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Good practices to reduce nutrient loss in Southern and Eastern Ireland

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28 October 2014
Portlaoise
Ireland
The regional conference “Closing the mineral cycle at farm level - Good practices to reduce nutrient loss in Southern and Eastern Ireland” took place on 28th October 2014 at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Ireland. The aim of the conference was to present the results of the study “Resource efficiency in practice – Closing mineral cycles” commissioned by the DG Environment, European Commission.Read more

Good Practices to Address the Nutrient Surplus in Lombardy (Italy)

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5 November 2014
Milan
Italy
The regional conference "Closing the mineral cycles at farm level - Good practices to reduce nutrient loss in the Lombardy region" took place on 5 November 2014 at the "E.c.ho." Hotel, Milan (Italy). It aimed to present the results of the study "Resource efficiency in practice – Closing mineral cycles" commissioned by the DG Environment (European Commission). It focused on the good practices, which were identified as potential ways to reduce the nutrient loss at farm level and to close mineral cycles, based on the current state of nutrient saturation within the Lombardy region.Read more

Resource Efficiency in Practice - Closing Mineral Cycles

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18 November 2014
Brussels
Belgium
Inefficient use of fertilisers leads to the accumulation of nutrients in areas of intense agricultural activities and can cause serious environmental problems in these areas and beyond. Within the project "Resource Efficiency in Practice - Closing Mineral Cycles", the most promising and cost-effective measures at the regional and farm levels were identified to increase the resource efficiency and use of nutrients (N, P, K) and help close mineral cycles, particularly in saturated areas in Europe. The findings have been translated into relevant practical measures for the farming community in these areas.Read more

Reducing Nutrient Loadings from Agricultural Soils to the Baltic Sea via Groundwater and Streams (Soils2Sea)

January 2014 to December 2017
Both the Baltic Sea Action Plan and the EU Water Framework Directive require substantial further reductions of nutrient loads (N and P) to the Baltic Sea during the coming years. Achievements of these goals will only be possible by the implementation of fundamental changes in agricultural practices and land use. To this end, a team of researchers from eight institutions across the EU and Russia, will investigate the introduction of additional new and innovative measures to reduce nutrient loads.Read more

Benefit of Governance in Drought Adaption (DROP)

January 2013 to June 2015
Water scarcity and droughts are on the increase and expected to aggravate further due to climate change. Early actions are required to adapt to these changes. The transnational project 'Benefit of governance in DROught adaPtation (DROP)' aims to enhance the preparedness and resilience of Northwest European (NWE) regions to such periods of drought. Ecologic Institute is one of the five knowledge partners of DROP which jointly develop further an existing Governance Assessment Tool and apply the tool in the six regions of the participating water authorities.Read more

Policy Options for Promoting the Use of an EU-wide Carbon Calculator

Deliverables 2.4.2 and 2.5.2
This report presents the results of the survey on policy options for promoting the use of an EU-wide carbon calculator. It describes the methodology of the project, analyses the results and the strengths and weaknesses of each policy option and draws conclusions based on the results. The report is available for download.Read more

Mainstreaming Climate Change in the Common Agricultural Policy – Presentation of Methodology and Fiches

TimeLoc
23 May 2014
Brussels
Belgium

On 23 May 2014 in Brussels, DG Climate Action hosted a meeting of the Working Group (WG) 5 under the Climate Change Committee. This WG5 focuses on the "Implementation of the LULUCF Decision and policy development of the land use, land use change, and forestry sector". Ana Frelih-Larsen, a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, participated in the meeting, presenting the study "Mainstreaming climate change in the rural development policy post 2013." The presentation slides are available for download.

Land use, land - use change and forestry (LULUCF) is an inventoryRead more

Mainstreaming of Climate Change into Rural Development Policy Post 2013

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17 June 2014
Brussels
Belgium
Speaker
On 17 June 2014, a project workshop on 'Mainstreaming climate change into rural development policy post 2013' took place at the European Commission in Brussels. Organized by Ecologic Institute in cooperation with DG Climate Action, the workshop provided an opportunity to present and discuss the draft technical guidance for Member States on how to design and integrate new and innovative climate actions in rural development programs. All presentations are available for download. Read more

Improvement of the Land Footprint Methodology Through Impact Oriented Land Use Indicators – International Expert Workshop

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25 June 2014
Berlin
Germany

The pressure on land resources to provide biomass for food, feed, material and energy is increasing. As the products are traded globally the related environmental and social impacts elsewhere are hardly visible and regionally decoupled.

Land footprints and their impact-oriented extensions can provide a useful assessment of consumption related environmental impacts on land.

While the first area-based indicators, i.e. indicators using hectares...Read more

The Most Crucial Mechanisms and Phenomena in the Soils and Ground-Waters and in the Communities - Soils2Sea

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4 June 2014
Turku
Finland
At the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), Dr. Grit Martinez, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute outlined the research approach of the BONUS-project "Soils2Sea" at the work stream session: "Successful cooperation: research, development and innovation".Read more

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