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Competitiveness of Europe's Eco-Industries

November 2013 to December 2013

How competitive are Eco-Industries in Europe - and how well have they fared during the economic crisis? This is the central question of a short study that the Ecologic Institute produced for the Greens in the European Parliament. The key finding is that Eco-Industries have been a source of growth, particularly at times when other parts of the economy contracted. The study is available for download.

Output growth of Eco-Industries

The empirical analysis consisted of two components: first, an analysis of output growth in the segment of "low-carbon environmental goods andRead more

How Can We Measure Progress Towards the Green Economy?

NetGreen Project Flyer
As part of the visual identity for the project "NETwork for GREEN Economy Indicators" (NETGREEN), Ecologic Institute designed a promotional flyer in small postcard format. The flyer summarize general objectives and aims of the projects, is styled according to the project style-guides and contain besides an project information also a list of partners, contact and an QR-code directing to the project website. Flyers are distributed during project events.Read 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 draft report is available online via the Center for Global Development's website.

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Expert Discussion: Reviewing the Methodological Foundations of the WHO Environmental Burden of Disease Approach

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20 September 2013
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
In December 2011 Ecologic Institute and the Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER) at the University of Stuttgart began a 2-year study funded by the German Environmental Agency (UBA) on the chances, risks, and limitations of the World Health Organization’s Environmental Burden of Disease (EBD) methododology. The purpose of the study is to review...Read more

Analysis of the Enforcement and Impact of Climate Change Adaptation

September 2013 to August 2014
A system to monitor the implementation of the Swiss adaptation strategy needs to be developed. The system will verify the achievement of the Swiss adaptation strategy’s objectives and ensure optimal adaptation to climate change. The project will support the establishing of the monitoring system and will develop indicators to identify outcomes and impacts of the existing climate adaptation impact model. The indicators will be derived from the adaptation strategy’s objectives and from evaluation questions. Ecologic Institute supports the project lead by INFRAS. The work of Ecologic Institute is mainly based on the experience gained from developing the indicator report for Germany’s adaptation strategy.Read more

NETwork for GREEN Economy Indicators (NETGREEN)

September 2013 to August 2016
Netgreen is building a network of decision makers and scientists interested in fostering the transformation to a green economy. To support decision makers in that transition, Netgreen develops a database and website that enables decision makers to identify the green economy indicators most suited to their need.Read more

Revision of the Data Set for the Composite Index on Environmental Pressures

August 2013 to September 2013

Many indicators needed for the EU environmental pressure index are not available for the whole time period needed. The Ecologic institute developed with SERI a methodology to fill those data gaps and provid up to date data sources for all needed indicators.Read more

A Best Practice Platform to Support the Transition Towards a Green Economy (GreenEcoNet)

June 2013 to May 2016

Transitioning the existing economic system in Europe to a green economy in the long term requires making existing knowledge and best practice available to a wider community. The GreenEcoNet project will be initiating a web platform for SMEs to find relevant information, to identify potential partner networks and to receive potential solutions enabling them to proceed towards a green economy. Furthermore, the project aims to gather and generate knowledge support to policy making in order to facilitate enabling conditions for effectively fostering a green economy.

The unsustainableRead more

Presentation of the 2013 Report "Indicators For A Sustainable San Mateo County"

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21 May 2013
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, Redwood City
United States

On 21 May 2013, the 2013 Report "Indicators For A Sustainable San Mateo County" - which has been coordinated by Ecologic Institute  - was published amidst more than 80 representatives of city, town and county governments, nonprofits, interested residents and journalists. The launch took place at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Redwood City and attendees not only enjoyed presentations by Adrienne Etherton (SSMC) and Tanja Srebotnjak (Ecologic Institute) but also an interesting panel discussion on the 2013 key indicator Income Inequality.

From SeptemberRead more

Proofing the European Commission's Competitiveness Proofing

April 2013 to June 2013

In difficult economic times, the impact of policy proposals on economic competitiveness need to be considered. Nevertheless it is crucial not to lose sight of the needed long-term transformation of the European economy when doing so. The EU commission has introduced a methodology for the competitiveness proofing of its policy. Ecologic has been asked to assess whether the methodology takes into account the desired transformation of the EU economy.

The assessment benchmarked the obligatory methodology for the competitiveness proofing with existing EU targets (EU 2020 targets andRead more

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