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Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

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Gartenlust statt Gartenfrust

Praxistipps zum Pflanzenschutz
Delicately fragranced rose blossoms. Dew drops sparkling on leaves. Buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies and a basket of homegrown fruits and aromatic herbs. Gardening is a sensual experience—a pleasure and a joy. Or, at least, as long as everything goes according to plan. When the roses are infested with vine lice, the tomatoes rot and the dainty white butterfly turns out to be the malicious Pieris brassicae, a relaxing hobby can quickly become a source of stress and a bitter battle against pests and disease. The brochure is available for download.Read more

DYNAMIX Policy Briefs on Absolute Decoupling in the EU

As part of the DYNAMIX project, another three policy reports that synthesised the assessments of three policy mixes (a land use policy mix; a metals and materials use policy mix; and an overarching policy mix) were written in order to support the pathway to absolute decoupling in the EU. These policy mixes were designed to specifically address the use of virgin metals, the use of arable land and freshwater, the input of the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus and emissions of greenhouse gases. All policy briefs are available for download.
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Unlocking the Potential for Improved Energy Efficiency Policies

Best practices and policy recommendations
What can we learn from European best practices on the existing Monitoring & Verification schemes and coordination mechanisms in Europe? Can bottom-up methodologies contribute to a more reliable measurement and verification process? The first two policy briefs produced by the multEE project feature a set of policy recommendations, six on M&V schemes and five on coordination mechanisms, aimed at policy makers at different policy levels engaged in the development of effective and coherent energy efficiency policies. The recommendations reflect the conclusions from a broader "Synthesis report on European best practices for M&V schemes and coordination mechanisms" that, based on an initial mapping of existing M&V schemes and coordination mechanisms across Europe, identifies and analyses a vast array of Best Practice cases on M&V schemes and coordination models. The recommendations are available for download.Read more

Citizens and Experts Jointly Develop River Basin Adaptation Plans

Citizens from around the Mediterranean participated in adaptation planning for the management of their local river basins. Based on a novel approach developed over the course of the EU-funded BeWater project, stakeholders from four case study river basins were engaged in a collaborative process with experts and policy makers to draft River Basin Adaptation Plans. Ecologic Institute was also part of this collaboration.Read more

Smarter, Greener, more Inclusive? - 2016

Indicators to Support the Europe 2020 Strategy
The Europe 2020 strategy is the EU's strategy for creating smart, sustainable and inclusive growth since 2010. In this strategy, the European Union has set five ambitious objectives - on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy - to be met by 2020. Each Member State adopted its own national targets for each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels underpin the strategy. Andreas Prahl and Katharina Umpfenbach (Ecologic Institute) authored chapter 3 on climate change and energy where the recent development of key indicators in the field of climate change and energy, including data on greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency, is analysed. The publication is available for download.Read more
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Cost and Financing Aspects of Community Renewable Energy Projects

Volume I: Main Report
While key barriers faced by community renewable energy projects are generally well understood, there is much less information available about the actual costs and financing implications. This report sheds light on the costs and corresponding financial impacts faced by community-owned renewable energy projects, especially in comparison to commercial renewable energy projects. The report, which was written collaboratively by Christine Lucha and Andreas Prahl(Ecologic Institute), 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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