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German Perspectives on the Current Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy

December 2008 to February 2009

This project analyses the positions and relative influence of the main German shareholders on the GAP reform which became visible through responses to the Health Check agreement on the Common Agricultural Policy and the upcoming Mid-Term Budget Review. Furthermore, the project also explores the main issues and directions of the CAP debate in Germany and the likely overall German position towards the future CAP reform in Brussels.

Drawing from various sources, the analysis produced a policy brief, which is available for download, along with further information onRead more

Ecologic Institute 2009 Berlin - Brussels - Vienna - Washington DC

This brochure provides a general survey and overview of the range of topics addressed by the Ecologic Institute. It includes examples of relevant events and projects, and key financial information. The brochure captures essence of the Ecologic Institute at a crucial time in our development. The past years have brought consistent growth, increasing diversification, strong management, and the establishment of a number of offices and subsidiaries. Read more

Symposium: Addressing the Climate Challenge - What can Agriculture do? Ideas from Europe and Beyond

28 October 2008
The final symposium of the PICCMAT project (Policy Incentives for Climate Change Mitigation Agricultural Techniques) on 28 October 2008 in Brussels generated high interest among stakeholders. The agricultural sector will be under increased pressure in the future to contribute to the realization of ambitious climate change mitigation targets. Almost 90 participants from the farming, policy and scientific communities engaged in discussions on potential ways forward. The PICCMAT policy recommendations are available for download. Read more

Climate Change Mitigation Through Agricultural Techniques - Policy Recommendations

This report, written as part of the Project PICCMAT (Policy Incentives for Climate Change Mitigation Agricultural Techniques), provides information on different mitigation practices and identifies priorities for policy action. Additionally, it describes currrent rural development, introducing options for the future European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The report is available for download.Read more

Tough Choices - Land Use under a Changing Climate: German-US Conference and Scientific Field Trip

2 October 2008 to 4 October 2008

From 2 to 4 October 2008, a joint German-US conference convened 80 scientists from both sides of the Atlantic to address future land use strategies and identifying common research goals. A complementing post-conference program included field visits to the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and the German Meteorological Service (DWD).

The joint conference focused on the conflict between future land...Read more

Biofuels: Between Energy Security and Climate Change - Latin America and the international discussion

28 August 2008
Rio de Janeiro

This workshop from 28-29 August 2008 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) aimed towards a common understanding between representatives of Latin America, Asia, Europe and the US on future biofuel development. Timo Kaphengst outlined in his presentation the renewable energy policy of the European Union, more specifically the main controversies within decision-making bodies of the EU on biofuel targets and sustainability standards.

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Forum for Sustainable Agricultural Policies 2013

August 2008 to April 2011
Rural areas face a number of new challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and the increasing demand for biomass. In this project, a series of conferences with different themes and a wide range of actors will investigate new strategies for innovation in rural areas, compliant with environmentally friendly economic activities.Read more

Linking CAP & WFD Facts – Results - Upcoming issues

16 June 2008

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.

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A Review of the Possible Impact of Biomass Production from Agriculture on Water

Background paper for the conference "WFD meets CAP - Looking for a consistent approach"
Dworak, Thomas; Ulrike Eppler; Jan-Erik Petersen et. al. 2008: A Review of the Possible Impact of Biomass Production from Agriculture on Water. Background paper for the conference "WFD meets CAP - Looking for a consistent approach". Background paper for the European conference "Water Framework Directive and Agriculture" , 21-22 September 2007, Paris.Read more

The role and significance of voluntary agri-environmental advisory services in minimising water pollution from the agricultural sector

6 December 2007

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


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