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Effective environmental policy-making relies on regular reviews both during and after implementation. Ecologic Institute carries out evaluations to critically examine objectives, impacts, successes, and failures of policies, projects, and institutions. We employ both established and innovative methods in our evaluation work, drawing on approaches from a range of disciplines. Our varied expertise and interdisciplinarity allow us to design novel evaluation processes that produce insightful recommendations.

Ecologic Institute conducts evaluations across a range of policy areas, such as climate mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity, and management of plastic waste. As well as assessing sectoral policies, we also evaluate cross-cutting strategies for sustainability at EU and national level.

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Aaron Best
Coordinator Data Analysis
Senior Fellow

Cities

Biodiversity

Nature-based Solutions and Green Infrastructure

International Development

Adaptation

Land Use

Evaluation

Health

McKenna Davis
Senior Fellow

Economics

Energy

Trade

Climate

Evaluation

Finance

Education

Benjamin Görlach
Head, Economics and Policy Assessment
Senior Fellow

Cities

Plastics

International Development

Nature-based Solutions and Green Infrastructure

Climate

Evaluation

Indicators

Education

Governance

Doris Knoblauch
Coordinator Urban & Spatial Governance
Senior Fellow

International Development

Coastal + Marine

Nature-based Solutions and Green Infrastructure

Adaptation

Evaluation

Evaluation

Economics

Finance

Indicators

Digitalization

Michael Schock
Researcher

Water

Adaptation

Evaluation

Digitalization

Education

Plastics

Indicators

Governance

Dr. Ulf Stein
Coordinator Water Studies
Senior Fellow

Water

Adaptation

Evaluation

Economics

Bioeconomy

Indicators

Health

Governance

Jenny Tröltzsch
Coordinator Adaptation
Senior Fellow
Selected Projects for Evaluation
 
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This project analyses the positive economic and social impacts of European Union climate policy based on case studies from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. The focus is on co-benefits in the areas of social policy, employment, environment protection, and health. ... Read more
 
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This project provides important input into the Commission report to the European Parliament and Council on the implementation of the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive (2016/2284/EU), which is due by 1 April 2020. Under the NEC Directive, Member States are... Read more

Analysis of Ecosystem Monitoring Data under Article 9 of Directive 2016/2284 (EU)

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The National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are a key tool of the Energy Union Governance towards achieving the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets. All Member State had to submit their drafts by 31 December 2018. The Ecologic Institute, together with CLIMACT... Read more
 
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Retailers play an essential role in shaping product decisions via their own business choices—choices regarding which suppliers to work with, what items to stock, how to manage supply-chain operations, what information to provide to consumers, as well as how their own... Read more

Assessment of 10 Years EU Retail Forum for Sustainability

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The 2016 REFIT Evaluation of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) showed that the national implementation is working to a much lower extent than could be expected and with a great variation between the Member States. Under the Multi-Annual Work Programme for the... Read more

Improving Financial Security in the Context of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)

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The valuation of damages and risks for the human health caused by environmental pressures is a methodological challenge, as there are no market prices for most of those damages and risks. But a number of economic methods have been developed to estimate and value those... Read more
 
Workshop zu Ökosystemleistungen von Küsten in St. Lucia.
The BMZ/KFW funded project 'Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean' aims to improve coastal ecosystem services to reduce the impacts of climate change in Jamaica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and... Read more
 
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A consortium including Ecologic Institute has been commissioned by the European Commission to provide support in the evaluation of the contribution of Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Floods Directive ... Read more

Evaluation of the Contribution of EU Rural Development Policy to Water and Flood Policy

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Since 2008, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety has financed the National Climate Initiative (NKI in German), in order to achieve its national target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by the year 2050. In order... Read more
 
Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies (AQUACROSS) aims to support EU efforts to protect aquatic biodiversity and ensure the provision of aquatic ecosystem services. Funded by Europe's Horizon 2020... Read more
 
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The decarbonization of the German energy system, the so-called German "Energiewende," was officially adopted with the introduction of the "Energy Concept" of September 2010 and the energy policy decisions of June 2011. These decisions foresee the development of a highly... Read more
 
In 2015 and 2016, Ecologic Institute supported the European Commission in the assessment of compliance of proposals for LIFE Integrated Projects in the areas of Nature and Water with technical and financial eligibility criteria. Nature Integrated Projects should aim at... Read more

Evaluation of LIFE Integrated Projects (IPE and IPC evaluation)

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Initiatives such as the Green Growth Platform (GGP) aim to positively influence political and economic decision-making. They can play an important role in shaping the ambition and structure of policy initiatives. In the absence of directly observable influences, it is... Read more
 
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Soils are an enormous reservoir of carbon, containing nearly twice as much carbon as the atmosphere. Preventing soil carbon from entering the atmosphere is essential for climate mitigation efforts. Moreover, agricultural soils also carry a large potential for additional... Read more

Coordination of International Research Cooperation on soil CArbon Sequestration in Agriculture (CIRCASA)

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In the last few years, regulation of European financial markets has evolved – primarily through the adoption of the second EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and further EU Directives and Regulations, including those on market abuse and money... Read more

Economic Implications of Regulation in the Carbon Market

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Selected Publications for Evaluation
 
The introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) is one way to significantly reduce emissions from cars — if combined with a transition to a renewable electricity system — thus helping countries meet their climate and air quality goals. Numerous governments... Read more

Velten, Eike Karola, Stoll, Theresa; Meinecke, Lisa (2019): Measures for the promotion of electric vehicles. Ecologic Institute, Berlin. Commissioned by Greenpeace e.V.

 
This final report addresses the question of how German resource policy could be further developed, based on the studies within the research project "Policies to Strengthen the German Resource Efficiency Program" (PolRess II). Options for further development... Read more

Jacob, Klaus; Rafael Postpischil unter Mitarbeit von Lisa Graaf; Friedhelm Keimeyer, Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers (2019) Governance einer effizienten und nachhaltigen Ressourcennutzung. Abschlussbericht im Projekt Ressourcenpolitik 2 (PolRess 2). www.ressourcenpolitik.de.

 
UBA TEXTE 62/2018
This final report presents the results of the research project "Internet of services and things and compliance with environmental standards of technical infrastructures – a concept study for Schwerin and its surroundings". The report is available for... Read more

Buhl, Oliver et. al. 2018: Internet der Dienste und Dinge und Erfüllung von Umweltstandards technischer Infrastrukturen – am Beispiel der Landeshauptstadt Schwerin und Umland. Umweltbundesamt: Dessau-Roßlau.

 
The objective of this report is to provide a socio-economic assessment for the evaluation of policy options that have the potential to reduce environmental pressures from shipping in the Baltic Sea and move towards policy objectives especially on EU and global level.... Read more

Tröltzsch, Jenny et. al. 2015: Report on Policy Evaluation and Tradeoffs to Reduce Environmental Pressures of Shipping in the Baltic Sea. Deliverable 5.3. BONUS Research project Sustainable Shipping and Environment of the Baltic Sea Region (SHEBA).

 
Ecologic Institute developed a web-based monitoring tool. The tool is used for the online collection of interim and final reports by the funding recipients within the proof of use for the promotion of climate protection projects in social, cultural and public... Read more

Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (ed.) 2016: Monitoring-Tool. Datenerfassung und -analyse für die Kommunalrichtlinie. URL: https://nki-monitoring.de

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