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The Evolution of EU Environmental Governance

TimeLoc
22 April 2009
Washington, DC
United States

Ingmar von HomeyerIn this presentation Ecologic Senior Fellow Ingmar von Homeyer provided an analytical overview of EU environmental governance from the early 1970s up to the present. He argued that EU environmental governance can be described as an amalgam of four to five environmental governance regimes which have successively been layered on top of each other over the past 35 years.Read more

The Evolution of EU Environmental Governance

In this book chapter Ecologic Senior Fellow Ingmar von Homeyer provides an analytical overview of EU environmental governance from the early 1970s up to the present. He argues that EU environmental governance can be described as an amalgam of four to five environmental governance regimes which have successively been layered on top of each other over the past 35 years.

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Ecologic Institute 2009 Berlin - Brussels - Vienna - Washington DC

This brochure provides a general survey and overview of the range of topics addressed by the Ecologic Institute. It includes examples of relevant events and projects, and key financial information. The brochure captures essence of the Ecologic Institute at a crucial time in our development. The past years have brought consistent growth, increasing diversification, strong management, and the establishment of a number of offices and subsidiaries. Read more
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EU-funded project investigates environmental policy integration

Whilst environmental issues have steadily risen on citizens’ lists of most critical concerns facing society, have public authorities done enough to address these concerns? An EU-supported project recently got underway to look at ways in which the integration of environmental concerns into sectoral policies, such as transport, can contribute to addressing persistent environmental problems. The project funded under FP6 and coordinated by Ecologic, Environmental Policy Integration and multi-level Governance, or EPIGOV, recently held its first conference in Brussels to debate environmental policy integration.
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Sustainability Impact Assessments

TimeLoc
28 February 2007
Berlin
Germany

The concept of sustainable development has gained tremendous popularity since Rio but is still challenging to consider in everyday political practice. The Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development, in its opinion on the 2004 progress report on the National Sustainability Strategy of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, thus asked for an instrument to assess legislation on its sustainability. On 28 February 2007 the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development held a public hearing on the Sustainability Impact Assessment instrument, which aimed at discussing existing concepts for Sustainability Impact Assessments as well as their integration in parliamentary procedures.Read more

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Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits of the EIA Directive

November 2006 to April 2007
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive entered into force in 1985. Over its more than 20 year long existence, numerous projects in the EU Member States have been subject to the EIA procedure. To what extent the benefits of the EIA Directive outweigh its costs is largely unknown. Up to now, there has been no systematic evaluation of the costs and benefits of the EU’s EIA legislation and its implementation in the Member States. The projects aims therefore at calculating and systematically evaluating  the costs and benefits of the EIA Directive. Read more

Environmental Policy Integration and Multi-level Governance (EPIGOV)

February 2006 to January 2009

There is a rapidly growing body of literature analysing and discussing measures to achieve the integration of environmental concerns into other policy areas (environmental policy integration, EPI). The project aims to structure these findings and to identify avenues for future research.

The project focuses on two main themes:

  1. Is it possible to identify modes of governance which are typically used to promote EPI at particular levels, eg. local/regional, national, EU, global? If so, which governance modes are typically used at which levels
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Osterweiterung im Integrationskontext

Sektorale Handlungsmuster und ihr Einfluß auf die Erweiterungs- politik der Europäischen Union in den Bereichen Umwelt und Inneres
The dissertation of Ecologic Alumna Kerstin Imbusch deals with policy-making in EU's recent Eastern Enlargement. By comparing the enlargement processes of environmental policy and Home affairs it shows that EU-actors selected sector-specific approaches to deal with this challenge. Read more

Assessing the 5th Environmental Action Programme and the Cardiff Process

January 2000 to December 2000

The 5th Environmental Action Programme and the Cardiff Process constitute fundamental components in European environmental policy that will shape the architecture of European environmental policy in the coming years. Against this background the project "Assessing the 5th Environmental Action Programme and the Cardiff Process" traces the development of these initiatives and evaluates them from an environmental perspective.

In the course of the project two studies are produced to evaluate theRead more

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Integrating the Environment into EU External Affairs

November 2000 to June 2001

In June 1998 the heads of government and state of the Member States, who held a meeting in Cardiff, called upon the European Council to elaborate new strategies for the integration of environmental requirements into community policy. Within the scope of the project "Integrating the Environment into EU External Affairs", Ecologic and the IEEP London have drafted a strategy for the General Affairs Council.

At the Cologne European Council the General Affairs Council, composed of the foreign ministers of the Member States, was invited to develop a Cardiff strategy for itsRead more

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