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OekoTrend Stocks Europe Ethical Investment Fund for European Blue Chip Shares

April 2004
OekoTrend Stocks Europe is a mutual fund or investment trust investing exclusively in European blue-chip shares in the Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50 Index®. Companies with a high degree of ecological and social corporate responsibility are given priority and weighted higher. Futures contracts and stock options are used as insurance at time of falling stock markets. Read more

Legislative Reforms of the German Energy Law

April 2004 to April 2007
The reform of the energy law - initiated on the grounds of new EU directives - has led to a fundamental paradigm shift in Germany. Ecologic is supporting the German Federal Ministry for the Environment by assessing the revised energy law (Energiewirtschaftsgesetz - EnWG) and its regulations drafted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour, paying particular attention to the environmental aspects. Read more

OekoTrend Bonds Ethical Investment Fund for AA-rated Government Bonds

March 2004

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

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Public Environmental Expenditures in OECD Countries

March 2004 to May 2004
Ecologic is analysing major public expenditure programmes to support environmental infrastructure investments in water supply and wastewater management in different OECD countries of the European Union. Following their evaluation, "lessons learned" for OECD non-member countries will be drawn up. All results will be published in a study. Read more
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Sustainable Water Management in Germany against the Background of European Liberalisation Trends

March 2004 to April 2004
Current developments at EU level indicate that water supply could soon no longer be subject to municipal self-administration, but instead to European competition rules and to a mandatory tendering procedure. In Germany, steps on reforming the water sector are currently considered in the framework of the national modernisation strategy. Against this background, the Green Party (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen) in the German Parliament commissioned Ecologic to prepare an expert opinion on sustainable water management in Germany. Read more

Techniques for Evaluation of Sustainability Assessment Tools (Sustainability A-Test)

March 2004 to August 2006

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

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Roof Report 2004 – Heavily Modified Water Bodies in the Danube River Basin

March 2004 to March 2005
On the state of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the Danube River Basin, a Roof Report 2004 was developed by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube and delivered to the European Commission in addition to the national reports. Ecologic Institute developed the chapter on Heavily Modified and Artificial Water Bodies.Read more
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Land Use Planning and Management at the Local Level

February 2004
How can the rate of land consumed on greenfield sites for purposes of urban development and traffic be reduced? Which instruments are most appropriate to use in reaching this goal? How significant will fiscal, economic, regulatory and planning tools be in reducing and managing land development? Which tasks will have to be carried out at the national, regional and local level to support this aim? These and other vital questions were discussed at the Workshop Land Use Planning and Management at the Local Level. Read more
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Benchmarking of Water Supply and Sanitation Services (Waterbench)

January 2004 to January 2005

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.

Background

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

Environmental Regulatory Law

January 2004 to September 2004
The study analyses and evaluates the enforcement of environmental Community law by German administrative law as well as the national law of the EU Member States. For these purposes, the efficiency of national administrative measures in guaranteeing the protection of the environment as requested by specific European Directives and Regulations is illustrated in theory and practice. Read more
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National Sustainable Development Strategy in Germany

January 2004 to April 2004
As part of the Sustainable Development Strategy process, a conference entitled "Dialogue for the National Sustainable Development Strategy: How could its environmental profile be strengthened?" was held on 18-19 March 2004. Ecologic Institute conceptually prepared the conference and wrote the final report. Six topics of cross-sectional interest were chosen and guidelines for discussions developed.Read more
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Screening Methods for the Water Framework Directive (SWIFT-WFD)

January 2004 to March 2007

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.

Background

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.

TheRead more

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Environmental and Resource Costs in the Water Framework Directive: the Case of Germany

December 2003 to September 2004

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

UNEP Round Table

December 2003 to February 2004

The Round Table is intended to further the international discussion on the issue of universal membership in UNEP and to possibly develop a common understanding and set of strategies within the European Union.

A universal membership of each UN Member States in the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) could increase UNEP`s legitimacy and enhance its political importance. Accordingly, the issue of universal membership is one of major interest. In this context, Ecologic organised a Round TableRead more

Emission Reduction for Priority and Priority Hazardous Substances According to the Water Framework Directive

December 2003 to January 2010
The Water Framework Directive stipulates the implementation of measures for a step-wise reduction and phase-out of emissions and losses of a group of 33 priority and priority hazardous substances. In the context of this project, strategies for emission reduction will be developed. Ecologic provides expert legal advice for developing and supporting the German position in the negotiations at EU level.Read more
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Heavily Modfied Water Bodies in the Danube River Basin

December 2003 to February 2004

On 9-10 February 2004 an international workshop took place in Bucharest, Romania. The workshop intended to assist the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) and its member countries in carrying out the identification and designation of heavily modified water bodies in the Danube River Basin according to the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

EU guidance documents support implementation of WFD
For the purpose of a European-wide comparable implementation of the European Union Water Framework Directive (WFD), several EU guidanceRead more

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Flood Prevention and Remediation in Germany

October 2003
Ecologic analyses the German approach on flood protection by looking at existing legislation and the furthering of policy development. Strengths and weaknesses have been outlined and conclusions and recommendations are drawn in a paper. Read more

The Role of Tradable Permits in Water Pollution Control

October 2003 to December 2003
R. Andreas Kraemer presented Ecologic's paper on "The Role of Tradable Permits in Water Pollution Control" in Santiago de Chile. The paper - which is now available for download -  served as a conceptual framework to support discussions at the Technical Seminar on the Feasibility of the Application of Tradable Water Permits for Water Management in Chile (13-14 November 2003). Read more

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