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Potential Use of Radioactively Contaminated Materials in the Construction of Houses from Open Pit Uranium Mines in Gabon and Niger

Ecologic Institute, represented by Tanja Srebotnjak and Sebastian Veit, completed a study commissioned by the European Parliament (EP) on the use of radioactively contaminated materials in the construction of residential dwellings in Gabon and Niger. In particular, the study examines practices in the disposal of materials discarded in the mining of uranium in these two countries and is based, inter alia, on a fact-finding mission to Gabon by Sebastian Veit.Read more

Commentary on the German PRTR law

September 2010 to January 2011

Ecologic Institute writes a legal commentary on the German PRTR-Act. Under this law and an EU-Regulation, operators of certain installations in Germany have to report data on pollutants for publication in a German as well as to a European pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR). The legal commentary is mainly addressed at authorities and operators to facilitate the application of the rules without in-depth knowledge on their legal background.

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Description of German Waste Treatment Technologies

November 2009 to December 2009
Policy makers from Middle and Eastern Europe as well as from developing countries visited Germany to co-operate on issues of environmental technology transfer. Representatives from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) met foreign partners and other stakeholders of the environmental technology transfer in conferences, workshops etc.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

Implementation of Waste-related EU Directives

November 2008 to March 2009
The European directives in the waste field require Member States to report to the European Commission on the implementation of the directives giving a clear picture of the situation in each Member State. In turn, the Commission has to produce a Community report on the basis of the reports submitted by the Member States. Ecologic partnered by IEEP assist the European Commission in completing this report.Read more

Requirements Governing the Use of Mineral Secondary Building Materials and the Use of Mineral Waste as Filling Material

20 May 2008 to 21 May 2008
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment is currently working on legally binding requirements concerning the use of mineral waste in construction and in soil. A first draft of an Ordinance laying down requirements on the use of mineral secondary construction material in technical buildings (ErsatzbaustoffV) amending the Federal Soil Protection Ordinance (BBodSchV) was completed on 13 November 2007. This workshop taking place in Dessau on 20-21 May 2008 was dedicated to assessing the impacts of the Ordinance and thereby complemented consultations with the Bundesländer, stakeholders and other Ministries. Read more

Environmental and Material Flow Cost Accounting

Principles and Procedures
In "Environmental and Material Flow Costs Accounting", Christine M. Jasch, Ecologic Partner and Director of the Institute for Environmental Management and Economics (IÖW) in Vienna, explains and updates the approach developed for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/UNDESA) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). The book also includes several case studies and recent developments regarding Environmental and Material Flow Cost Accounting (EMA and MFCA) in national statistics and ISO standardization. Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Tool to Promote Sustainable Management Practices in Europe and the United States

18 January 2008
Molly HallAt a Transatlantic Luncheon on 18 January 2008, Molly Hall introduced key aspects of sustainability management practices of two US and two EU companies that are recognised leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Drawing on the history of CSR as it developed on both sides of the Atlantic, she highlighted differences in their respective approaches. Molly Hall teaches environmental law at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is a consultant to the German Environmental Ministry. Read more


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