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Building Partnerships for the Development in the Water Sector

April 2005 to July 2005
The German people responded generously to the tsunami catastrophe and proved their willingness to provide spontaneous help to the victims. Many water suppliers and municipalities have also offered their own proposals. The German Federal Environment Ministry wishes to build on this willingness and launched a project to investigate the opportunities available for a long term, professional commitment of the German civil society in the area of water provision and sanitation. The project team conducted interviews of experts and stakeholders from the water sector, the area of development policy and of academia, who then met in a workshop to discuss the results. The workshop documentation is available for download.Read more

Trade, intellectual property rights and sustainable development (IPDEV)

January 2005 to June 2006

Intellectual property right (IPR) rules have strong impacts on economic growth, environmental protection and social objectives. Within the IPDEV project Ecologic identifies IPR-related policies which are supportive to sustainable development goals. Based on quantitative and qualitative analysis it is investigated how especially EU-candidate countries and developing countries can take maximum advantage of IPRs rules to support sustainable development.

There is a range of views about international IPR regimes. Some argue that expansionist trends are necessaryRead more

Agricultural Education and Fair Trade - A Path to Rural Development?

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1 July 2004
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
High level representatives, among them the Ambassador of Costa Rica to Germany, exchanged views on the role of education and potential of fair trade in rural areas of developing countries. One of the main issues debated at the Dinner Dialogue on 1 July 2004 in Berlin with Dr. José Zaglul, Rector of Earth University in Costa Rica, was the question of the contribution of agricultural education and fair trade to rural development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more

Integrated Water Resource Management for Latin America and the Caribbean

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24 May 2004 to 28 May 2013
Costa Rica

Policy learning among nations and the exchange of experience play an important role in improving environmental management and policy. To facilitate the exchange between water experts from Central America, the Inter-American Development Bank organised a workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management, which was held in Costa Rica on 24-28 May 2004. In this context, R. Andreas Kraemer presented the economic dimension of integrated water resources management.

The presentation:

  • Introduces economic approaches applied to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM),
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The Role of Tradable Permits in Water Pollution Control

October 2003 to December 2003
R. Andreas Kraemer presented Ecologic's paper on "The Role of Tradable Permits in Water Pollution Control" in Santiago de Chile. The paper - which is now available for download -  served as a conceptual framework to support discussions at the Technical Seminar on the Feasibility of the Application of Tradable Water Permits for Water Management in Chile (13-14 November 2003). Read more

Global Review of Economic Instruments for Water Management in Latin America

Regional Policy Dialogue
Kraemer, R. Andreas; Britta Pielen; Anna Leipprand 2003: Global Review of Economic Instruments for Water Management in Latin America. Regional Policy Dialogue. Environment Network. II Meeting: The Application of Economic Instruments in Water and Solid Waste Management. Washington D.C. 11-12 February 2003.Read more

UNDP Practice Note on Environmental Mainstreaming

January 2003 to December 2003

The implementation of policies to mainstream environmental issues into international organisations and their activities represents an important part of the sustainable development agenda. To this end, Ecologic supports the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in preparing a UNDP Practice Note on Mainstreaming Environment.

Since 1999, UNDP has worked to make environmental management a consideration in all its activities. The process began with an initial framework for action in 2000, and work from 2001 to 2003 focused on developing a UNDP corporate policy for environmentalRead more

UNDP Strategy on Environmental Mainstreaming

January 2003 to December 2003

Sustainable development calls for the integration of environmental protection requirements into international development projects.  Ecologic assists the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in creating a UNDP Strategy on Environmental Mainstreaming.

UNDP, following instructions from its Executive Board in 1999, has begun integrating environmental management into all its activities.  In this context, UNDP is preparing a comprehensive, agency-wide initiative to include environmental considerations in all UNDP policies, programmes and operations.  Previous workRead more

World's First Fair Trade Sports Balls Made with FSC Certified Latex

January 2003 to June 2007

fsc footballThe ball you see here is one of the first of its kind. It has two seals: A Fair Trade seal and the FSC seal of the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC works for the protection of forests and the peoples living and working in them. The bladder inside this ball is made from latex (rubber) produced in accordance with the strict social and environmental criteria of the FSC.

The football or soccer ball is size 5, has 32 panels, and fulfils the requirements of theRead more

Economic Instruments for Water Management

September 2002 to February 2003

The report "Global Review of Economic Instruments for Water Management in Latin America" provides practical examples of experience with economic instruments in water management mainly in European and other OECD countries. It assists in identifying appropriate instruments for the Latin American context and demonstrates the constraints and impediments to their introduction.

The Inter-American Development Bank issued a publication of this report.

Background

Economic instruments have gained particular attention in recent years as anRead more

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