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Global Land Use and Sustainability (GLOBALANDS)

September 2011 to June 2014
August 2012 to June 2015
The pressure on land and natural resources is increasing worldwide. While there are many sectoral policies tackling different environmental problems, land use is not regulated in an integrated and overarching way. The discussion on sustainable biofuels and biomass highlights the continued lack of an effective and innovative framework to deal with complex land-use issues. The aim of the GLOBALANDS project is to identify existing land use policies and develop possible governance tools towards a more resource efficient and sustainable global land use.Read more

Integrating Ecological, Carbon and Water footprint into a "Footprint Family" of Indicators

Definition and role in tracking human pressure on the planet
In this article, the authors provide for the first time a definition of the "Footprint Family" as a suite of indicators to track human pressure on our planet and under different angles. It builds on the premise that no single indicator per se is able to comprehensively monitor human impact on the environment, but indicators rather need to be used and interpreted jointly.Read more

Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Europe

August 2011 to February 2013

Resource efficiency is a key policy issue for the European Union. In this context, this project will provide independent expert advice on issues relating to sustainable management of natural resources. More specifically, the project focuses on water resource management and the management of resources used for agriculture. Scientific, technological and best practice solutions are identified and assessed for their potential to improve the sustainability of water management and agriculture. These issues are analysed in terms of their funding from other EU policies, their potential socio-Read more

First LEDDRA Plenary Meeting in Yichang, China

Responses to soil erosion in agricultural areas in China as well as the exchange of experiences as regards good practice in the EU in soil conservation management and monitoring were among the subjects of the first plenary meeting of the FP7-project LEDDRA. The meeting took place in Yichang (China) from 27 to 30 April 2011 and was organised by the Changjing River Scientific Research Institute (CRSRI). Ruta Landgrebe and Sandra Naumann participated as representatives of Ecologic Institute.

2. RADOST Jahresbericht

After two years of project work, the second annual report of RADOST (Regional adaption measures for the German Baltic Sea Coast) presents research results and experiences of cooperation with political decision makers in ministries, administrations and communities. The annual report is available for download.Read more
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Agricultural and Rural Development policy in the EU and Germany: Recent developments and perspectives (欧盟与德国农业及农村发展政策: 动态与展望)

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28 March 2011
Berlin
Germany

The Common Agricultural Policy has undergone fundamental reforms over time in order to respond to changing economic conditions as well as societal expectations and demands. Ruta Landgrebe, a Fellow at Ecologic Institute, spoke to a GIZ delegation from China about the developments and perspectives of agricultural and rural development policy in the EU and its implementation in Germany.

Today, the Common Agricultural Policy benefits society by encouraging the production of safe and high quality food, thereby supporting the maintenance ofRead more

An Assessment of the Balancing of EU Development Objectives with Other Policies and Priorities

The study "An Assessment of the Balancing of EU Development Objectives with Other Policies and Priorities", to which Ecologic Institutes scientists Christiane Gerstetter and Jenny Kirschey contributed, evaluates the coherence between the EU’s development policies and its other policies. Its authors describe the positive and negative impacts of these policies on development priorities and provide recommendations to achieve better policy coherence. The study was commissioned by the European Parliament and is available for download.Read more

Guidance on Making Agricultural Measures Clear and Transparent at Farm Level

March 2011 to May 2013

The guidance document provides a tool to assist the WFD (Water Framework Directive) implementation at the farm level, giving advice to national and river basin management authorities on how mandatory and voluntary measures included within the WFD Programmes of Measures can be made operational at the farm level. This guidance document was developed through a collaborative programme involving the WFD Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) partners. Ecologic Institute intensely supported the drafting of the guidance itself as well as the organisation of the CIS workshop on "Clear measures forRead more

EU Subsidies for Polluting and Unsustainable Practices

The report provides an overview of the environmental relevance of the largest fields of expenditure within the EU budget. It assesses the sustainability level of key budget items in the EU sectoral policies. It also provides recommendations in the context of a potential reform of subsidies that would contribute to the alignment of the EU budget towards a more sustainable growth as called in the EU 2020 Strategy.Read more

Climate Change in Agriculture - Conference

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20 January 2011
Berlin
Germany

Over 100 scientists, policy makers, and experts from pertinent government agencies and associations discussed at the conference "Climate Change in Agriculture", which took place on 20 January 2011 at the headquarters of the Permanent Representation of the Federal State of the Saarland in Berlin and was moderated by Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel. Norbert Röttgen, the German federal minister of the...Read more

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