The EU has taken a first step towards reducing its environmental impacts on the Arctic region by investigating EU-driven pressures on the Arctic. Vice President of the European Parliament, Diana Wallis, Iceland's Senior Arctic Official, Greta Gunnarsdottir and Nicholas Hanley, Head of the International Relations and Enlargement Unit for DG Environment welcomed over 60 experts from government and civil society...Read more
This project is about assisting the UBA with understanding the political, strategic and practical issues relating to the negotiations around emerging or "more advanced" developing economies taking on new market mechanisms in a post 2012 climate regime. The three main tasks were: 1) understanding the incentives and barriers to the transition from the CDM to new mechanisms; 2) identifying the most promising countries, sectors and/or regions for taking on new market mechanisms; and 3) interim solutions for this transition. Ecologic Institute was the project leader.
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Do the National Renewable Energy Action Plans concerning Member States’ goals for 2020 address the long-term restructuring of electricity generation? Do they consider possibilities for European cooperation? The Ecologic Institute examined these questions in its analysis of the German Renewable Energy Action Plan commissioned by the European Green Foundation. Ecologic Institute Senior Fellow Stephan Sina presented the results of this study as a panelist at a discussion hosted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation on 27 October 2010.Read more
Tanja Srebotnjak represented Ecologic Institute at the largest gathering of statisticians and practitioners of statistics in North America, the Joint Statistical Meetings, which this year took place in the Olympic City of Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Srebotnjak presented a paper on small area estimation of local health effects and risk factors illustrating her modeling and validation framework for the prevalent lack of health care insurance in the US.Read more
With the European Union (EU) Water Framework Directive (WFD) being implemented and the first River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) adopted, it is time to review how the economic-related information collected and analysed as part of the WFD implementation process can help strengthening other policy initiatives in the field of information and statistics. The objective of this study is to integrate water–economics information that results from the implementation and reporting of the WFD and the development of its RBMPs into the European Environment Agency (EEA) Fast Track EcosystemRead more
The project looks at the use and assessment of environmental benefits information to inform the development and implementation of environmental policy in the Netherlands. The main outcome of the project is to provide an inventory of the types of tools employed across selected case studies to inform policy decisions in different environmental media (e.g. water, air, climate…) and the data sources needed to undertake such assessments (e.g. the use of monetary benefits estimates).
The Dutch Ministry of Public Works and Water Management initiated this researchRead more