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Evaluation of the EU Policy on Protected Geographical Indications

October 2007 to September 2008

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

Transatlantic perspectives on biodiversity and climate change

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11 October 2007
Berlin
Germany
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On 11 October 2007, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in Berlin to celebrate the launch of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) first European office and to discuss EU and US policies on biodiversity and climate change. The guest of honor, Rebecca Patton, Chief Conservation Strategies Officer for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), was joined by her colleagues Sascha Müller-Kraenner, the new European Representative as well as Roberto Troya, Director of International Government Relations and Andreas Lehnhoff, Director for the Mesoamerica & Caribbean for the Conservancy. The keynote speaker was Miranda Schreurs, Professor at the Free University in Berlin, who is an expert in transatlantic environmental policy. Read more
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Convergence with EU Nature Protection Policies

Short Guide for ENP Partners and Russia
The ongoing decline in biodiversity threatens fundamental ecosystem functions. An increased fragmentation of habitats in continental Europe has yielded a gradual loss in animal species and plants which jeopardizes human utilization of natural resources. Willing to complement the EU’s efforts to halt this trend, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) promotes nature protection cooperation between the EU and its Eastern and Southern neighbours. To support the effort, the European Commission has issued a guide to nature protection for its European neighbours and Russia. The guide is available for download in four different languages.Read more
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Scoping Study an EU Communication Campaign on Biodiversity

September 2007 to January 2009
The European Union (EU) faces the risk not to meet the 2010 target in implementing the Biodiversity Action Plan. Though the legal background for the implementation is set, the implementation itself is quite slow. In this respect, DG Environment is planning an EU wide communication campaign on biodiversity and nature to increase the awareness and involvement of EU-citizens. This scoping study was commissioned as means of preparation. Read more
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The International Discussion in the Framework of the UN Conventions on Climate Protection and Biological Diversity

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7 May 2007
Berlin
Germany

The United Nations has dedicated the annual International Day of Biological Diversity on 22 May 2007 to "Biological Diversity and Climate Change", highlighting both the interlinkages between the two issues and the interaction between the relevant international or multilateral conventions. On 7 May 2007, the joint CDU and CSU party in the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) held an Expert Meeting to review the state of the debate and explore policy options and needs. Ecologic Institute contributed a presentation focussing on the international regimes on biological diversity and climate change.Read more

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Economic Impact of Nature Management: A Feasibility Study

October 2006 to February 2007
There is an ongoing debate about the impacts of nature conservation policy on the economy. Ecologic has been commissioned by the European Environmental Agency (EEA) to assess whether a measurement of these effects on an European level is feasible. Various methodologies are evaluated in order to determine a best practice methodology for a larger scope study. Read more
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The importance of landscape issues in public policies

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5 September 2006
Berlin
Germany

The Free University of Berlin organised a conference on behalf of The Permanent European conference for the study of the rural landscape (PECSRL) on 4-9 September 2006, focusing on the theme: European rural future: Landscape as an Interface. Rainer Müssner from Ecologic gave a presentation about the importance of landscape issues in public policies. This presentation focused on the following key questions: Is "landscape" a priority issue at the national / European policy agenda?, do we have a coherent "landscape policy"? and what can be done to increase political "weight" of landscapeRead more

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Transboundary landscape management - learning from the water sector

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4 September 2006
Berlin
Germany

There are obvious successes in Transboundary Water Management. How can the Landscape sector profit from these experiences, considering there exists an insufficient level of co-operation between states? Rainer Müssner in collaboration with Eduard Interwies gave a presentation focusing on these issues at the 22nd conference of The Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape.

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Ninth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

August 2006 to February 2007
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is the most exhaustive agreement for maintaining the world’s ecological underpinnings. In 2006, the Parties to the CBD agreed to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss. As host of the next Conference of the Parties (COP) in 2008, Germany has a special role to play. As part of this project Ecologic supports and advises the German government in setting the agenda. Key points that need to be tackled in order to reach this goal were discussed at an Expert Workshop from 13-15 December 2006 in Potsdam and summarised in the so called Potsdam recommendations. Read more

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