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The Use of Market Incentives to Preserve Biodiversity

December 2005 to April 2006
EU Member States are increasingly using market-based instruments such as taxes, subsidies or tradable permits to conserve Biodiversity. Ecologic has been commissioned by DG Environment to analyse the current use of Market Based Instruments (MBIs) like taxes, fees and charges to protect biodiversity. Based on this, Ecologic collaborated with its project partners in preparing a report that evaluates the success and failure of these instruments and assesses their potential for wider use in different contexts in the future. The report is available for download.Read more

Biodiversity is Life! - Green Week in Brussels

Taking action to halt the rapid loss of biological diversity was the focus of this year’s Green Week, the European Commission’s annual conference and exhibition event dedicated to the environment. Under the banner Biodiversity is Life!, the Green Week took place from 30 May to 2 June 2006 in Brussels. Stephanie Schlegel and Rainer Müssner participated actively in the different sessions including "Understanding for management: research, indicators and monitoring"; "Biodiversity on the political decision table"; "The system of international governance and biodiversity" or "Reap what you sow: Agriculture and forestry".

Global Effects of Doubled Atmospheric CO2 Content on Evapotranspiration, Soil Moisture and Runoff under Potential Natural Vegetation

The atmospheric CO2 content, which might increase more than two-fold by the end of the century, not only has an impact on the global climate, but also directly affects the water balance of the terrestrial biosphere. Anna Leipprand and Dr. Dieter Gerten from the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research published an article in the Hydrological Sciences Journal that analyses these impacts.Read more

Valuing Ecosystem Services for Water Framework Directive Implementation?

29 September 2005
Isle of Vilm

During an international capacity-building workshop for participants from Central and Eastern Europe which was convened from 29 September to 1 October 2005, Nicole Kranz discussed the application of a valuation of ecosystem services for the implementation of the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD).Read more

Implementation of Article 12 of the Habitats Directive

October 2005 to March 2006
The aim of this project is to develop concepts for the protection of species in Germany for the implementation of Article 12 of the habitats directive (92/43/EEC). It will focus on the protection of animal species within agricultural land and forestry. Approaches taken by other EU Member States for the implementation of the directive will be taken into consideration. The concept will eventually be tested using two animal species as case studies.Read more

How to improve integrative planning and land use instruments in cultural landscapes

14 September 2005
United Kingdom

Recent reports on Europe’s biological resources prove that the loss of biodiversity has not yet been halted despite efforts in this field. One reason for this is that the instruments used to address conservation issues do not always serve their purpose. The presentation given by Rainer Müssner at the International Association of Landscape Ecologists meeting in Northampton (IALE-UK) therefore dealt with procedural aspects of how to improve landscape planning (LP) and the codes of good farming practice (GFP).

LP and GFP represent two of the key integrative instrumentsRead more

Nature Protection in the Caucasus - Promoting Transboundary Cooperation for implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

9 March 2006 to 11 March 2006

Transboundary cooperation plays a key role in promoting sustainable development in the Caucasus, and can contribute to peace and understanding. Ecologic Institute supported the organisation of a conference that aimed to strengthen the dialogue between governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. It brought together the Ministers of Environment from the Caucasus countries and representatives of international conservation and donor organisations. The conference...Read more

The Central Asia and Mongolia Bioresources and Biosecurity Network

Capacity Development on Access to Genetic Resources, Benefit–Sharing, and Biosafety in Central Asia and Mongolia
This policy report seeks to give an overview of the current state of biodiversity and relevant law, and policy in Central Asia and Mongolia. It elaborates the international and national legal basis for access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from their utilization, as well as for the protection of traditional knowledge. Read more


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