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Real World Consumer Behaviour

December 2008 to November 2009

How does real-world consumer behaviour deviate from that predicted by rational choice theory? This project compiled insights emerging from the parallel disciplines of behavioural economics as well as commercial and social marketing with respect to sustainable consumption in Europe. The project analysed the applicability of these disciplines to European environmental consumer policy. As a result, the project formulated real-world recommendations for environmental consumer policy in five specific areas: food and drink, consumer electronics, vehicles, white goods and energy.

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International Prospects of Using Biofuels

December 2008 to June 2010
Biomass use and the production of biofuels face several international challenges. The main tasks of the project are to describe and compare national and international support programmes and framework conditions for the production of biofuels as well as to accompany discussions on EU Directives in the field of bioenergies and the sustainability of biofuels.Read more

Ecologic Institute 2009 Berlin - Brussels - Vienna - Washington DC

This brochure provides a general survey and overview of the range of topics addressed by the Ecologic Institute. It includes examples of relevant events and projects, and key financial information. The brochure captures essence of the Ecologic Institute at a crucial time in our development. The past years have brought consistent growth, increasing diversification, strong management, and the establishment of a number of offices and subsidiaries. Read more

Untersuchungen zur Umweltqualität in Österreich im europäischen Kontext

Indicators are a major source of information for efficient economic and political decisions and provide basic quantitative support for the elaboration and implementation of policies. On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), Ecologic analyses the environmental situation of Austria in the context of the EU-27 Member States published in a brochure in November 2008.Read more

Tax Reform in Europe: long-term implications for the environment, eco-innovation and household distribution

November 2008 to November 2009

Environmental tax reform is seen by many experts as a powerful instrument to achieve environmental objectives and at the same time create economic benefits. It may also contribute to a stable basis for public finance. A study commissioned by the European Environment Agency looked into the effects such a reform could have when implemented at a larger scale throughout Europe.

The basic idea of environmental tax reform is to increase taxes on environmental resources or energy while lowering the tax burden in other areas, such as labour. According to the principle of "Read more

Climate Change Mitigation Through Agricultural Techniques - Policy Recommendations

This report, written as part of the Project PICCMAT (Policy Incentives for Climate Change Mitigation Agricultural Techniques), provides information on different mitigation practices and identifies priorities for policy action. Additionally, it describes currrent rural development, introducing options for the future European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The report is available for download.Read more

Integrating Mainstream Economic Indicators with Sustainable Development Objectives (IN-STREAM)

October 2008 to September 2011
Mainstream economic indicators such as GDP are useful measures with great influence on public and private decisions, but they are flawed as measures of human welfare and give little feedback on progress on environmental goals and sustainable development. This project, through both qualitative and quantitative analysis, aimed to develop new recommendation for indicators that measure progress in economic success, human well-being, environmental protection, and long-term sustainability.Read more

A Review of Dissemination Activities in the Duration of the Project

Raggamby, Anneke von and Olympia Papadopoulou 2008: "A Review of Dissemination Activities in the Duration of the Project", in: GEM-CON-BIO. Governance and Ecosystems Management for the Conservation of Biodiversity. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 253-255.Read more

Evaluation of Environmental Quality in Austria in a European Context

July 2008 to November 2008

Efficient economic and political decisions are dependent on the regular supply of reliable data. Indicators are a major source of such information and provide basic quantitative support for the elaboration and implementation of policies. In June 2008, Ecologic was commissioned to analyse the environmental situation of Austria in the context of the EU-27 Member States using selected environmental indictors and to identify sectors where additional effort is necessary to take a leading position among European countries.

Although the validity and comparability of manyRead more

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