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
The one-day workshop brought together 16 European and Arctic stakeholders to develop potential scenarios for the future (up to 2030). The chief objective of the EU Arctic Footprint project is to explore policy options for reducing the EU’s environmental footprint in the Arctic. Given the high level of uncertainty with regard to both policy development and the impacts of current...Read more
The 6th Environment Action Programme (6EAP) lays out the framework for the EU’s environmental policy-making for the period 2002-2012. With this period now drawing to a close, the Ecologic Institute, together with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and the Central European University (CEU), is providing the European Commission with an in-depth assessment of the achievements of the 6EAP to be fed into the European Commission’s final assessment of the programme. The final report is now available online.
The project places particularRead more