Participation and the European Water Framework Directive
  3. Recent developments in international treaties relating to forests 
  4. Ecologic Brief "Joining Forces in the Mediterranean"
  5. Liberalisation of water services in Europe: recent developments 
  6. New Fellow at Ecologic: Camilla Bausch
  7. Duke University Course on ''Environmental Policy in Europe"

We wish our readers from the Northern hemisphere a sunny summer and nice holidays!

1. EUROMARKET
The first semi-annual newsletter of the EUROMARKET project is now available. This project analyses the likelihood, nature and form that water liberalisation may take in Europe in the foreseeable future and thus closely corresponds to recent political developments and discussions at EU level. Its first deliverable is now available for download.
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2. HarmoniCOP - Public Participation and the European Water Framework Directive
In the framework of the European HarmoniCOP (Harmonizing Collaborative Planning) project the principles for public participation for a sustainable river basin management in Europe are being developed. For this project, Ecologic investigates the experiences made in Germany.
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3. Recent developments in international treaties relating to forests
Ecologic's forest expert Richard Tarasofsky published an article in the Policy Trend Report 2001/2002 by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).
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4. Ecologic Brief "Joining Forces in the Mediterranean"
Options for a co-operation between UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan and the EU initiative EUROMED are now presented in an Ecologic Brief. The Brief points out ways for an improved environmental integration and the sustainable development of the Mediterranean region.
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5.  Liberalisation of water services in Europe: recent developments
Andreas Kraemer, the Director of Ecologic, presented a first assessment of recent developments concerning the potential liberalisation of water services in Europe.
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6. New Fellow at Ecologic: Camilla Bausch
Since July 2003 Camilla Bausch has been involved in a project for the German Federal Ministry of the Environment establishing the national allocation plan for the CO2 emission trading. Over the last few years she has been working and doing research in the field of energy.

7. Duke University Course on ''Environmental Policy in Europe''
As part of the Berlin Program of Duke University of Durham, North Carolina, R. Andreas Kraemer will this fall again teach on European integration and environmental policy in the context of transatlantic relations. This year, interest in the course is high, perhaps a reflection on the current tension between the US and the EU over a number of environmental and health-related issues.