Projects – Ecologic Institute EU
Ecologic leads a consortium of 18 European Research Institutes that supports the EEA on environmental economic activities between 2004 and 2008. The consortium includes several high-level experts in Environmental Economics, both from old and new EU Member States.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) produces objective, reliable and comparable information for policy makes of European environmental and sustainable development, and for the wider European public. The EEA already makes use of environmentally related economic information andRead more
Together with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) London and the Institute for European Policy Prague, Ecologic is evaluating the European Co-operation Framework to promote Urban Sustainable Development. A midterm review of the co-operation framework is being undertaken. On this basis the Commission will decide on its future design.
The co-operation framework to promote Urban Sustainable Development aims to provide financial and technical support to networks of local authorities for the exchange of good practice in relation to urban sustainable development.
Since its inception in 1999, the German Ecological Tax Reform has been the subject of major debate. Although it has proven to be an effective instrument for reducing CO2 emissions and for stimulating employment and innovations, the Ecological Tax Reform is still heavily criticised or rejected outright, mainly because of its alleged impacts on economic competitiveness. Against this background, Ecologic and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) have investigated the effects that the reform has had on the environment, employment and technological innovations. The results andRead more
OekoTrend Bonds is a mutual investment fund investing exclusively in interest-bearing government bonds with recognised first-class ratings. States with particular achievements in relation to social, environmental and ethical challenges are given priority. Using the REX 10P Index® as a benchmark, the fund is insured at time of rising interest rates and falling markets.
OekoTrend Bonds is marketed primarily in the German-speaking regions of Europe.
The independent OekoTrend InvestmentRead more
In the course of the 6th Framework Programme, Ecologic participated in the "Sustainability A-Test" project. Coordinated by our Dutch network partner IVM, 18 research institutes from 9 different countries compared different policy appraisal and evaluation tools, in order to assess the contribution of policy initiatives to a sustainable development. In this project, Ecologic focused on monetary assessment tools as well as on Sustainability Impact Assessments.
To realize progress towards the ambitions on Sustainable Development, the EU and other actors should set wiseRead more
Together with partner institutes in France and Russia Ecologic is identifying a set of benchmarking indicators for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) services. These indicators are to assist the WSS sectoral reform and modernisation in the Newly Independent States (NIS). The results of the study will be published in the beginning of 2005.
The development of performance indicators for Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) services has gradually become more important in the last years. On the one hand, this can be related to anRead more
The underlying goal of the SWIFT-WFD project is to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The project's objective is to identify the monitoring methods in use and assess how they support the WFD implementation. It also aims to develop new screening methods which are cost-effective and ready to use.
Monitoring requirements for successfully implementing the WFD will directly depend upon available measurement techniques of demonstrated quality that can deliver reliable data at affordable costs.
The valuation of environmental and resource costs plays a central role for the implementation of the EC Water Framework Directive (WFD). Benjamin Görlach and Eduard Interwies investigated many of the economic aspects - such as the cost recovery for water services, incentive pricing for water, or the selection of cost-effective measures. The study to the German Federal Environmental Agency was published.
In the implementation of the EC Water Framework Directive, the concept of environmental and resource costs applies above all to the cost recovery of water services. Article 9 of theRead more