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Ambitious Waste Targets and Local and Regional Waste Management

December 2012 to April 2013

In this project Umweltbundesamt Wien, the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability (RIMAS) and Ecologic Institute jointly support the Committee of the Regions in the process of stakeholder contribution to produce an Outlook Opinion on the review of the targets contained in European Waste legislation.

The project reviews the current state of waste targets contained in the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and the instruments implemented for the achievement of these targets. Within the project 23 case studies willRead more

Marine Litter in the Baltic Sea: Challenges and Opportunities - Introduction


At the workshop "Marine litter in the Baltic Sea: challenges and opportunities" on 14. November 2013, Susanne Altvater gave an introductory presentation on marine litter in the Baltic Sea and introduced the project CleanSea. The presentation slides are available for download.

The workshop was organized as part of the CleanSea project. CleanSea is a European multidisciplinary research project, which aims to assist Member States and other stakeholders with an improved knowledge base, as well as methods and toolsRead more

Marine Litter in the Baltic Sea: Challenges and Opportunities (CleanSea Discussion)

14 November 2013

On 14 November 2013, a workshop on marine litter in the Baltic Sea took place at the Ecologic Institute's offices in Berlin. Susanne Altvater, a Fellow at Ecologic Institute, gave an introductory presentationon on the topic and on the Clean Sea project in general to German representatives of the relevant industries. Subsequently Matthias Mossbauer presented the first results of the...Read more

The Energiewende and its Ramifications for the German Support Regime for Renewable Energies

Country Report Germany
This survey of Dominik Müller, Senior Analyst at Ecologic Institute, describes the regulatory and policy framework for the promotion of renewable energies in Germany as amended by the "Energiewende" announced by the German Federal Government in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. The article focuses on changes in the electricity sector chiefly through fundamental amendments of the Renewable Energies Sources Act ("Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz – EEG") since 2011. Moreover, the article also discusses the political and regulatory situation for the use of renewable energies in the heat and transport sectors in Germany.Read more

Climate and Clean Air Coalition - Addressing Climate Change and Municipal Solid Waste

10 October 2013 to 11 October 2013

The meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Municipal Solid Waste Initiative, from 10 to 11 October 2013 in Vienna, brought together participating cities and initiative partners to strengthen international action to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) from municipal solid waste. The CCAC Initiative fosters peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges, provides training opportunities, and continues to build a...Read more

Industry and Society's Needs for Sustainable Management of Raw Materials in Europe

28 November 2013 to 29 November 2013

The COBALT Opening Conference aimed to initiate (and foster existing) debate, networking and exchange on a more sustainable raw materials management in the EU among a multitude of actors from industry and business, civil society, geological surveys, policy making at EU, national and regional level and academia. Participants from 15 European countries engaged in an open dialogue, thus increasing mutual...Read more

Expert Meetings on BREF "Waste Treatment Industries"

15 April 2003
25 July 2003
5 March 2004

As part of implementing the Directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC-Directive), the Best Available Techniques (BAT) for waste treatment industries were identified in a European-wide process and described in the BAT REFerence document (BREF) "waste treatment industries".

Three expert meetings aimed at co-ordinating, developing and approving the German contribution to the formulation of the BREF "waste treatment industries". About...Read more

Contributing to Building of Awareness, Learning and Transfer of Knowledge on Sustainable Use of Raw Materials (COBALT)

May 2013 to April 2015

Rendering the use of raw materials more sustainable along their life cycle within Europe requires continuous and open debate between political, economic, societal and academic actors. The COBALT project will help foster such debate by organizing international conferences and specific sectoral dialogues. Furthermore, in order to improve existing skills towards enabling a more sustainable use of raw materials, exemplary teaching courses will be developed addressing businesses and geological surveys.Read more

On the Road to Sustainable Production in the Enlarged EU - Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)

20 September 2005 to 22 September 2005
The event will be directed towards stakeholders in new and old Member States and will focus on the implementation of Directive 96/61/EC on integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC). It will provide a forum for an exchange of experiences and views on the implementation of the Directive, the use of the reference documents on best available techniques (BREFs) and the future development of the Directive.Read more

Monitoring Member States' Environmental Policy Progress

August 2012 to February 2013

Effectively monitoring EU resource efficiency requires knowledge on the progress and achievements in the 27 EU member states. The project will compile country profiles for all 27 member states and undertake a EU summary analysis. Investigations will integrate literature review and indicator trend analysis.Read more


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