Lucas Porsch, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, was asked to comment on presentations regarding the economic costs of light pollution held during the conference "The bright side of the night." In his comments, Lucas Porsch set out the criteria for light pollution indicators to be usable in practical policy making. He explained the type of valuations of environmental damages used in the assessment tool developed for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). He also summarized the potential inclusion ofRead more
On 6–7 June 2013, the final conference of InContext, together with the Informed Cities Forum 2013, took place in Berlin. It provided a creative platform for local initiatives, policymakers, and researchers to exchange insights, ideas, and experiences on transition processes. At the core of the conference was the question of how to create space for change and move towards better...Read more
How can environmental statistics and metrics serve to effectively inform the public, policymakers, and the media? On 23 April 2013, Tanja Srebotnjak of Ecologic Institute's San Mateo Office and scientists Elizabeth Selig and David Hole from Conservation International engaged in a dialogue on the research they are conducting on measuring the dependence of human populations across the world on marine...Read more
How can environmental statistics and metrics serve to effectively inform the public, policymakers, and the media? On 23 April 2013, Tanja Srebotnjak and Cathy Schechter of Ecologic Institute's San Mateo Office offered a sneak peak into the 2013 Sustainable San Mateo County Indicators 17th edition Report, the longest continuously running local indicator report in the U.S.
The presentation and discussion highlighted...Read more