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Looking to the Future: Trend Report for a Forward-Looking Resource Policy

In this "Trend Report for a Forward-Looking Resource Policy" Ecologic Institute's Susanne Langsdorf and Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers analyze more than 300 individual trends, allocated to 12 trend themes. They discuss the potential developments and relevance for German resource policy. The report was released during the European Resources Forum on 10 November 2014 and is available for download.Read more

The Role of the Local and Regional Authorities in the Implementation of Europe 2020 – Analysis of 2012 National Reform Programmes

December 2011 to June 2012
As part of the European Semester and the monitoring of the Europe 2020 strategy, the Member States (MS) submit their annual National Reform Programmes (NRP), which specify the progress made and action to be undertaken in areas such as employment, research, innovation, energy or social inclusion in order to meet the goals and targets set out in the Europe 2020 Strategy.Read more

Climate Change Impacts in the Atlantic Basin and Coordinated Adaptation Responses

Stefes, Christoph; Andrew Reid; Lucy Smith and Elizabeth Tedsen 2014: “Climate change impacts in the Atlantic Basin and coordinated adaptation responses”. ATLANTIC FUTURE scientific paper, Vol. 16, 56.Read more

Developing a Quantitative Model "Sustainable Germany"

October 2014 to August 2017
The project serves to develop a dynamic and quantitative computer-based sustainabiliy model, that can be used in management games and enables to better understand societal interactions in the context of technological efficiency improvements, social innovation and socio-economic effects. The model focuses on further developing a systemic understanding on dynamic interactions of sustainable developments – much less on providing a clear-cut simulation prognostic or projection.Read more

Exploring Consumption-Focused Policy Mixes for Absolute Decoupling of Well-Being from Resource Use and Environmental Impacts

2 September 2014 to 6 September 2014

At the Degrowth Conference held in Leipzig from 2 to 6 September 2014, Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers and Katharina Umpfenbach, both of Ecologic Institute, presented recent findings from the DYNAMIX project. The presentation slides are available online. This presentation introduces the main objectives of the DYNAMIX project and presents decoupling concepts and various policy mixes for a better well-being.

The objective of the DYNAMIX project is to identify policy mixes to absolute decoupling of economic growth from resource use and its associated environmental impacts. ThisRead more

Development of Guidance on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

This study, launched in October 2012, seeks to identify performing EPR schemes for different waste streams (e.g. ELV, WEEE, Batteries, Packaging, Paper, Used Oil) and prepare detailed case studies, in order to identify common characteristics across schemes, which could serve as a guide for improving the effectiveness of such schemes. The study should allow the Commission to formulate new proposals to ensure an optimal use of EPR schemes. The study is available for download.Read more

National Resources Forum 2014

12 November 2014
250 participants took part in the 2nd National Resources Forum, which was hosted by the German Federal Environmental Agency in cooperation with VDI and with the support of Ecologic Institute in Berlin on 12 November 2014. The presentations and photos from the forum are now available on the conference website of the German Federal Environmental Agency. Read more

GreenEcoNet Web Platform Helps SMEs to Become More Environmentally Friendly

Ecologic Institute with partners launched the GreenEcoNet platform, a new website to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) become more environmentally friendly while also saving money and becoming more competitive.


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