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
The Ecologic Institute supports DG Environment in assessing and assembling data sources for the composite environmental pressure index which will serve as an overall indicator for human pressures on the environment.
The Environmental Pressure index is a composite index aggregating over 40 different Indicators of environmental pressures. Based on work already conducted by the European Commission, the ecologic institute has been asked to identify robust data sources for 16 of those indicators. The work of the Ecologic Institute does focus on the areas ofRead more
Knowing the limits of the planet’s ability to provide resources and absorb pollutants is directly linked to debates on the limits to growth. Together with their partners from SERI, Ecologic Institute analysed environmental thresholds and associated indicators for monitoring unsustainable trends caused by human activity that could lead to the crossing of environmental thresholds in Europe. The areas covered are freshwater quality and quantity, soil erosion, and nonrenewable resource consumption. The study and summaries are available for download.
The goal ofRead more
As the world's largest economy, Europe must embark upon an immediate and major transformation to avert dangerous climate change and prevent ecosystem collapse. Currently, the impact of the European economy is nearly three times larger than what is required for a sustainable world. The goal of the One Planet Economy Network: Europe (OPEN: EU) Project therefore was to help transform the EU economy to a One Planet Economy by 2050.Read more