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Assessing the Economic Impacts of Soil Degradation

Volume Ill: Empirical Estimation of the Impacts
Görlach, B., R. Landgrebe-Trinkunaite, E. Interwies, M. Bouzit, D. Darmendrail and J.-D. Rinaudo (2004): Assessing the Economic Impact of Soil Degradation. Volume IV: Executive Summary. Study commissioned by The European Commisson, DG Environment, Sudy Contract ENV.B.1/ETU/2003/0024. Berlin: EcologicRead more
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Assessing the Economic Impacts of Soil Degradation

Volume IV: Executive Summary
Görlach, B., R. Landgrebe-Trinkunaite, E. Interwies, M. Bouzit, D. Darmendrail and J.-D. Rinaudo (2004): Assessing the Economic Impact of Soil Degradation. Volume IV: Executive Summary. Study commissioned by The European Commisson, DG Environment, Sudy Contract ENV.B.1/ETU/2003/0024. Berlin: EcologicRead more
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Light at the end of the tunnel? Participation and Transparency in Export Credit Agencies

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3 December 2004
Berlin
Germany

"Greening of Policies - Interlinkages and Policy Integration" was the title of the Fourth Berlin Conference on the human dimension of global change. Organised by the Environmental Policy Research Centre of the Free University Berlin the conference took place on 3-4 December 2004 in Berlin. Ecologic Fellows Benjamin Görlach and Markus Knigge presented their work on transparency in export credit agencies.

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Multilateral Environmetal Agreements (MEAs) and WTO Rules

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10 May 2004
Szentendre
Hungary
In the framework of the EC funded Programme "Raising the awareness of trade issues in civil society", Ecologic is organising a one-day seminar in Budapest, Hungary. The aim of the seminar is to provide participants from civil society with a better understanding of the relationship between multilateral environmental agreements and WTO rules, to raise awareness on how better to participate in and influence European trade policy and to contribute to a closer co-operation and networking among civil society groups in Hungary. The Seminar languages will be English and Hungarian. Read more

Investment regimes - Achilles' heel of international economic policy?

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23 March 2004
Berlin
Germany
Speaker

Why did Cancún fail to achieve an agreement on investment? This was the main question discussed during this Dinner Dialogue with Prof. Dr. Konrad von Moltke on 23 March 2004 in Berlin. Seventeen representatives from policy making, research, NGOs and business came together to informally discuss the importance of investment agreements with regard to the environment, development and sustainability.

"It is...Read more

OekoTrend Bonds Ethical Investment Fund for AA-rated Government Bonds

March 2004

OekoTrend Bonds is a mutual investment fund investing exclusively in interest-bearing government bonds with recognised first-class ratings. States with particular achievements in relation to social, environmental and ethical challenges are given priority.  Using the REX 10P Index® as a benchmark, the fund is insured at time of rising interest rates and falling markets.

OekoTrend Bonds is marketed primarily in the German-speaking regions of Europe.

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The Use of Environmental and Social Criteria in Export Credit Agencies' Practices

Export Credit Agencies’ Environmental Guidelines with Reference to the World Commission on Dams
This study surveys the environmental guidelines of eight OECD member states' export credit agencies. Special emphasis was given to the support of large dams; in this context, the study evaluates to what extent the recommendations made by the World Commission on Dams are reflected in the environmental and social guidelines.Read more
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The Use of Environmental and Social Criteria in Export Credit Agencies' Practices

April 2003 to June 2003
Ecologic published a study on the incorporation of environmental and social standards into export credit agencies' lending practices. The study, which was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), surveys the environmental guidelines of eight OECD member states' export credit agencies. Special emphasis was given to the support of large dams; in this context, the study evaluates to what extent the recommendations made by the World Commission on Dams are reflected in the environmental and social guidelines.Read more

Concerted Action on Trade + Environment (CAT+E)

December 2002 to November 2005
Following the conclusion of the Uruguay Round the agenda of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) expanded to incorporate a number of environment related issues, such as services, intellectual property rights, and investment related measures. The EU-funded CAT+E project (Concerted Action on Trade and Environment) aims to ensure dialogue and debate between European Research Institutes on these issues. Through a series of international conferences and publications, the CAT+E network analyses the current trade and environment agenda, strengthens co-oporation among European Research institutes and identifies needs for further research. Ecologic's CAT+E reports are available for download. The trade and environment policy and research agendas have expanded rapidly in recent years. Following conclusion of the Uruguay Round the agenda of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) expanded to incorporate a number of environment related issues, such as services, intellectual property rights, or investment related measures. This rapid expansion of the trade and environment agenda has created a major area of research that is attracting researchers in virtually all member states. Read more
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Die WTO-Ministerkonferenz in Seattle

Ergebnisse und Perspektiven für den Umweltschutz
WTO Ministerial Conferences' site events represent unique occasions for trade and environment experts to meet and exchange opinions. Large numbers of high level policy makers, researchers and academics as well as representatives from civil society groups from all over the world come together to discuss recent developments in the area, conflicts between trade, environment and sustainable development, and potential solutions. Ecologic participated in a number of the site events at the Seattle Ministerial and reported their outcomes to the German Federal Environmental Agency.Read more

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