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Sustainable Development in the European Union

Key Messages
Sustainable development is a fundamental and overarching objective of the European Union, enshrined in the Treaty. The EU Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS) brings together the many strands of economic, social and environmental policy under one overarching objective — to continually improve the quality of life and well-being for present and future generations.Read more

Sustainable Development in the European Union – 2015

2015 Monitoring Report of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy
The Eurostat monitoring report examines how well the EU and its member states adapt the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. As part of a consortium with the Vienna University of Economics and Business, INFRAS and the Haymarket Media Group, Ecologic Institute played an integral role in compiling the 2015 Eurostat monitoring report. The report is available for download.Read more
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Social Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Regions

Findings from Transdisciplinary Research
In their book "Social Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Regions," Grit Martinez (Ecologic Institute), Peter Fröhle, and Hans-Joachim Meier address often overlooked but key societal aspects that influence stakeholders to engage or not to engage in adapting to a changing climate.Therefore sociocultural and ecological dimensions of adaptation to a changing climate in coastal regions are the focus of the anthology.Read more

Smarter, Greener, more Inclusive? – 2015

Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy
On 2 March 2015, Eurostat published its most recent Flagship Publication Smarter, greener, more inclusive?. The report, commissioned by Eurostat, assesses the EU's progress in implementing the Europe 2020 strategy. Commissioned by Eurostat, Andreas Prahl, Katharina Umpfenbach and Eike Velten of Ecologic Institute edited the chapter on climate change and energy. It discusses progress towards the so-called 20-20-20 targets which aim at cutting EU greenhouse gas emissions, increasing renewable energy supply, and improving energy efficiency.Read more

Land Grabbing

Der globale Wettlauf um Agrarland
The foreign companies come in numbers. They dispel the people from the rural areas which were used by them for centuries. They don't confer with the indigenous people. The deals are made in hidden chambers. The only things that the locals see are other people with big tractors invading their areas. The sample is available for download.



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Kosten-Nutzen-Abwägung zur Feststellung von Ausnahmen aufgrund unverhältnismäßiger Kosten

Ein Handbuch im Kontext der EG-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie
In order to achieve the aims of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) in German river basin districts, comprehensive and cost-intensive measures are necessary. In the case of disproportionally high costs, exceptions regarding deadlines and environmental objectives are possible. Using the cost-benefit-analysis that is presented in this manual, these disproportionalities can be identified.Read more

Qualitätsanforderungen an Umweltinformationen

Herleitung, Definition und Anwendung auf die Berichterstattung zur Umweltbelastung von Konsum und Produktion
Although there are many information and data on the environmental and climate impact of consumption and production, it is difficult to evaluate their role and their connections in the overall picture. In this study, different quality requirements for environmental information are defined and compared by using the concept of the "True and Fair View."

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Kosten-Nutzen-Abwägung im Kontext der EG-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie

Methodik zur Begründung von Ausnahmen aufgrund unverhältnismäßiger Kosten
This book presents a practical method to carry out a cost-benefit analysis in the context of the EU Water Framework Directive (WRRL). Disproportionally high costs of measures can hinder the achievement of the "good ecological status". With the help of the presented method, the proportionality of the costs can be reviewed with low effort.

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