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Resource Scarcity and its Impacts on the German Socio-Economic Landscape - Prof. Dennis Meadows

The capacity of planet Earth has reached its limits. Our environmental impact increases due to the depletion of resources, population growth, emissions of pollutants and soil erosion. Only if governments, leaders in industry and finance, and civil society pull together, can a global disaster be prevented. On 22 November 2006 the Club of Rome and the SPD-Denkfabrik will present this discussion at the German Bundestag. Host-speaker will be Prof. Dr. Dennis Meadows, co-author of "Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update".

Ecological Footprint

November 2006 to January 2007
The Ecological Footprint is one of the most successful indicators worldwide for conveying the concept of the ecological sustainability and the biophysical limits of the Earth. This project for the German Federal Environmental Agency consisted of a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the "Ecological Footprint" indicator regarding its possible application as an indicator of sustainability for Germany. Read more

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

October 2006 to December 2009
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 the European Parliament, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.Read more

Geographical indications and their contribution to environmental quality and linkages to social & cultural issues

4 October 2006
United Kingdom

The IPDEV research project partners met in London at the two day workshop “Intellectual Property Rights and Sustainable Development“. Together with a high level group of experts and stakeholders the project results and policy recommendations were discussed. Stephanie Schlegel from Ecologic Insitute presented the findings on “Geographical Indications and their contribution to environmental quality and linkages to social & cultural issues“. Her presentation is available for download. Benjamin Görlach and Dora Schaffrin spoke about the international Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.Read more

Renewed Lisbon Strategy and Implementation of National Reform Programmes: Development of Indicators

June 2006 to October 2006
The Lisbon strategy was re-launched in 2005 with a strengthened focus on growth and jobs across Europe but also with an emphasis on coherence with the Sustainable Development Strategy. The objective of this project is to develop a methodology for assessing to which extent the environmental component has been taken into account in the National Reform Programms (NRPs) and how committed the Member States are to delivering their pledges made. NRP are key tools for the implementation of the renewed Lisbon Strategy. Read more

Differenzierte Integration im Bereich der EU-Umweltpolitik sowie in umweltrelevanten Feldern der EU-Energiepolitik

Kurzgutachten im Auftrag der Bertelsmann-Stiftung
The focus of this brief report is on EU environmental policy and environmentally relevant aspects of EU energy policy. A brief description of the initial situation in both policy areas is followed by examples of possible areas of application of differentiated integration. The first section discusses the potential benefits of differentiated integration in different areas of EU environmental policy, while the second section focuses more on implementation options. For the examples from the EU energy policy, advantages and implementation possibilities are discussed directly one after the other in one section for presentation reasons. The short report is available for download.Read more

Environmental Policy Initiatives 2006 in the EU Member States

June 2006 to December 2006
This project covers new environmental policy initiatives in 2006 in the EU Member States and Acceding Countries. Relevant information is collected and analysed against the background of the renewed Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) and the Lisbon Strategy. Read more

Unterm Strich. Erbschaften und Erblasten für das Deutschland von morgen.

Eine Generationenbilanz
Germany is facing great societal changes. In many regions, Germany’s population is shrinking and work forces are decreasing. Demographic change is challenging Germany, leading to economic and social shifts and creating new social divisions in many regions and cities. While a growing population has long been understood as a threat to the environment, it is now clear that a shrinking population does not automatically improve the environmental situation. "The Bottom Line", edited by Volker Hauff and Günther Bachmann, with contributions from Ecologic and the Berlin-Institute, examines the assets and debts of Germany‘s future inheritance. Read more

Side Event at CSD 14 on Industrial Development and Environmental Policy in China and Germany

11 May 2006
New York, NY
United States

"Ambitious Environmental Policy – The Basis for Sustainable Industrial Development" was the theme of a Side Event at the 14th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) in New York. It addressed the relations between business and policy-making, and the role of regulation and dynamics of change in China and Germany.  German minister for the environment Sigmar Gabriel opened the event chaired by R. Andreas Kraemer.Read more


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