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China’s importation of old German steel mill enlarges its ecological footprint

In a series of articles and multimedia examining China's pollution crisis entitled "Choking on Growth", the New York Times focuses an instalment on how "China Grabs West’s Smoke-Spewing Factories". R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic was interviewed for the article, which was also published under the title "As West's industry moves East, China now the world's smokestack" in the International Herald Tribune.

Analysis of the Implementation of the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive

December 2006 to February 2007
The study provides a basic analysis of the practical implementation of the requirements of the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive in several EU Member States. It names the most important challenges encountered by the Member States in implementing the Directive, and refers to good practice examples in the implementation of the directive. Read more

Costs and Benefit Assessments in the Water Framework Directive

23 November 2006
United Kingdom

The second transnational conference of the WaterCost project as part of the Intereg North Sea Region focused on the issue of cost-effectiveness analysis and how it to apply it to groundwater and water supply issues. Benjamin Görlach gave a presentation on the role of cost- benefit considerations in the implementation process of the Water Framework Directive. He concluded that since there is only patchy data on costs and benefits, and elaborated on the role of the AquaMoney project in addressing this gap.Read more

Low Carbon Accelerator - Investment Opportunities for a Low Carbon Economy

October 2006

The Low Carbon Accelerator (LCA) is a closed-ended investment company listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. LCA invests in a diverse portfolio of unquoted private companies providing low carbon products and services, which deliver immediate reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic advises the fund.

Over the last ten years a set of technologies and business solutions have been developed by strong management teams  and technologists in UK, Europe and beyond, which address the need for sharp reductions in CO2Read more

The Revision of the Waste Framework Directive

October 2006 to December 2006
The study "The proposed revision of the Waste Framework Directive: An assessment of the Impact Assessment and the Implications of the Integration of the Hazardous Waste Directive" examined the quality of the Impact Assessment issued by the European Commission on their proposal to amend the Waste Framework Directive and analysed the impacts of the suggested merger of the Hazardous Waste Directive with the Waste Framework Directive. Read more

Global Markets between Climate Policy and Innovation

On 24 January 2007 the Sustainability Lounge was started in Berlin. This dialogue forum discusses innovative ideas in the field of sustainability and  encourages responsible corporate action. The topic of the kick-off event was “Global Markets between Climate Policy and Innovation”. The discussion panel included Achim Steiner (Director, UNEP), Sigmar Gabriel (German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) and Hanns Michael Hölz (Deutsche Bank AG). The Frankfurter Rundschau, Die Zeit and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported.

Waste Management and Climate Change

August 2006 to September 2006

Climate protection is one of the most important challenges to today's environmental policy agenda. Among the different economic and social sectors which have to contribute to minimising emissions of greenhouse gases is the waste management. European and German waste policy has contributed to significantly reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases due to waste treatment. For example the land-filling of solid municipal waste has been sharply limited by law. However, there still remains a huge potential for improvement in the methods of waste treatment to reduce emissions. In order toRead more

Material Efficiency Award to a design seminar by Norbert Kopytziok

How can the idea of material efficiency be combined with the emotional climax of a world cup soccer game? Can an edible cup replace the fried sausage? This year for the first time an academic working paper, written at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Berlin University of Art by the seminar “Ecology and Design” received the German Material Efficiency Award. With this award, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology recognises best –practice examples for cost-effective improvements in the field of material efficiency.

Strategie für die Zukunft der Siedlungsabfallentsorgung

Ziel 2020
The treatment and disposal of solid municipal waste can be technically achieved by methods other than above-ground landfilling ("Goal 2020" of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment). These methods will not trigger socially unacceptable costs. There is a big variety of ways to achieve the goal 2020. This publication is a contribution to the conference "Abfallkolloquium 2005" organised by SIDAF in Freiberg on 6-7 October 2005. The publication summarises the results of an Ecologic project entitled "Future strategy of municipal waste management – Goal 2020".Read more

Efficiency of Resources - Innovations for the Environment and Jobs

31 August 2006

On 31 August 2006 a conference on "Resource Efficiency - Innovations for the Environment and Job Creation", jointly organised by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment and IG Metall (Industrial Trade Union of Metalworkers), was held in Berlin. Central in the discussion was the intelligent use of energy and raw materials as a key component of increased employment and economic success. Participants agreed that only a linkage between economy and ecology through the use of energy-efficient products and procedures will both provide chances for the future and preserve natural resources. Ecologic supported the organisation of the conference.Read more


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