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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

Demographic Change and Sustainability

A Generational Balance
Germany's population is shrinking. While a growing population has long been understood as a threat to the environment, a shrinking population does not automatically improve the environmental situation. But what are the environmental sustainability implications of demographic trends in Germany? In their publication "Demographic Change and Sustainability: A Generational Balance", R. Andreas Kraemer, Daniel Blobel, Anneke von Raggamby and Doris Knoblauch develop approaches for a generational balance in selected areas, namely natural resource use (energy supply, settlement and transport) and nature conservation. Read more

EPOS Summer School on Methods and Tools for Impact Assessment

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16 June 2008 to 20 June 2008
Berlin
Germany
Ecologic, together with IÖW – Institute for Ecological Economy Research, will host a summer school on Methods and Tools for Impact Assessment from 16 - 20 June this year in Berlin. The summer school addresses young scientists and consultants from European institutes who are involved in sustainable development and environmental research and want to improve their knowledge and skills in impact assessment. The programme combines input lectures with practical training sessions on relevant methods, such as stakeholder participation, scenario building, multi-criteria analysis, and cost-benefit analysis. Read more
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Feasibility Study: European Sustainability Award

May 2008 to July 2008
Within the framework of this project, the Ecologic Institute carried out a feasibility study in order to assess the chances and limits of a potential Sustainability Award. The goal was to define the focus of the possible award with regards to its content and strategic orientation. Read more

Environmental Policies and Social Justice

January 2008 to November 2008

On behalf of the German Federal Environment Agency, Ecologic Institute completed a study on the interactions between environmental policies and social justice. Using selected programmes and measures, this study analysed to what extent environmental and social policy objectives have been adjusted in response to each other and how the interaction between the two can be improved. The Final Report contains an English summary and is available for download.

The German debate on the link between environmental and equity issues has usually centered on international aspectsRead more

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Identifying Tools for Sustainability Assessment

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14 January 2008
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Integrated sustainability assessment is a key element for advancing sustainable development by assessing the economic, environmental and social impacts of policy proposals. While the EU Commission has committed to producing high quality impact assessment, Anneke von Raggamby evaluates the availability and actual use in EU Commission Impact Assessment practice at the OECD workshop on Sustainable Assessment Methodologies.

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Refinement of the Sustainable Development Strategy and Stakeholder Dialogue

December 2007 to February 2009

On 27 November 2007 Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the consultation process for the progress report 2008 for the German sustainable development strategy. It was approved by the Federal Cabinet for submission to the Bundestag on 29 October 2008. Sustainable development is a concept which can only be successful if it is deep-seated in the middle of society. Public participation in refining the sustainable development strategy is therefore explicitly sought by the Federal Government. Ecologic was therefore commissioned to analyse consultation and participation processes in Germany and EuropeRead more

Beyond GDP - Measuring Progress, True Wealth, and the Well-being of Nations

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19 November 2007 to 20 November 2007
Brussels
Belgium

The international conference "Beyond GDP" brought together over 650 participants to discuss how measures of progress, true wealth, and well-being can be improved and integrated into decision-making. Ecologic Institute led the project team organising the conference, which took place in November 2007 within the main chamber of the European Parliament and featured several high-level speakers, including Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of...Read more

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