A new economic paradigm and its multiple facets for future development were intensively discussed at the international "Degrowth Conference" in Leipzig from 2 to 6 September 2014. Also the Ecologic Institute contributed through presentations, workshops and moderations. Christiane Gerstetter and Timo Kaphengst held a workshop on "Biodiversity and well-being in development cooperation". The handout is available for download.
The concept of the workshop strongly built on the current project "The role of biodiversity in international cooperation". The workshop aimedRead more
The EU overseas entities are well-known hotspots of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine biodiversity. This report presents the result of a survey and anlysis of studies on the value of ecosystem services and biodiversity in the EU overseas entities. It includes investigation of case studies in Bonaire, St. Marten, and Belize in which valuation results were taken up by local policy makers, and...Read more
On 3 July 2014, a workshop was held in Berlin (Germany) to discuss biodiversity narratives and their implications for international cooperation as well as possibilities to improve the considerations of such narratives in German development policy. Organized by Ecologic Institute in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the workshop assembled 19 representatives from the fields of research and...Read more
On 18 June 2014, a project workshop entitled "Biodiversity and development - Different biodiversity narratives and their implications for international cooperation" took place in Quito (Ecuador), organized by Ecologic Institute in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). A diverse mix of perspectives was represented at the workshop, including individuals from...Read more