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Die Zukunft bleibt ungewiss

Perspektiven der Ökologischen Steuerreform nach 2003
In the article "Die Zukunft bleibt ungewiss" published in "Politische Ökologie," R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute, Daniel Blobel, and Eduard Interwies (both also of Ecologic Institute) discuss the future prospects of the German eco-tax. The authors are of the opinion that an abolition of the tax is not very probable, but neither are the necessary reforms.Read more

A Directive Made to Fit

The Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive in Germany, France and Finland
The looming perspective of growing mountains of packaging waste in Europe led several Member States to implement packaging and packaging waste policies and induced the EU to formulate the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. The Directive, established in 1994, has contributed to the reduction of environmental problems resulting from that waste. But has it been really successful? Has it achieved its goals? What are the reasons for the mixed results?

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Treatment of a EU Directive

Compliance with the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive in Germany, Spain, England and Wales, and the Netherlands
This book with contributions from Ecologic analyses the implementation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive in several EU Member States. The compliance of the Directive, its technological impacts and national policies are crucial to the comparative study.

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EU-Enlargement: Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Environment and Nature Conservation

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. The presentations and additional background information of the international workshop entitled "EU Enlargement: Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Environment and Nature" that took place on 4-5 September 2001 in Bonn have been published in the BfN-SkriptenRead more

International Environmental Policymaking

Transatlantic Cooperation and the World Summit on Sustainable Development
Transatlantic co-operation is crucial in advancing international environmental policy-making. A new book on international environmental policy-making and transatlantic co-operation addresses this subject. The book documents the papers and discussion of an international expert workshop held in the run-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

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Participation of Non-Governmental Organisations in International Environmental Co-operation

Legal Basis and Practical Experience
The book "Participation of Non-Governmental Organisations in International Environmental Co-operation" analyses the importance of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the relationship between the legal basis and the practical influence of NGOs in different areas of international environmental governance.

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Handbuch der EU-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie

Inhalte, Neuerungen und Anregungen für die nationale Umsetzung
The objective of this Handbook on the Water Framework Directive is to explain the directive's main contents and innovations. The book was published in 2002 with a contribution from Ecologic's Eduard Interwies and R. Andreas Kraemer. It is mainly directed at administrative bodies that implement the Water Framework Directive in Germany.

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Ausgestaltung der Umwelthaftung in internationalen, europäischen und nationalen Haftungsregimen sowie Methoden der Schadensberechnung

Kokott, Juliane; Axel Klaphake; Simon Marr et al. 2002: Ausgestaltung der Umwelthaftung in internationalen, europäischen und nationalen Haftungsregimen sowie Methoden der Schadensberechnung. [Gutachten im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamts entstanden im Rahmen des Forschungsvorhabens FKZ 201 18 101]. St. Gallen: Universität St. Gallen.Read more

How European Environmental Authorities Engage in Influencing European Environmental Policy

Ecologic Institute produced case studies on environmental authorities in Germany and Austria. Information was collected on: size; geographical coverage; responsibilities; and constitutional set-up, e.g.independence from other administrative bodies. The objective was to assess the organisations’ involvement in influencing European activities, their efficiency, restrictions to and preconditions for influencing European environmental policy.Read more

Legal Analysis of the First Meeting of the Working Group on Access to Genetic Resources

For this study the results of the meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources, held in Bonn in October 2001, were analysed. The study was compiled in order to prepare the German negotiating position for the Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The recommendations made in this study are based on an assessment of Germany's interests in access and benefit sharing of genetic resources.Read more


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