On 23 May 2014 in Brussels, DG Climate Action hosted a meeting of the Working Group (WG) 5 under the Climate Change Committee. This WG5 focuses on the "Implementation of the LULUCF Decision and policy development of the land use, land use change, and forestry sector". Ana Frelih-Larsen, a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, participated in the meeting, presenting the study "Mainstreaming climate change in the rural development policy post 2013." The presentation slides are available for download.
Land use, land - use change and forestry (LULUCF) is an inventoryRead more
Fertile land areas to produce agricultural and forestry products are globally only available in a limited amount. The land footprint is a suitable indicator in order to assist the analysis of global land use related to consumption of a country or region and to monitor land use. Within this study a review of land flow studies and accounting methodologies is undertaken in order to elaborate recommendation for the methodology of future land footprint calculations. However, the land footprint is as an area-based indicator and unable to illustrate a large number of land-related environmentalRead more
The project reviewed European environmental performance based on the Commitment to Development Index, which is annually published by the Center for Global Development. After assessing the indicators used in the Index and considering the policies of relevance, the Ecologic Institute developed policy recommendations at the national and European levels for improving environment and development. The draft report is available online via the Center for Global Development's website.Read more
In the context of the project "Implementation of the EU Forestry Strategy: How to protect EU forests against harmful impacts?", a workshop was held in Brussels on 7-8 May 2009. It provided valuable input for the development of policy options addressing, to different extents, the demands for a community approach to forest protection in the EU.
The final project report, submitted...Read more
The workshop on "EU policy options for the protection of European Forests against harmful Impacts" provided valuable input for the development of policy options addressing to different extents the demands for a Community approach to forest protection in the EU.
The final report, submitted to the Commission in September 2009, contains in-depth analysis and evaluations of different policy options concerning how...Read more