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The Effluent Tax in Germany

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26 January 2012
Berlin
Germany

At the First EPI-Water Conference in Berlin, Manuel Lago and Jennifer Möller-Gulland held a presentation on the effluent tax in Germany. The presentation is available for download.

The EPI-WATER Project sets to assess the effectiveness and the efficiency of Economic Policy Instruments in achieving water policy goals, and to identify the preconditions under which they complement or perform better than alternative (e.g. regulatory or voluntary) policy instruments.

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Presenting the European and Non-European EPI-Water Case Studies

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26 January 2012
Berlin
Germany

At the First EPI-Water Conference in Berlin, Manuel Lago, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented European and Non-European EPI-Water case studies. The presentation is available for download.

The EPI-WATER Project sets to assess the effectiveness and the efficiency of Economic Policy Instruments in achieving water policy goals, and to identify the preconditions under which they complement or perform better than alternative (e.g. regulatory or voluntary) policy instruments.

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First EPI-Water Conference in Berlin

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26 January 2012 to 27 January 2012
Berlin
Germany

The first conference of the EPI-Water Project, entitled "Understanding the Application of Economic Policy Instruments in Water Management", was organized and hosted by Ecologic Institute on 26 and 27 January 2012 in Berlin. EPI-Water is funded by DG Research & Innovation of the European Commission. Participants of this event included members of academia, consultancies, NGOs, international organizations, EU institutions, and...Read more

Phasing Out of Environmentally Harmful Subsidies (EHS)

December 2011 to September 2012

The international and EU agenda on improving resource efficiency aims at developing an economy that creates and delivers more value with less input, that uses resources more sustainably and that minimises the associated environmental impacts. To this end, phasing out environmentally harmful subsidies (EHS) plays an important role. The project's objective is to support the Commission with relevant knowledge and advice on this phasing out.

Despite EU and international commitments and calls to phase out EHS by 2020 (as called for in theRead more

Green Jobs for a cool planet

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6 December 2011
Berlin
Germany
Speaker

On 6 December 2011, the Ecologic Institute hosted a Riverside Chat on the implications of Germany’s energy policy shift for a group of high-level international visitors, including policy makers and journalists from EU Member States, Norway, Belarus, Switzerland and China. The program was co-organised by the Ecologic Institute on behalf of the Goethe Institute.

The following expert speakers presented their...Read more

Evaluation of the Environmental Compliance Assistance Programme for SMEs (ECAP)

September 2010 to June 2011

Small and medium enterprises are important economic actors and incidentally also an important source of environmental pollution. Given their limited size and manpower they often struggle to know all relevant environmental legislation applicable to them and are often not fully aware of their environmental impact. In order to fill these gaps, the programme ECAP (Environmental Compliance Assistance Programme) has been created that includes different actions (training, dissemination of good practice, promotion of tailor-made environmental management approaches). This project assessed theRead more

Water security and economic growth in emerging economies

The objective of the conference "The new politics of water", organized by Chatham House on the 14-15th June 2011 in London, was to address key issues around water security and economic growth in emerging economies. Jennifer Möller-Gulland, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, participated at this conference and highlighted the main discussion topics in the following.

Industries of the Future - Symposium

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9 May 2011
Atlanta
United States

A symposium on "Industries of the Future: Economic Growth through Clean Energy and Clean Jobs" took place at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia on 9 May 2011 as a part of Georgia Tech's Europe Day Celebrations. The event was hosted by Ecologic Institute, the German Embassy,...Read more

British-German Environment Forum (BGEF) discusses "Beyond GDP" at Wilton Park

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24 February 2011
Wilton Park
United Kingdom
The economic crisis starting in 2008 stopped the momentum of transformation towards renewable energies and sustainable transport systems, but also provided opportunities for sustainable development.  The 7th Conference of the British-German Environment Forum (BGEF) meeting at Wilton Park on 24-26 February 2011 investigated the potential for green growth and moving economic policy Beyond GDP by increasing resource efficiency and decoupling of economic development from resource depletion and pollution. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute is an initiator and coordinator of the BGEF.Read more

Reindustrialisation of Europe – Cure or curse?

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6 December 2010
Brussels
Belgium

Demographic change will, in the long term, lead to shrinking and ageing populations in Europe. At the same time, younger economies are eying the international markets. Can a European reindustrialisation be successful under these circumstances? Max Grünig Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin was searched for an answer to this question at the Committee of the Regions. A full report based on the participant’s presentation can be downloaded.

In the next 50 years, populations will age and shrink in the large majority of European regions. This will have a considerable impact upon allRead more

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