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Grenzen des Flussgebietsmanagements

Folgt die Wasserwirtschaft dem falschen Ansatz?
Since the 1992 Dublin and Rio de Janeiro conferences, the river basin approach to the management of water resources has become more and more established. This trend reached its preliminary apex in Europe with the Water Framework Directive (WFD), which binds all Member States to this approach in order to achieve its ambitious goals. In the issue 7/2008 of the journal "KW Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft", Stefan von Keitz (biologist) and Peter Kessler (lawyer), Senior Policy Advisor with Ecologic, put this approach to test and deliver a series of arguments for a restricted use of the river basin management approach. In the journal’s following issue (8/2008), Prof. Uwe Grünewald (hydrologist) disagrees with this position and argues for a consistent application of an integrated water management approach with the river basin as its basic unit. Read more

Climate Change and Public Finances

July 2008 to March 2009

Climate change will alter the basis of economic activity in Germany. It will therefore also affect public finances. On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Ecologic Institute and Infras explored the extent to which the economic impacts of climate change might threaten the sustainability of public budgets in Germany. The results indicate that, in the event of unabated climate change, additional costs and revenue losses could amount to 0.6 to 2.5 percent of GDP. The Final Report is now available on our website.

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Recommendations for Greening Freight Transport

Policy Brief 1
This Policy Brief is intended to reflect the conclusions from the ETTAR (Environmental Technologies, Training and Awareness-Raising) project so far and develop policy recommendations based on these conclusions. The ETTAR project is a project under the 6th Framework Programme (financed by the European Commission) and deals with the promotion of environmental technologies in the freight transport sector. The Policy Brief has been agreed within the ETTAR team and is directed at stakeholders in the freight transport sector, such as policy makers, logistics associations and transport NGOs. The report is available for download.Read more

Adapting/Adopting: Perspectives on International Cooperation in Addressing Climate Change

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6 May 2008
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Alina BokdeNicole WilkeOn May 6, 2008, an Ecologic International Riverside Chat brought together Alina Bokde and Nicole Wilke to discuss the topics of adaptation and adoption of climate policies in the context of addressing the challenges associated with climate change....Read more

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Common Agricultural Policy and Water Framework Directive – Rural development

April 2008 to April 2009

The successful implementation of the Water Framework Directive depends strongly on the future development of agriculture, which is mainly influenced by the Common Agricultural Policy. Rural development programmes play a crucial role in this context. The main objective of this project is to assess the EU 27 Rural development programs as regards to water issues.

The Water Framework Directive aims to improve the status of water quality and availability in EU. The successful implementation of the Water Framework Directive depends strongly on agricultural land use, which is mainlyRead more

Transatlantic Policy Options for Supporting Adaptations in the Marine Arctic (Arctic TRANSFORM)

January 2008 to June 2009

The Arctic TRANSFORM project developed transatlantic policy options for supporting adaptation in the marine Arctic environment based on input from more than 50 experts on Arctic policy in the areas of environmental governance, indigenous peoples, hydrocarbons, shipping, and fisheries. Emphasis was placed on cross-sectoral synergies, stakeholder participation, and governance options in the Arctic.

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Which strategies have the best cost-benefit ratio? - an economic assessment

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22 November 2007
Bonn
Germany

Invited by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Ingo Bräuer, Senior Fellow with Ecologic Institute, gave a lecture on the cost-benefit ratio of strategies. The objective of the symposium was to identify the current scenarios of climate change as well as the expected impacts on the ecosystems of rivers and floodplains. Further focus lied on the adaptation strategies of different user groups – navigation, agriculture, forestry and water management - and on the potential contribution of nature conservation. The symposium addressed professionals from the sciences, authorities and associations.

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Formulation of a Position Paper on the EU Budget Review from a Sustainability Perspective

November 2007 to February 2008

The European Council approved the financial forecast 2007-2013 in December 2005. This approval does not only define the financial framework for this period, but also includes the decision to comprehensively review the EU budget in 2008 and 2009, for which the Commission launched a broad consultation process.  Within this framework, Ecologic Institute analysed the multi-annual EU financial framework from an environmental and sustainability perspective. On this basis, Ecologic Institute formulated a position paper which was submitted to the consultation procedure of the Commission.

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