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Further Development of Material and Raw Material Input Indicators

Methodological Discussion and Approaches for Consistent Data Sets
The input paper for the expert workshop held from 11 to 12 June 2014, in Berlin synthesizes findings from the review of indicator calculation methodologies and expert interviews. The present report is part of an ongoing project of UBA Germany to further develop material use indicators. The report is reviewing current state of the art with respect to the methodologies for calculating more comprehensive indicators than those currently in use. The input paper is available for download.
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Regional Cooperation in the Commission's Proposal for a New Energy Governance

Options and Implications for Electricity Infrastructure Measures
On 30 April 2014, Ecologic Institute hosted an expert workshop on the significance of the European Commission's proposed new energy governance, focusing on options and implications for electricity infrastructure measures. Twenty-one participants including policy makers as well as representatives of civil society, academia and business discussed possible requirements of, approaches to, and effects of such new measures through a set of structured questions and impromptu presentations. The summary is available for download.Read more

Soil Management for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Framing and Integrating the Issue in the Evolving Policy Environment
Frelih-Larsen, Ana; Sandra Naumann and Elizabeth Dooley 2013: Soil Management for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Framing and Integrating the Issue in the Evolving Policy Environment. 11th European IFSA Symposium – Farming Systems Facing Global Challenges: Capacities and Strategies. Heike Schobert et al. Berlin: IFSA Europe, Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
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Think Tanks in a Time of Crisis and Paralysis

On the Sidelines or Catalysts for Ideas and Actions?
The world's first meeting of leading international think tanks based in and around the European continent, which took place on 20 November 2012 in Rome, concluded with recommendations for think tanks, donors, and policy communities concerning think tanks. The Summit focused on lessons from the current fiscal and economic crises in Europe, and sought ways to enhance the role of think tanks in anticipating crises and providing effective early warning, formulating dynamic and innovative ideas for solutions, and overcoming the policy paralysis that often aggravates crises. Sydney Baloue, Transatlantic Fellow at Ecologic Institute, acted as lead rapporteur for the event. The conference paper is available for download.Read more

Criteria for Evaluating Climate Adaptation Measures

A Meta-Analysis
Weiland, Sabine et al. 2013: Criteria for Evaluating Climate Adaptation Measures: A Meta-Analysis. Science for the Environment. Mapping Knowledge Needs for Future Horizons. Aarhus: Aarhus University, DCE-Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 102.
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Coherent Policy Instruments for Climate Change Adaptation?

Pedersen, Anders Branth et al. 2013: Coherent Policy Instruments for Climate Change Adaptation? Science for the Environment. Mapping Knowledge Needs for Future Horizons. Aarhus: Aarhus University, DCE-Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 101.
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Forum "Fischschutz und Fischabstieg"

3. Workshop "Schutz und Erhalt von Fischpopulationen – Was ist nötig?"
This paper sums up the results of the third workshop in the Forum on Fish Protection and Downstream Migration. The workshop addressed the biological foundations and management strategies for the protection and preservation of fish populations. The paper is available for download.

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Perspektiven für Biogas in Deutschland aus politischer Sicht

Dr. Wolfgang Urban, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, contributed to the 7th VDI conference reader "Biogas 2013". He informs about the objectives and guidelines as well as the current status of discussions on the funding framework for renewable energies. He also discusses the possible contribution of bioenergies to future energy supply and future challenges.Read more

Untersuchungen der Auswirkungen von Klimaveränderungen auf die Lebensgemeinschaften wirbelloser Tiere

In Fließgewässern im Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee (Hessen, Deutschland)
Werde, Julia; Ulrich Braukmann and Ulf Stein 2013: "Untersuchungen der Auswirkungen von Klimaveränderungen auf die Lebensgemeinschaften wirbelloser Tiere in Fließgewässern im Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee (Hessen, Deutschland)", in: Ute Feit and Horst Korn (eds.): Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt XII. Aktuelle Forschung im Rahmen des Übereinkommens über die biologische Vielfalt vorgestellt auf einer wissenschaftlichen Expertentagung an der Internationalen Naturschutzakademie Insel Vilm vom 20.-24. August 2012. [BfN-Skripten 335]. Bonn - Bad Godesberg: Bundesamt für Naturschutz, 39-46.

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