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Alive and Kicking

The First Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
In the end of 2005 the parties to the Kyoto Protocol convened to decide on a number of operational aspects of the international climate regime. More importantly, they also agreed to launch consultations on future mitigation commitments for the period after 2012, when the current "Kyoto targets" expire. Dr. Camilla Bausch and Michael Mehling analyse the outcome of the meeting in an article and discuss the summit’s significance as a first step in the further evolution of the international climate regime.Read more

Waste Management and Climate Change

August 2006 to September 2006

Climate protection is one of the most important challenges to today's environmental policy agenda. Among the different economic and social sectors which have to contribute to minimising emissions of greenhouse gases is the waste management. European and German waste policy has contributed to significantly reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases due to waste treatment. For example the land-filling of solid municipal waste has been sharply limited by law. However, there still remains a huge potential for improvement in the methods of waste treatment to reduce emissions. In order toRead more

Ninth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

August 2006 to February 2007
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is the most exhaustive agreement for maintaining the world’s ecological underpinnings. In 2006, the Parties to the CBD agreed to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss. As host of the next Conference of the Parties (COP) in 2008, Germany has a special role to play. As part of this project Ecologic supports and advises the German government in setting the agenda. Key points that need to be tackled in order to reach this goal were discussed at an Expert Workshop from 13-15 December 2006 in Potsdam and summarised in the so called Potsdam recommendations. Read more

Vulnerability and Distribution of Native Bird Species in Germany

July 2006 to November 2006
Many bird species depend on agricultural areas and forests. Specific cultivation practices are often a cause of their endangerment. A focus of this study is to analyse which bird species are significantly affected by agriculture and forestry in Germany. Cultivation rules for the protection of selected bird species will be developed. Methodological and technical aspects as well as legal implications will be addressed. Read more

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides the basis for concerted international action to mitigate climate change and to adapt to its impacts. The Handbook aims at providing an overview of the institutional framework as well as the thematic work undertaken under the convention. It targets governments, researchers, non-governmental organisations and others interested in the international climate change negotiations. Read more

Neuausrichtung der Verwaltung auf die WRRL

What are the specific administrative challenges of the Water Framework Directive. How should its administrative responses be structured—with respect to organisation, personnel, and information technology? What role do the pilot projects play in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive? Peter Kessler, Ecologic Senior Policy Advisor, addresses these issues in the Handbook for the EU-Water Framework Directive.

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Renewed Lisbon Strategy and Implementation of National Reform Programmes: Development of Indicators

June 2006 to October 2006
The Lisbon strategy was re-launched in 2005 with a strengthened focus on growth and jobs across Europe but also with an emphasis on coherence with the Sustainable Development Strategy. The objective of this project is to develop a methodology for assessing to which extent the environmental component has been taken into account in the National Reform Programms (NRPs) and how committed the Member States are to delivering their pledges made. NRP are key tools for the implementation of the renewed Lisbon Strategy. Read more

Promoting Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China

June 2006 to October 2006
The Chinese legal framework on public interest litigation in environmental matters shall be strengthened in order to address threatening large-scale environmental damage due to China's industrial development process. Existing concepts of other countries have exemplary character. In the framework of the project, Ecologic drew up a report on public interest litigation in Germany, which was subsequently  presented at a workshop organised by the GTZ in Beijing in the fall of 2006. The report and the presentation are available for download. Read more

Public Procurement and Forest Certification: Assessing the Implications for Policy, Law and International Trade

Comparing major certification schemes: FSC, PEFC, CSA, MTCC and SFI
Mechel, Friederike; Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf; Peter Sprang et. al. 2006: Public Procurement and Forest Certification: Assessing the Implications for Policy, Law and International Trade. Comparing major certification schemes: FSC, PEFC, CSA, MTCC and SFI. Ecologic Institute: Berlin.Read more


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