German agriculture is responsible for approximately 11% of national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and thus there is considerable potential for increased mitigation efforts in this sector. The Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) commissioned the Ecologic Institute to analyze the mitigation potential of German agriculture and the necessary policy measures to support emission reductions. The analysis points to a number of measures which can, along withRead more
The debates on the benefits and threats of genetically modified crops are highly controversial and often misleading due to insufficient information and varying interpretations of existing data. In addition, it has not clearly been shown whether farmers benefit economically over time from growing genetically modified crops in relation to growing conventional crops. The project aimed to analyse the direct monetary and income effects for farmers growing genetically modified crops, as well as the decisive factors behind them. The report is available for download.
During the course of this framework contract, Ecologic Institute will provide scientific services on a range of issues relating to scientific and technological developments in the environment field in order not only to support STOA’s work specifically, but also the European Parliament’s work in general.
Ecologic Institute is part of a consortium of five partners led by IEEP that has been given a framework contract to provide the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) unit with independent expert advice onRead more