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Diverging Concepts of Nature and Human Well-being - From Theory to Action

2 September 2014 to 6 September 2014

A new economic paradigm and its multiple facets for future development were intensively discussed at the international "Degrowth Conference" in Leipzig from 2 to 6 September 2014. Also the Ecologic Institute contributed through presentations, workshops and moderations. Christiane Gerstetter and Timo Kaphengst held a workshop on "Biodiversity and well-being in development cooperation". The handout is available for download.

The concept of the workshop strongly built on the current project "The role of biodiversity inRead more

Preparatory Work for the Joint Water-Marine-Biodiversity-Nature Workshop

September 2014 to November 2014

At their December 2013 meeting, the Nature, Marine and Water Directors recognised the need to further strengthen the coordination and cooperation between the different policy areas: marine, water and nature/biodiversity. As a further step, the Directors agreed to organise a workshop with representation from the different policy areas to discuss common understanding of the issues at stake (2-3 December 2014, Brussels).

As background document to this joint Water-Marine-Biodiversity-Nature workshop, a report has been developed to provide an overview on how Member States haveRead more

Good Practices to Address the Nutrient Surplus in Lombardy (Italy)

5 November 2014
The regional conference "Closing the mineral cycles at farm level - Good practices to reduce nutrient loss in the Lombardy region" took place on 5 November 2014 at the "E.c.ho." Hotel, Milan (Italy). It aimed to present the results of the study "Resource efficiency in practice – Closing mineral cycles" commissioned by the DG Environment (European Commission). It focused on the good practices, which were identified as potential ways to reduce the nutrient loss at farm level and to close mineral cycles, based on the current state of nutrient saturation within the Lombardy region.Read more

Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

The challenge of climate change - partnering with nature
Climate change is a global phenomenon that poses risks to sectors across society and the economy. Nature-based approaches can offer sustainable solutions to cope with climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges. The brochure "Nature-based approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation", developed by Ecologic Institute on behalf of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), introduces the opportunities, challenges, and success factors of nature-based solutions and presents good practice examples. The brochure is available for download.Read more

Taking into Account Opportunity Costs when Assessing Costs of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Action

The study addresses the following aspects 1. Identification of the types of costs associated with biodiversity policy in the EU: both direct and indirect as well as opportunity costs. 2. A review of the available literature to find any gaps in the cost analysis – such as the opportunity costs of conversion to other uses – and to assess the extent of these gaps. 3. An estimate of the total economic costs of biodiversity policy (including opportunity costs) in the EU. 4. Information on how to systematically fill any such gap in the future and on the methodologies that can be used to comprehensively address all types of economic costs.Read more

European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters 2014-2016

January 2014 to December 2016
The European Environment Agency's European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine waters (ETC-ICM) aims to support the assessment, development, and implementation of EU policies through data analysis, data monitoring, and scientific knowledge sharing. European Topic Centres are important instruments of the European Environment Agency to monitor the environment in its member countries and analyse the current as well as the future state of the environment.Read more

Resource Efficiency in Practice - Closing Mineral Cycles

18 November 2014
Inefficient use of fertilisers leads to the accumulation of nutrients in areas of intense agricultural activities and can cause serious environmental problems in these areas and beyond. Within the project "Resource Efficiency in Practice - Closing Mineral Cycles", the most promising and cost-effective measures at the regional and farm levels were identified to increase the resource efficiency and use of nutrients (N, P, K) and help close mineral cycles, particularly in saturated areas in Europe. The findings have been translated into relevant practical measures for the farming community in these areas.Read more

5th Workshop on Fish Protection and Downstream Fish Migration - Core Messages in Practice

23 September 2014 to 24 September 2014

The event was the fifth workshop in a series on the topic of fish protection and downstream migration financed by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and organised by Ecologic Institute.

The workshop focused on the exchange of experiences with implemented measures and information about ongoing or planned research projects on the subject of fish protection and downstream fish migration. The workshop...Read more


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