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A New Environmental Accounting Framework for Policy Analysis (EXIOPOL)

March 2007 to February 2011
For a sustainable development within the EU all social costs of economic activities have to be considered. The integrated project EXIOPOL aims to assess these costs, which include environmental impacts, for the EU-25 and will depict them in an environmentally extended input-output framework. The results of the assessment and the accounting framework will be applied to important policy issues and will help to assess the policy impact of past research.Read more

Policy Incentives for Climate Change Mitigation Agricultural Techniques (PICCMAT)

January 2007 to December 2008

Climate change is one of the main concerns of our modern civilisation. Agriculture is commonly estimated to be responsible for 9% of total greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. The research project PICCMAT aimed to identify farming practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to suggest policy instruments to support the necessary changes in land management to stakeholders and policy makers.

Agriculture is the main source of two major greenhouse gases - nitrous oxide and methane – and thus contributes considerably to climate change. On the other hand, thereRead more

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RAPIDO – Rural Areas, People and Innovative Development

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9 May 2007
Leipzig
Germany

A large percentage of Europe’s territory consists of rural areas that contain more than half of its population. Many problems of European societies such as an ageing population, high unemployment rates, social disparities and the lack of adaptive potential to the global market are more pronounced in rural areas than elsewhere. To overcome these problems, it is essential to link public, private and inter-sectoral initiatives to foster innovation. Rainer Müssner presented the EU-funded project RAPIDO, that has been established to analyse current best practices concerning the development of innovation in agriculture, forestry, the food sector and the wider rural areas, as well as to analyse methods to transfer knowledge to different target groups.

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Rural Areas - People - Innovative Development (RAPIDO)

March 2007 to February 2009

Despite three generations of rural development policies and with the 4th starting in 2007, rural areas still face considerable problems. Many problems of European societies such as an ageing population, high unemployment rates, social disparities and the lack of adaptive potential to the global market are more pronounced in rural areas than elsewhere. To overcome these problems, it is essential to link public, private and inter-sectoral initiatives to foster innovation. RAPIDO has been established to analyse current best practices concerning the development of innovation in agriculture,Read more

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Support for the Implementation of the Water Framework Directive

February 2006 to February 2007

The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) poses enormous challenges to the Member States as well as to the European Commission. As part of a pan-European consortium, Ecologic supports the European Commission in the implementation of the Directive. The main objective is to provide independent, impartial and punctual advice on scientific, socio-economic and technical issues related to the WFD.

The WFD entered into force in December 2002. For the implementation of the Directive to be successful and effective, a common understanding and approach across political bordersRead more

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WFD and Agriculture – Participation to the ICPDR Workshop in Malinska

April 2006

On behalf of the European Commission, DG Environment, Ecologic Fellow Thomas Dworak participated in a workshop on the WFD and Agriculture and gave a presentation on EU agricultural policies and water management. The workshop was held in Malinska, Croatia on 25-26 April 2006 and organised by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) together with the UNDP-GEF Danube Regional Project.

The agricultural sector is one of the key polluters of the Danube River Basin (DRB). To successfully achieve the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) objectives by 2015,Read more

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WFD and Agriculture – Final synthesis 2005-06 of the SSG activity

April 2006 to December 2006
Under its mandate for 2005-06, the Strategic Steering Group (SSG) on WFD and Agriculture has initiated numerous activities including five issues reports and two important conferences hosted under the UK and Austrian presidency, respectively. Due to the huge amount of information and debates produced by these activities, a synthesis of the SSG activities during the duration of this mandate was identified to be necessary. The European Commission, DG Environment commissioned Ecologic to prepare this synthesis document. Read more
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WFD and Agriculture – Analysis of the pressures and impacts

April 2006 to October 2006

Under the mandate of the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), Ecologic and the Warsaw Agricultural University (WAU) have been commissioned to update the working document “WFD and Agriculture - Analysis of the Pressures and Impacts”. The initial report has been prepared in the frame of the DG RTD project “Common Agricultural Policy meets Water Framework Directive – Opportunities for the future” and presented at the UK Presidency conference on WFD and agriculture in September 2005.

Diffuse pollution fromRead more

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Water Framework Directive and Agricultural Linkages at the EU Level: State of Play

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25 April 2006
Malinska
Croatia

On behalf of the European Commission, DG Environment, Ecologic Fellow Thomas Dworak participated in a workshop on the WFD and Agriculture and gave a presentation on EU agricultural policies and water management. The workshop was held in Malinska, Croatia on 25-26 April 2006 and organised by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) together with the UNDP-GEF Danube Regional Project.

The presentation of Thomas Dworak is available for download [pdf, 467 KB, English].

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Common Agricultural Policy and Water Framework Directive

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24 March 2006
Berlin
Germany

Based on an initiative of the Grüne Liga e.V. a seminar with the title: On the way towards the "Good status"- Critical aspects of the WFD was held on 24 March 2006. Rainer Müssner from Ecologic gave a presentation about the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU and the Water Framework Directive. The main focus of Müssner's presentation was the linkages between these policy areas and options to create synergies.

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