The meeting, which took place at COPA-COGECA in Brussels, was attended by representatives from different agricultural unions of the EU. Thomas Dworak focused his lecture on the main links between the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Common Agricultural Policy.Read more
At an international expert seminar Thomas Dworak gave a presentation on the role and significance of voluntary agri-environmental advisory services in minimising water pollution from the agricultural sector in the Baltic Sea Region. His presentation and a short note are available for download.
On 6 and 7 December 2007 the County Administrative Board of Stockholm and the Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre in co-operation with several Latvian and Swedish Ministries organised an international expert and policy seminar on agri-environmental extension services around the BalticRead more
This project focuses on analysing the potentials of voluntary agri-environmental extension services to reduce diffuse agricultural pollution in the Baltic Sea area.
At an international expert seminar Thomas Dworak gave a presentation on the role and significance of voluntary agri-environmental advisory services in minimising water pollution from the agricultural sector in the Baltic Sea Region. The seminar aimed to increase the focus upon agri-environmental extension services as a cost-effective and necessary instrument to minimise environmental – notablyRead more
In 2006, the European Community adopted a new regulation dealing with the geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs. Ecologic, along with ADAS and London Economics, carried out an evaluation of the scheme focusing on the development and effectiveness of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) systems.
The PDO/PGI protection scheme, adopted in 2006, was designed to protect both consumers and producers by providing a certification scheme for the origin and method of production of agriculturalRead more
Bioenergy and climate friendly farming practices were discussed at the first in a series of Transatlantic Ecologic Riverside Chats that took place in Berlin on 17 August 2007. The event was held on the occasion of the visit of 30 farmers as well as policy makers, scientists, and journalists with an agricultural background from within Germany and the United States...Read more
In order to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and address key pressures and impacts from agriculture activities, this project developed a catalogue of measures for tackling agricultural pollution. The catalogue serves as a EU-wide information base and is designed to support Member States in developing programmes of measures in their river basin management plans. This catalogue of measures is a living document that is updated on a regularly basis, which is particularly important to make use of the experiences gained under the first cycle of the WFD in futureRead more
The United States -- though the 2005 Energy Policy Act -- and the European Union -- through the European Energy Policy -- created incentives for expanding biofuel production and use. On 24 May 2007, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) convened a seminar in Brussels on "Transatlantic Approaches to Biofuels" and invited R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute to provide indight to sustainability and trade policy aspects.Read more