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Impact of Bioenergy Production on Water Quality and Water Resources

May 2007 to October 2007

The project compiles available scientific information on the likely impact of bioenergy production on water quality and water resources. The results of this project were presented in a background paper entiteled "WFD and Bioenergy production at the EU Level - A review of the possible impact of biomass production from agriculture on water" for the European conference "Water Framework Directive and Agriculture" in Paris, 21-22 September 2007.

The background paper gives a brief introduction to agricultural and bioenergy policy in the EU, followed by an introduction on EuropeanRead more

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RAPIDO – Rural Areas, People and Innovative Development

TimeLoc
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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Backgrounds and Effects of EU Bioenergy Policies (AGRINERGY)

May 2007 to October 2008

AGRINERGY (EU Bioenergy Policies and their effects on rural areas and agriculture policies) is a Specific Support Action (SSA) within the Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6). The project aims to analyse and understand the socio-economic, environmental and societal issues of EU bioenergy policies and their effects on future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and how they fit into the concept of sustainable rural development.

At the Spring meeting of the European Council in Brussels on 8-9 March 2007, the EU heads ofRead more

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

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

Global Environmental Impacts of Large-Scale Bioenergy Production

February 2007 to May 2007

In this literature review Ecologic analyses more than 25 recent and relevant scientific studies with regard to the potential (positive as well as negative) environmental impacts of large-scale biomass production for bioenergy.

The study provides an overview of the most important and frequently named environmental pressures and impacts due to large-scale bioenergy production found in literature.  It relates environmental pressures along bioenergy processing chains (land use change, production/ cultivation of bioenergy crops, harvesting of bioenergy crops, building the necessaryRead 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

Agri-Environmental Analysis

August 2006 to August 2010
The European Environment Agency (EEA) provides decision-makers with information needed to make sound and effective decisions in the policy making process with the aim to protect the environment and support sustainable development. Within a framework contract, Ecologic supports the EEA in this task by undertaking an agri-environmental analysis relating to agri-environment indicators, farm management, bio-energy production, the spatial distribution of CAP subsidies and dissemination of EEA results. Read more
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Beyond 2007: Further Research Needs at EU Level

WFD and Agriculture Linkages at the EU Level
Herbke, Nadine; Zbigniew Karaczun; Ruta Landgrebe-Trinkunaite and Thomas Dworak 2006: Deliverable 15 - WFD and Agriculture Linkages at the EU Level - Beyond 2007: Further Research Needs at EU level. Ecologic - Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin.Read more
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Mandatory Standards in 7 EU Countries and 3 Non-EU Countries

Germany Country Report
Müssner, Rainer; Anna Leipprand; Stephanie Schlegel et al. 2006: Deliverable 5 - CROSS-COMPLIANCE Facilitating the CAP reform: Compliance and competitiveness of European agriculture - Mandatory standards in 7 EU countries and 3 non-EU countries - Germany Country Report. Ecologic - Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin.Read more

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