In the book chapter "Green infrastructure: a bridging concept between biodiversity conservation and the Green Economy", Timo Kaphengst, McKenna Davis and Sandra Naumann of Ecologic Institute examine how the concept of green infrastructure (GI) matches with the most fundamental elements of the green economy, paying particular attention to the enhancement of "natural capital" and fostering of green and social innovation outside of protected areas. The ecosystem services approach is utilized as a bridging concept between the human and natural spheres, highlighting the extent to which GI is suitable for supporting the functionality of ecosystems and their provisioning of services for humans. The theoretical analysis is underpinned with empirical evidence from research in the field of GI within Europe and previous projects completed by Ecologic Institute.Read more
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Möller-Gulland, Jennifer et.al. et. al. 2015: Water Abstraction Charges and Compensation Payments in Baden-Württemberg (Germany). In: Lago, M., Mysiak, J., Gómez, C.M., Delacámara, G., Maziotis, A. (Eds.): Use of Economic Instruments in Water Policy. Insights from International Experience. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.Read more
Lago, Manuel et. al. 2015: Defining and Assessing Economic Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management. In: Lago, M., Mysiak, J., Gómez, C.M., Delacámara, G., Maziotis, A. (Eds.): Use of Economic Instruments in Water Policy. Insights from International Experience. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.Read more
Möller-Gulland, Jennifer et. al. 2015: Effluent Tax in Germany. In: Lago, M., Mysiak, J., Gómez, C.M., Delacámara, G., Maziotis, A. (Eds.): Use of Economic Instruments in Water Policy. Insights from International Experience. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.Read more
How do Scientist and Political Decision Makers Estimate Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region?
The BACC II (Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea basin) is an updated assessment of ongoing climate variations in the Baltic Basin for the period 2009-2014. The book is an update of the first BACC assessment, published in 2008, and offers new and updated scientific findings in regional climate research for the Baltic Sea basin. The evidence collected and presented in BACC II shows that the regional climate has already started to change and this is expected to continue. Dr. Grit Martinez from Ecologic Institute is co-author of the article 'Climate Science and Communication for the Baltic Sea Region'. BACC II is a project of the Baltic Earth research network and contributes to the World Climate Research Programme.Read more
Internationale Beispiele der Klimaanpassung
What makes adaptation measures successful, and how can they be used as good examples? In his recent article "The view beyond the horizon – International examples of climate adaptation", Dr. Nico Stelljes aims to answer this question using different success factors for the classification of good examples of adaptation to climate change, presenting five examples of adaptation measures. The article was published in the seventh volume of the OEKOM series 'Climate Change within Regions'.Read more
Cases from the U.S. East Coast and the German Baltic Sea Coast
Over 123 million Americans and nearly half of European citizens live on or near their respective coasts. What coastal stakeholders in Europe and the U.S. learn from each other to safeguarding their shores has been explored in a publication by Dr. Grit Martinez from Ecologic Institute in collaboration with colleagues from Duke and Humboldt University. Read more
Ergebnisse einer Befragung in Politik, Verwaltung und Zivilgesellschaft
Climate change perceptions and attitudes towards climate adaptation measures are critical in determining local actions, their main focus, and the way in which new challenges and measures are approached. The author, Doris Knoblauch, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, comes to the conclusion that coastal protection is predominant among potential climate adaptation measures. Therefore, other measures do not receive enough attention in the German Baltic sea region. Read more
A comparison between Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein
The German Bundesländer Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern both lie on the Baltic Sea coast. Their attitudes towards a) climate change adaptation and b) the way in which local communities and industries shape their climate change adaptation measures are different. Doris Knoblauch and Dr. Nico Stelljes, both Fellows at Ecologic Institute suggest in their article that there are cultural settings, which influence the perception of climate change and, consequently, the proposed adaptation measures in the two states.Read more
Martinez, Grit and Mike K. Orbach 2014: "Küstenschutz - Europa und USA im Vergleich", in: Heike Leitschuh et al. (eds.): Jahrbuch Ökologie 2015. Re-Naturierung. Stuttgart: S. Hirzel Verlag, 214-222.