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Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (BALTADAPT)

January 2011 to December 2013

The BALTADAPT project (Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy) seeks to provide joint transnational solutions to address the sustainable management of the Baltic Sea in the context of climate change. The overall aim of the project is the development of a Baltic Sea Region wide strategy on climate change adaptation by improving the knowledge base and providing the operational basis for implementation of such a strategy through an action plan.

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries are all threatened and concerned by climate change. There are goodRead more

A Sustainable (individual-) Tourism Concept for Antarctica

December 2010 to May 2011

On behalf of the German Federal Environment Agency Ecologic Institute conducted a study on the impacts of individual tourism in Antarctica. The report "A Sustainable Tourism Concept for Antarctica" sheds light on possible approaches to tourism management and develops a set of recommendations for a sustainable tourism concept in Antarctica.

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EU Arctic Footprint - Final Expert Workshop

18 November 2010

The EU has taken a first step towards reducing its environmental impacts on the Arctic region by investigating EU-driven pressures on the Arctic. Vice President of the European Parliament, Diana Wallis, Iceland's Senior Arctic Official, Greta Gunnarsdottir and Nicholas Hanley, Head of the International Relations and Enlargement Unit for DG Environment welcomed over 60 experts from government and civil society...Read more

Establishing Environmental Sustainability Thresholds and Indicators

Final Report
Knowing the limits of the planet’s ability to provide resources and absorb pollutants is directly linked to debates on the limits to growth. Together with their partners from SERI, Ecologic Institute analysed environmental thresholds and associated indicators for monitoring unsustainable trends caused by human activity that could lead to the crossing of environmental thresholds in Europe. The areas covered are freshwater quality and quantity, soil erosion, and nonrenewable resource consumption. The report is available for download.Read more

From Oceans Policy to Observation in a Changing World

September 2010 to October 2010

The Lisbon Conference 2010 "A Unified Approach for Sustainability in a Changing World: From Ocean Policy to Observation" linked activities to support integrated governance for effective implementation of coastal management and ocean policies.  Supported by the Coastal Services Center of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and hosted by the Luso-American Foundation, the conference focused on core indicators for coastal adaptation and ecosystems of the North Atlantic.  The Marine Policy and RADOST project teams of Ecologic Institute provided content and facilitationRead more

European Fisheries Fund (EFF) Sustainability Criteria

July 2010 to November 2010

A new study has found that financial support is being allocated under the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) to activities with little or no evidence that they are environmentally or socially sustainable. The EFF's goal is to provide financial support for the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Both the EFF and the CFP are responsible for the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. However, most EU Member States use application forms which lack sufficient environmental and social assessment criteria. The study is available for download.

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EU Arctic Footprint - Stakeholder Workshop on Scenario Development

14 April 2010

The one-day workshop brought together 16 European and Arctic stakeholders to develop potential scenarios for the future (up to 2030). The chief objective of the EU Arctic Footprint project is to explore policy options for reducing the EU’s environmental footprint in the Arctic. Given the high level of uncertainty with regard to both policy development and the impacts of current...Read more

First Annual RADOST Conference in Schwerin

24 March 2010 to 25 March 2010
The RADOST project brought together roughly 100 participants to its first annual conference, which took place in Schwerin. The focus of the conference was set on the challenges of climate change in the German Baltic Sea region. Discussions were held about the current state of scientific knowledge and approaches and practical examples of adaptation measures. The conference took place under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Tourism Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.Read more

Responding to Climate Change – The ongoing work of the U.S. National Academies Committee on America's Climate Choices

23 March 2010

The ongoing work of the U.S. National Academies Committee on America's Climate Choices was the topic of a Transatlantic Dinner Dialogue on 23 March 2010 in honour of Donald F. Boesch. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) addresses critical national issues and gives advice based on scientific findings to...Read more


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