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Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) and Waste Disposal in Germany

December 2001 to May 2010
Ecologic Institute acts as a consultant to the German Federal Ministry of the Environment concerning the negotiations on the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers under the Aarhus Convention, the preparation of the first Meeting of the Parties, and the legal and administrative implementation of the Protocol in the EU and Germany. The Protocol requires Parties to establish pollutant release and transfer registers. The registers contain information on facility-specific emissions and waste transports. The information will be available to the public on the internet.Read more

Applying EU Environmental Legislation to the Field of Marine Protection

November 2001 to October 2003
Ecologic Institute prepared a background paper for this international conference, which took place on the island of Zakynthos (Greece) on 19-20 May 2003. The main objectives of the event were to examine procedures for non-compliance with the nature conservation legislation of the EU; to offer a forum to discuss possible actions to achieve compliance with European legislation and the overall aim of sustainable marine protection; to provide an opportunity to share best practices and exchange experiences and know-how concerning the sustainable management of marine protected areas and financial instruments for nature conservation; and to deliver results which are applicable to the development of the national park administration and an appropriate conservation strategy on Zakynthos.Read more

RhineNet - Participatory Management of the Rhine River Basin

October 2001 to September 2006

RhineNet is aimed at promoting public participation within the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the Rhine river basin through the co-operation of various institutions and organisations. The project’s final conference will be held on 15-16 November 2006 in Luxembourg.

The conference will present the project’s results, provide for experience exchange with other projects dealing with public participation and water management, present and further develop a vision for future co-operation among RhineNet members, and provide a platform for discussion of future approachesRead more

Access to Genetic Resources

October 2001 to February 2002
This project analyzes the results of the meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing, held in Bonn on 22-26 October 2001. The study has benn elaborated withthe view to informing the German negotiating position for the Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity.Read more

Implementation of the Agenda 21

September 2001 to May 2002
What has be done to promote a sustainable development within the European Union? What kind of policy approaches or initiatives have been developed at the European level in order to implement in a comprehensive way the objectives of Agenda 21? On behalf of the European Commission- DG Environment, IEEP - in association with Ecologic - has been commissioned to carry out the EU's implementation report. The draft report responds to all 40 chapters of Agenda 21 outlining a general assessment of the state of EU implementation as regards the objectives of the Agenda 21 as well as constraints, major challenges and recommendations for additional measures that could be taken at EC and international level to support further progress. Read more

Performance Indicators and Benchmarking Systems

August 2001 to September 2001
Around the world, benchmarking to compare the performance of water supply undertakings is attracting interest. The focus is on management aspects and efficiency, but environmental and resource protection have not yet been reflected adequately in most systems. This project provides presents an overview with examples of benchmarking systems from all over the world. Some systems developed by international organisations and from Member States of the European Union (other than Germany) are explained in more detail. Read more

International Treaties relating to Forests

July 2001 to December 2001
This report aimed to provide an overview of developments in the myriad of international treaties that impact on the conservation and sustainable use of forests. The report focussed particularly on developments relating to public participation of affected stakeholders. Read more

Environmental Liability

July 2001 to June 2002
The overriding objective of this research project, called for in the Environmental Research Agenda of the German Federal Environmental Agency, is the analysis of existing liability regimes in the light of the further development of the European liability regime. Using an interdisciplinary research approach, both national liability regimes within and outside Europe and international regimes will be examined regarding the extent to which environmental damages can be compensated, the procedures and methods in existence for determining and calculating damage and compensation in theory and practice and the manner in which the compensation is carried out. Read more

Trading Away the Last Ancient Forests

June 2001 to April 2002
This report surveys the WTO rules relating to sustainable forest management.  The first version was prepared for distribution at the 4th WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, and the final version was presented at the second session of the UN Forum on Forests. Read more

Options for a Financial Mechanism Under the Kyoto Protocol

June 2001
The issue of financial transfers to developing countries is an integral part of the negotiations on completing the "unfinished business" of the Kyoto Protocol (KP) of 1997 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC). Ecologic examines how such a Special Climate Change Fund could be developed and implemented. Read more

EU-Enlargement, Common Agricultural Policy and Nature Conservation

May 2001 to September 2001

The forthcoming enlargement of the European Union poses a major political, economic and ecological challenge for the EU, the Member States and the Candidate Countries. One of the last and most difficult chapters to be discussed in the accession negotiations is the agricultural chapter of the aquis communautaire.

Against this background, Ecologic has carried out an international Workshop entitled "EU-Enlargement: Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy on Environment and Nature" on behalf of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and the German Federal Ministry ofRead more

Trade, Societies and Sustainable Development (SUSTRA)

May 2001 to December 2004

In cooperation with the European SUSTRA-Network Ecologic analyses the relationship between trade, environment and sustainable development. As a part of the project, Ecologic convened an international workshop on the architecture of global governance of trade and sustainable development which focussed on the global institutional set-up, the relationship between multilateral environmental agreements and WTO rules as well as the role of non-State actors in the international fora. The results of the workshop were summarised and published in a policy brief.

The Seattle failure marked aRead more


Working Group on Emissions Trading as a Means to Combat the Impacts of Greenhouse Gases

April 2001 to March 2003
The Working Group on "Emissions Trading as a Means to Combat the Impacts of Greenhouse Gases" has been created according to the German Federal Government's Climate Protection Programme of 18 October 2000. Its aim is to evaluate the possibilities of establishing a national emissions trading system, which takes into account existing national instruments, the European concept of emission trading as well as the Climate Framework Convention and the Kyoto-Protocol.Read more

A European Public Space Observatory (EUROPUB)

March 2001 to March 2004
How democratic is Europe? Is it getting worse? Is it getting better? Should we care? Do we care? The European Public Space Observatory project (EUROPUB) will assemble information that allows the monitoring of European democracy in the 21st century in the context of the emerging institutional constellations and socio-political practices of the European Union and the process of European integration.Read more

Trade in Sustainable Forest Products

February 2001 to April 2001
This study analyses the relationship between sustainable forest management and international trade policy. Further it presents recommendations on how these two policy objectives can be mutually supportive.Read more

Water Framework Directive and Nature Conservation

January 2001 to June 2001
There are several direct links between the WFD and nature conservation directives such as the Habitats and the Birds Directives. It is however mainly the integrated approach of the WFD which constitutes the closest link between these two areas. Ecologic analysed these aspects of the WFD and prepared a background paper on that issue.Read more

Institutional Interaction in International Environmental Governance: Transatlantic Science Outreach

January 2001 to December 2006

The results of the flagship project on "Institutional Interaction" on Conflicts and Synergies between International and EU Environmental Institutions, financed by the European Commission (GD Research) and Ecologic, were presented and discussed with scholars at two Annual Conventions of the International Studies Association (ISA) in Portland, Oregon, in 2003 and in San Diego, California, in 2006.  Sebastian Oberthür and Thomas Gehring chaired the sessions with scientists from the Institutional Interaction project team presenting, and Oran Young leading the discussion on the interaction andRead more

Institutional Interaction

December 2000 to February 2003
Ecologic analyses within the framework of this project the institutional interactions between international treaty systems and European environmental instruments. Although they are negotiated separately, they affect each others' performance and effectiveness. Such 'institutional interaction' will inevitably cause conflicts if regulatory approaches are incompatible. If approaches are mutually reinforcing, however, it may also create synergies. If not addressed properly, inter-institutional conflicts can inhibit and counteract the effectiveness of international environmental co-operation.Read more


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