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EU Climate Policies: friend, foe or bystander to forest restoration and carbon sinks?

EU Climate Governance for restoring degraded forests
Next to steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere is essential to keep average global temperature increases to 1.5°C, and well below 2°C. At this point in time, there is effectively only one realistic and sustainable way to help remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere: restoring degraded forests. A strong and reliable governance framework is a pre-condition to restore degraded forests at the necessary scale. A new Ecologic paper discusses how to design such a governance framework for the EU. The paper is available for download.Read more

Mainstreaming Climate Change in the Common Agricultural Policy – Presentation of Methodology and Fiches

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23 May 2014
Brussels
Belgium

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

Land Footprint - Evaluation of Existing Studies and Development of Impact Oriented Land Use Indicators

October 2013 to March 2015

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

Europe Beyond Aid (EBA)

October 2013 to December 2013

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 project Europe Beyond Aid reviewed European environmental performance based on the Commitment to Development Index, which is annually published by the Center for Global Development. AfterRead more

Towards a Definition of Global Sustainable Land Use?

A discussion on theory, concepts and implications for governance
In this discussion paper Timo Kaphengst from Ecologic Institute approaches the question of how sustainable land use can be defined at a global scale. The paper thereby contributes to the concept of sustainable land use governance currently developed in the GLOBALANDS project. The discussion paper is available for download.Read more

Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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18 November 2013 to 19 November 2013
Vilm Island
Germany
This workshop aims to present climate adaptation strategies used by various sectors (including agriculture and forestry, water, tourism, etc.) with practical examples from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Additionally, the selected success factors will be analyzed and from them will be gleaned recommendations for political action to strengthen the promotion and implementation of ecosystem-based approaches. Registrations are welcome until 5 November 2013.Read more

Ökosystemleistungen

Landnutzung, Lebensqualität und marktbasierte Instrumente in land- und forstwirtschaftlich genutzten Kulturlandschaften
Gerdes, Holger et al. 2013: Ökosystemleistungen. Landnutzung, Lebensqualität und marktbasierte Instrumente in land- und forstwirtschaftlich genutzten Kulturlandschaften. Ecologic Institut, Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Öko-Institut e.V.Read more

EU Policy Options for the Protection of European Forests Against Harmful Impacts

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7 May 2009 to 8 May 2009
Brussels
Belgium

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

EU Policy Options for the Protection of European Forests Against Harmful Impacts

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7 May 2009 to 8 May 2009
Brussels
Belgium

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

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