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ELEEP Policy Recommendations for Urban Development and Transportation

Portland-Seattle Study Tour 26-31 January 2014
(2014). ELEEP Policy Recommendations for Urban Development and Transportation. Portland-Seattle Study Tour 26-31 January 2014. ELEEP Policy Brief. Ecologic Institute US, Atlantic Council, ELEEP.Read more

ELEEP Policy Recommendations for Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Poland-Germany Study Tour 10-16 November 2013
(2013). ELEEP Policy Recommendations For Renewable Energy and Climate Change. Poland-Germany Study Tour 10-16 November 2013 ELEEP Policy Brief. Ecologic Institute US, Atlantic Council, ELEEP.Read more

The Social Dimension of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

This UNEP policy brief seeks to address and raise awareness of the social dimension of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to climate change, laying particular emphasis on the social impacts of EbA on the global, national, regional and local levels as well as on social considerations in designing and implementing EbA. The authors highlight appropriate methods and measures and provide policy recommendations to facilitate successful EbA implementation and therewith the delivery of expected benefits for local communities. The policy brief is available for download.Read more

Black Carbon Emissions from Kerosene Lamps

Potential for a New CCAC Initiative
This policy brief contains recommendations for action from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) that would enhance existing efforts and achieve more rapid black carbon reductions and climate benefits. The policy brief is available for download.Read more

Is Biodiversity Being Left Behind?

Is biodiversity being left behind? Freshwater ecosystems hold unparalleled species diversity, but are amongst the most threatened in Europe. Prioritizing short-term, often localized benefits in ecosystem provisioning services (such as hydropower) is degrading habitats and damaging cultural and regulatory services such as carbon storage, making it impossible for Europe to meet policy goals under the Habitats and Water Framework Directives. The brief calls for ‘biodiversity-conscious priority setting,’ considering the full range of services that freshwater ecosystems provide, as well as improving the knowledge of ecosystems’ status and threats, to use EU funding resources to the greatest advantage.Read more

Current EU Climate Policy: An Optimality Assessment

CECILIA2050 Policy Brief No 1
The European Union (EU) and its Member States are debating the shape and substance of future EU climate policy. With partners from the CECILIA2050 project, Ecologic Institute produced reports on 8 EU Member States and the EU as whole, which take stock of current policies and their performance. In all 9 cases, the policy mix currently in place can be improved. A Policy Brief summarizing the findings is available for download.Read more

River Basin Network on Water Framework Directive and Agriculture

Practical Experiences and Knowledge Exchange in Support of the WFD Implementation (2010-2012)
Agricultural management is a key priority area for achieving the objective of good ecological status of European waters under the Water Framework Directive (WFD). This report presents the outcome of work by the River Basin Network (RBN) on WFD and Agriculture in the period from 2010 to 2012. The RBN is a technical network established within the Expert Group on WFD and Agriculture. Comprised of 21 River Basins representing 14 Member States, the RBN mandate was to facilitate exchange of practical experiences and knowledge on good practices in support of the WFD implementation. The publication is available for download.Read more

Going Out of the Town Hall

The Benefits and How They Can Be Achieved
From urban gardening and networks of sharing to community-owned wind farms: citizens' initiatives emerge all over Europe in a quest to find new answers to today's pressing challenges. This policy brief explores new forms of cooperation between local governments and these bottom-up initiatives. It argues that getting involved with initiatives helps local governments to be an active player in their community's change dynamics. This cooperation furthermore requires new ways of engaging and participating between the groups.Read more

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