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Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

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Soils2Sea: Reducing Nutrient Loadings into the Baltic Sea

The documentary film "Soils2Sea: Reducing nutrient loadings into the Baltic Sea" illustrates the societal story of implementing the EU's nitrate directive at regional realities in the EU member states, and in particularly in the Kocinka catchment area in south central Poland. The movie was developed and produced by Dr. Grit Martinez (Ecologic Institute) and Anne Berrini (berrini films) with support from Dr. Przemysław Wachniew (AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow) and is available via Ecologic Institute's YouTube channel.Read more

Optionen zur Weiterentwicklung von Anpassungsstrategien

This November, the latest climate report for Germany, titled "Climate Change in Germany: Development, Consequences, Risks and Perspectives", was published. For the first time, climate change in Germany has been assessed from an interdisciplinary and comprehensive perspective, taking all societal issues and sectors into account. The 126 authors covered issues such as already-observed and prospective changes, weather calamities and their consequences, risks for the future and options for the advancement of adaptation strategies. Dr. Grit Martinez of Ecologic Institute is co-author of the report's chapter on story line options for a transformative climate adaptive society in Germany. The climate report is available for download.Read more

Seafood in Europe

A Food System Approach for Sustainability
This report, prepared by the EEA and the Ecologic Institute, builds on a food system approach to explore the knowledge base, and the mesh of actors and activities that enable the EU to produce, trade and consume seafood. It then further assesses the implications of such a food system analysis for EU policy and knowledge development as a means to transform Europe's food system in line with sustainability goals. The report identifies three complementary pathways in the current EU food and seafood related policy framework, and the related knowledge base that can help support a more functional system. The report is available for download.Read more
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Rivers and Lakes in European Cities

Past and Future Challenges
In recent decades, and after a gradual improvement in water quality due to wastewater treatment and reduced industrial activities, urban rivers and lakes have become increasingly important in the planning of urban ecology, green infrastructure, green areas and climate change adaptation in European cities. According to a new EEA report, new initiatives for integrated water management in urban areas contribute to making cities greener and more sustainable.Read more

EU Accession to CITES

Main Issues and Positions for the 17th COP
The objective of this briefing was to provide Members with an overview of the key issues at stake at the CITES COP 17 and to introduce the new role of the EU as a single Party entity. A short overview of the history of CITES was provided, along with the current positions of the main Parties on key issues of importance. The brief identified main conclusions and recommendations for Members of the ENVI Committee to establish their own perspectives on the subject of CITES and the potential role of the EU. The briefing was conducted using published documents, press releases, official position papers, studies and other relevant sources from national, international and EU institutions and NGOs. The document is available for download.Read more
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Regulatory Cooperation under CETA

Implications for Environmental Policies
On 30 October 2016 Canada and the EU signed CETA. Ratification of the agreement will be the next step. A new study by the Ecologic Institute analyses the environmental implications of regulatory cooperation under CETA. The study finds that CETA establishes a comprehensive institutional framework for regulatory cooperation between Canada and the EU and sets primarily procedural obligations. CETA does not contain detailed obligations that predetermine specific outcomes of regulatory cooperation. Regulatory cooperation under CETA is voluntary. Regulatory cooperation under CETA has a focus on trade liberalisation and consistency of standards. It does not focus on enhancing environmental protection. The study is available for download.Read more

Websites by Ecologic Institute

fische.eco-project.eu

Duration: January 2011 - April 2018

Funded by Umweltbundesamt (UBA)

eu-refresh.org

Duration: July 2015 - June 2019

Funded by European Commission, Research Executive Agency (REA)

climatepolicyinfohub.eu

Duration: May 2013 - April 2016

Funded by European Commission, Directorate–General Research (DG Research)

nachhaltigeswirtschaften-soef.de

Duration: October 2015 to March 2019

Funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany and German Aerospace Center, DLR Bonn (DLR)

multee.eu

Duration: March 2015 to August 2017

Funded by European Commission, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

measuring-progress.eu

Duration: September 2013 - August 2016

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

aquacross.eu

Duration: June 2015 - November 2018

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

netgreen-project.eu

Duration: September 2013 - August 2016

Funded by the Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

pocacito.eu

Duration: January 2014 to December 2016

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

 

geschichte-umweltpolitikberatung.org

Duration: Decemeber 2012 – June 2014

Funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

eleep.eu

Duration: September 2011 – December 2017

Funded by the European Union and Robert Bosch Stiftung

klimzug-radost.de

Duration: July 2009 - June 2014

Funded by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

dynamix-project.eu

Duration: September 2012 – December 2015

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

efface.eu

Duration: December 2012 – March 2016

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

reformrivers.eu

Duration: November 2011 – November 2015

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

demeau-fp7.eu

Duration: September 2012 – August 2015

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

clearingstelle-eeg.de

Duration: 2009 – 2017

Funded by Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

cecilia2050.eu

Duration: September 2012 – August 2015

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

base-adaptation.eu

Duration: October 2012 – September 2016

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-Generale Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

Ecologic Institute conducts inter- and transdisciplinary environmental research. The experts at Ecologic Institute also prepare political analyses and function as consultants. Ecologic Institute operates branches in Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC. In its role as a private, independent organization, Ecologic Institute is dedicated to the preparation of relevant sociopolitical aspects of sustainability research and contributing new knowledge to environmental policy. Innovative research methods, an orientation on practice and a transdisciplinary approach ensure scientific excellent and social relevance. The work done at Ecologic Institute covers the spectrum of environmental topics and includes the integration of environment-related issues into other political spheres.

Ecologic Institute was founded in 1995 and collaborates closely with other European and international bodies, including active participation as a member of the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet). Today, the more than 100 individuals at Ecologic Institute work in a variety of international and interdisciplinary project teams.

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