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Convergence with EU IPPC Policies

Short Guide for ENP Partners and Russia
Industrial production processes account for a considerable share of the overall pollution in Europe. To minimize harmful effects on the environment and push for environmentally sound technology, the EU’s Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control policy (IPPC) requires polluting operators to obtain environmental permits for running their industrial installations. By doing so, the policy aims at providing incentives for clean technologies and eventually excluding irresponsible polluters. Willing to complement the EU’s efforts to implement IPPC standards within the Union, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) promotes cooperation between the EU and its Eastern and Southern neighbours. To support the effort, the European Commission has issued a guide to pollution prevention and control for its European neighbours and Russia.

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Convergence with EU Waste Policies

Short Guide for ENP Partners and Russia
Uncontrolled landfills, excessive littering and an increasing share of electronic waste pose a threat to human health and the environment. To address these problems, the EU has established a waste hierarchy which prioritises the management and treatment of waste. The prevention of unnecessary waste production and the utilization of waste as a source of energy rank at the top of the list. Willing to complement the EU's efforts to improve waste management practices within the Union, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) promotes cooperation between the EU and its Eastern and Southern neighbours. To support the effort, the European Commission has issued a guide to environmentally sound waste management for its European neighbours and Russia.Read more

Waste Management Policies and Policy Instruments in Europe

An overview
The objective of this study was to compare different waste management technologies. The most appropriate technologies were defined as well as the best ways for their implementation. Furthermore, policy instruments for promotion of these technologies were evaluated. Read more

Implementation of Waste-related EU Directives

November 2008 to March 2009
The European directives in the waste field require Member States to report to the European Commission on the implementation of the directives giving a clear picture of the situation in each Member State. In turn, the Commission has to produce a Community report on the basis of the reports submitted by the Member States. Ecologic partnered by IEEP assist the European Commission in completing this report.Read more

Requirements Governing the Use of Mineral Secondary Building Materials and the Use of Mineral Waste as Filling Material

20 May 2008 to 21 May 2008
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment is currently working on legally binding requirements concerning the use of mineral waste in construction and in soil. A first draft of an Ordinance laying down requirements on the use of mineral secondary construction material in technical buildings (ErsatzbaustoffV) amending the Federal Soil Protection Ordinance (BBodSchV) was completed on 13 November 2007. This workshop taking place in Dessau on 20-21 May 2008 was dedicated to assessing the impacts of the Ordinance and thereby complemented consultations with the Bundesländer, stakeholders and other Ministries. Read more

Environmental and Material Flow Cost Accounting

Principles and Procedures
In "Environmental and Material Flow Costs Accounting", Christine M. Jasch, Ecologic Partner and Director of the Institute for Environmental Management and Economics (IÖW) in Vienna, explains and updates the approach developed for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/UNDESA) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). The book also includes several case studies and recent developments regarding Environmental and Material Flow Cost Accounting (EMA and MFCA) in national statistics and ISO standardization. Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Tool to Promote Sustainable Management Practices in Europe and the United States

18 January 2008
Molly HallAt a Transatlantic Luncheon on 18 January 2008, Molly Hall introduced key aspects of sustainability management practices of two US and two EU companies that are recognised leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Drawing on the history of CSR as it developed on both sides of the Atlantic, she highlighted differences in their respective approaches. Molly Hall teaches environmental law at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is a consultant to the German Environmental Ministry. Read more

China’s importation of old German steel mill enlarges its ecological footprint

In a series of articles and multimedia examining China's pollution crisis entitled "Choking on Growth", the New York Times focuses an instalment on how "China Grabs West’s Smoke-Spewing Factories". R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic was interviewed for the article, which was also published under the title "As West's industry moves East, China now the world's smokestack" in the International Herald Tribune.

Analysis of the Implementation of the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive

December 2006 to February 2007
The study provides a basic analysis of the practical implementation of the requirements of the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive in several EU Member States. It names the most important challenges encountered by the Member States in implementing the Directive, and refers to good practice examples in the implementation of the directive. Read more

Costs and Benefit Assessments in the Water Framework Directive

23 November 2006
United Kingdom

The second transnational conference of the WaterCost project as part of the Intereg North Sea Region focused on the issue of cost-effectiveness analysis and how it to apply it to groundwater and water supply issues. Benjamin Görlach gave a presentation on the role of cost- benefit considerations in the implementation process of the Water Framework Directive. He concluded that since there is only patchy data on costs and benefits, and elaborated on the role of the AquaMoney project in addressing this gap.Read more


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