Projects – Ecologic Institute EU
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
Ecologic is providing ad hoc legal analysis and practical options for the current negotiations on the implementation and development of international environmental law, as well as on basic principles of international environmental law.
With the increase in international environmental regulations, implementation and compliance are proving problematic. Different instruments and approaches towards ensuring and facilitating implementation and compliance have been developed. Among these new instruments are public participation, information rights, conflict avoidance and conciliationRead more
Ecologic completed a report reviewing and evaluating practices of public participation in water management in the Havel river basin for the implementation of the EU's Water Framework Directive (WFD). Project results were presented by Nicole Kranz at the TU Berlin workshop on 'Public involvement in river basin management' on 9/10 February 2004. The project report is available for download.
Public participation becomes more and more important in environmental decision-making. In 1998, the Convention of Aarhus formulated the right of the public toRead more
In a seminal paper, Ecologic argues for using the 'Open Method of Co-ordination' (OMC) in EU environmental policy. OMC is currently successfully employed to drive and align economic and social policies. Ecologic's paper dispels concerns and criticism of OMC and describes how OMC can be combined with more traditional methods used in the European Community.
The paper titled "The EU Open Method of Co-ordination: Risks & Chances for Environmental Policy" was designed as a policy paper for the conference 'Sustainable Development in an Enlarged Union - Linking National StrategiesRead more
As part of the implementation of the IPPC Directive the Best Available Techniques (BAT) for waste treatment, industries are being identified and described in the BAT REFerence document (BREF) "waste treatment industries". Ecologic is compiling the best available techniques of selected waste treatment facilities relevant to Germany.Read more