Projects – Ecologic Institute EU
Aiming at the generation of a concrete concept of sustainable soil protection, the analysis of the current situation of soil protection and the development of options for further actions to be taken in the field of soil protection policy in Germany, this project elaborates a set of criteria and principles for sustainable soil use.
The objective of this study is to develop a precise concept of sustainable soil protection, to analyse the current situation of soil protection and to develop options for further actions to be taken in the field of soil protection policy in Germany. For theRead more
In January 1999, Ecologic conducted the workshop on "Responding to Environmental Conflicts: Implications for Theory and Practice". The aim was to discuss how to prevent environmental conflicts using approaches in different policy fields. In particular, non-governmental ways to tackle the complex dynamics of this type of conflict were considered.
From 21-23 January 1999, Ecologic Institute directed in collaboration with the Zrínyi Miklós University of National Defence in Budapest, Hungary, a NATO Advance Research Workshop (ARW) entitled "Responding toRead more
In the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the EU and its member states committed to an 8% reduction of their greenhouse gas emissions by 2008-2012 compared to 1990. This project investigated the effects of EU regulations and activities that had been implemented or planned by 1998 on the greenhouse gas emissions of the Union.
The study identifies the main fields of political activities of the EU that have an impact on the emissions of greenhouse gases, names the regulations (Directives, Regulations, Decisions) and programmes adopted and plannedRead more
Since the 1990s, there has been a lively debate on which indicators should best be employed to measure and assess sustainability. Varying indicators are suitable for different thematic areas. In this project, indicators for the sustainability of international institutions were assessed and further developed.
Established in 1992, the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) over several years developed a list of indicators that could be employed in order to describe and assess comprehensively theRead more
The risks and consequences of the anthropogenic environmental impact for international security are analyzed and evaluated by Ecologic in this project.
In the course of the NATO/CCMS Pilot Study "Environment and Security in an International Context" initiated by Germany, Ecologic analyzes and evaluates the risks and consequences of the anthropogenic environmental impact for international security and in addition proposes alternatives for international security policy. The study focuses on the evaluation of the consequences of the greenhouse effect -Read more
Over the past few years environment and tourism has evolved into an issue of importance. As increasing environmental problems result from tourist activities, efforts to confront the issue are becoming more diverse and intense. This is mainly the outcome of the growing understanding that a sound environment sets the basis for any succesful tourism policy.
The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament (TAB) is addressing this issue in its project "Development and consequences of tourism". ARead more
The OekoVision mutual fund or investment trust invests primarily in small and mid-sized companies that are ecological and ethical leaders in their sectors and regions, and that have the highest prospects for growth and profitability. OekoVision's asset management is A-rated by Standard & Poor and has received a prestigious Lipper Award.Read more
oekom research AG is one of the world's leading providers of information on the social and environmental performance of companies, sectors and countries. The scientifically based rating system for the assessment of countries and their public policies is being constantly updated with the support of an independent advisory board, co-chaired by R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic.
The comparatively greater security that bonds offer is making them a popular form of investment, especially among risk-conscious investors. Where bond issuers are also rated as progressive in terms ofRead more