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UNEP Round Table

December 2003 to February 2004

The Round Table is intended to further the international discussion on the issue of universal membership in UNEP and to possibly develop a common understanding and set of strategies within the European Union.

A universal membership of each UN Member States in the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) could increase UNEP`s legitimacy and enhance its political importance. Accordingly, the issue of universal membership is one of major interest. In this context, Ecologic organised a Round TableRead more

UN-Reform and the Future of UNEP

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5 November 2003
Berlin
Germany
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On 5 November 2003 Prof. Peter M. Haas gave a guest talk at Ecologic, Berlin. His presentation entitled "UN-Reform and the Future of UNEP" provided a basis for a lively discussion with Ecologic's scientists on international environmental regime development. His paper 'Is there a Global Governance Deficit and What Should be Done About It?', based on the presentation to Ecologic,...Read more

International Best Practices and Innovation

Strategically Harvesting Environmental Lessons from Abroad
As state and local governments in the U.S. respond to demanding and complex environmental challenges, environmental policies and best practices from overseas are serving as important models. The reasons are clear – countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Australia have addressed similar environmental challenges by developing and implementing creative and often highly successful solutions. The adaptation of international best practices and innovation in environmental policies represents an important and powerful paradigm shift – from one of exporting environmental expertise and dollars, to one of importing good ideas from around the globe. The paper is available for download.



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Implementation and Development of International Environmental Law

June 2003 to May 2005

Ecologic is providing ad hoc legal analysis and practical options for the current negotiations on the implementation and development of international environmental law, as well as on basic principles of international environmental law.

With the increase in international environmental regulations, implementation and compliance are proving problematic. Different instruments and approaches towards ensuring and facilitating implementation and compliance have been developed. Among these new instruments are public participation, information rights, conflict avoidance and conciliationRead more

Participation of NGOs in International Environmental Governance

Legal Basis and Practical Experience
The main conclusions and results of a study exploring functions, rules and practices of NGO participation in international environmental co-operation are presented in an Ecologic Brief. This Ecologic Brief identifies a number of options for a strengthened participation of NGOs in international environmental governance and is intended to contribute to the related international discussions.Read more

Institutional Interaction - Technological Implementation Plan

How to Prevent Conflicts and Enhance Synergies between International and EU Environmental Institutions
Ecologic - Institute for International and EUropean Environmental Policy; Fridtjof Nansen Institute; Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development; Institute for European Environmental Policy 2003: Institutional Interaction - How to Prevent Conflicts and Enhance Synergies between International and EU Environmental Institutions. Technological Implementation Plan.Read more

Institutional Interaction - Final Report

How to Prevent Conflicts and Enhance Synergies between International and EU Environmental Institutions
Ecologic - Institute for International and EUropean Environmental Policy; Fridtjof Nansen Institute; Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development; Institute for European Environmental Policy 2003: Institutional Interaction - How to Prevent Conflicts and Enhance Synergies between International and EU Environmental Institutions. Final Report.Read more

Institutional Interaction - Lessons for Policy-Making

How to Prevent Conflicts and Enhance Synergies between International and EU Environmental Institutions
Ecologic; Fridtjof Nansen Institute; Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development; Institute for European Environmental Policy 2003: Institutional Interaction - How to Prevent Conflicts and Enhance Synergies between International and EU Environmental Institutions. Lessons for Policy-Making.Read more

Drawing up a Brochure about Citizen Rights under the Aarhus Convention

January 2003 to June 2003
The Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) requests the contracting Parties to promote environmental education and environmental awareness among the public, especially on how to obtain access to information, to participate in decision-making and to obtain access to justice in environmental matters. The new European Directive on Public Access to Environmental Information implementing the Convention on a European level contains a similar provision. The objective of the project is to inform the German citizens about their rights under the Convention by means of a brochure in order to enable them to perform these rights.Read more

Participation of Non-Governmental Organisations in International Environmental Co-operation

Legal Basis and Practical Experience
The book "Participation of Non-Governmental Organisations in International Environmental Co-operation" analyses the importance of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the relationship between the legal basis and the practical influence of NGOs in different areas of international environmental governance.


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