A gradual shift of today’s taxes away from personal income and capital- and towards taxes on consumption, pollution, and inefficient use of energy and resources can boost employment, eco-innovation and protect the environment. In this context, biodiversity protection also plays an important role. Building on previous work related to the use of market-based instruments in the field of nature conservation at the EU and global levels, Sandra Naumann gave a presentation on “Preserving Biodiversity with Market Incentives” at the “Environmental Tax Reform - learning from the past, and inventing the future” conference in Dublin, Ireland. The focus on her presentation was the success or failure of these instruments and their potential for further use in the future.Read more
On 30 September 2010, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue on “Widlife in a Changing Climate - How does climate change effect biodiversity and eco-systems and how to respond to it?“ was held in Berlin in honour of Jeremy Symons, Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education of the US National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The discussion focused on exploring the main challenges currently faced by conservation initiatives in the US and Europe.
This conference hosted by the European Commission represents a key milestone in the path towards a new Financing Natura 2000 Communication. It provided a forum for an official presentation of the outcomes of the recent Economic and Social Benefits of Natura 2000 exercise. It also offered an opportunity to assess the current approach of financing Natura 2000, with respect...Read more
The one-day workshop brought together 16 European and Arctic stakeholders to develop potential scenarios for the future (up to 2030). The chief objective of the EU Arctic Footprint project is to explore policy options for reducing the EU’s environmental footprint in the Arctic. Given the high level of uncertainty with regard to both policy development and the impacts of current...Read more