The goal of this project is to revise and streamline the scoring criteria for the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s sustainable Seafood Watch Program (SFW). The SFW, albeit not without its critics, has been successful in engaging producers and buyers in improving their practices and raising their awareness towards sourcing their fisheries and aquaculture products from sustainably managed operations. Ecologic Institute Washington DC is helping to develop quantitative scoring mechanisms to streamline the process and make the assessments more transparent.Read more
At an event hosted by the Mexican Embassy, Dr. Camilla Bausch of Ecologic Institute and Secretary Miriam Medel of the Mexican Embassy in Berlin discussed the results of the latest international climate negotiations which were held in Cancún, Mexico, end of 2010. The event was opened by the Mexican Ambassador Francisco N. González Díaz. The dialogue was initiated by Ecologic Institute’s Ecoscholars.Read more
The Environmental Burden of Disease is part of the Global Burden of Disease methodology originally developed by the WHO and others. To use EBD estimates in Germany for environmental and health policy prioritisation, it is important to review them and to develop recommendations for adjustments that better reflect the German context. This project will conduct this review and aims to derive specific proposals for adjustments.
The EBD estimates the disease and mortality burden in a population that is attributable to a set of environmental risk factors. ToRead more
While the world waits for an international emissions reduction agreement under the UNFCCC, negotiating governments continue a stalemate on key issues. Historical emissions, population dynamics, and trade may be the missing pieces of the puzzle. Hannam (UNEP-Tongji Institute) and McGlynn (Ecologic Institute) connect these components under one framework for adjusting national emissions reduction responsibilities. To determine how much each nation should reduce emissions, they ask: Who benefits from past, present, and future emissions?Read more
On 30 September 2010, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue on “Widlife in a Changing Climate - How does climate change effect biodiversity and eco-systems and how to respond to it?“ was held in Berlin in honour of Jeremy Symons, Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education of the US National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The discussion focused on exploring the main...Read more