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Water Economics and Ecosystem Accounts

July 2010 to December 2010

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

European comparison of presentation of Environmental benefits in policy trade-offs

June 2010 to November 2010

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

Analysis of the German Federal Government’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan

The National Renewable Energy Action Plans offer a unique insight into the energy policy context of each EU Member State. For a comparative analysis of six European action plans, Katharina Umpfenbach and Stephan Sina contributed a review of Germany's action plan.Read more

Study on Consumer Information on Fuel Economy and CO2 Emissions of New Passenger Cars

Implementation of the Directive 1999/94/EC
Grünig, Max; Ian Skinner; Mary Ann Kong 2010: Study on Consumer Information on Fuel Economy and CO2 Emissions of New Passenger Cars. Implementation of the Directive 1999/94/EC. Brussels.Read more

EU Arctic Footprint - Stakeholder Workshop on Scenario Development

14 April 2010

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

A Novel Framework for Validating and Applying Standardized Small Area Measurement Strategies

Tanja Srebotnjak, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, with co-authors Professor Christopher Murray and Professor Ali Mokdad from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, published a methods paper in Population Health Metrics on small area estimation.Read more

Bypassing Germany’s Reformstau

The Remarkable Rise of Renewable Energy
The implementation of Germany’s highly effective Feed-in-Tariff model (FITM) for the promotion of renewable energy (RE) is a remarkable achievement given the rigid structure of the German political system. The many veto points in the political system cause certain policy inertia -Reformstau- in Germany, making comprehensive policy changes a rare occurrence. In this article, Prof. Dr. Christoph Stefes, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, addresses how Germany’s FITM was nonetheless passed in the 1990s, leading to a boom for renewable energy in Germany.Read more

Emerging Experimentalism in EU Environmental Governance

In this chapter, Ecologic Senior Fellow Ingmar von Homeyer argues that the institutional structures and processes underlying EU environmental governance have undergone a significant transformation in recent years. Important characteristics of this emerging "experimentalism" in EU environmental governance include the transition of many important decisions into the implementation stage, trans-nationally networked implementation, and the creation of indicators and reporting requirements for regular review and revision of policies.Read more

Assessment of the 6th Environment Action Programme

January 2010 to December 2010

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

Ökonomische Instrumente zwischen Kyoto und Kopenhagen – Quo vadis Klimaschutz?

From 15 to 16 October 2009, the Center for Foreign Trade Law of the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster hosted its 14th Foreign Trade Law Day, focusing on energy and climate change. At this conference, Benjamin Görlach, economist for the Ecologic Institute, delivered a presentation entitled ‘Economic Instruments between Kyoto and Copenhagen: quo vadis Climate Protection?’ This presentation is now available as an article in the conference volume.Read more


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