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Ecologic Institute Contributes to Debates on TTIP

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3 May 2014
Loccum
Germany

The Ecologic Institute continues to be actively involved in the debate on the ongoing negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its environmental impact. On 3 May 2014, Christiane Gerstetter, Senior Fellow at the Ecologic Institute, moderated a discussion on investor-state dispute settlement under TTIP at the Evangelische Akademie Loccum.

The event in Loccum was entitled Trading less consumer protection for more exports and brought together academic experts, NGORead more

Investigating Options for Different Compliance Systems for PEF and OEF Declarations

Determining environmental impacts of products is complex. In this study, BIO IS, the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and the Ecologic Institute investigated approaches for verifying that claims made by companies on the environmental properties of products or their own overall environmental performance are correct. The study was commissioned by the European Commission, DG Environment. The Ecologic Institute contributed an analysis on the law of the World Trade Organziation as far as relevant for related policy measures. The report is available for download.Read more

TTIP, Energy and the Environment

TimeLoc
23 April 2014
Washington DC
United States

The Ecologic Institute continues to be actively involved in the debate on the ongoing negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its environmental impact. On 23 April 2014, Max Grünig, Senior Fellow at the Ecologic Institute, participated as a panelist in a stakeholder forum on TTIP in Washington D.C. The presentation slides are available for download.

The event involved experts and policy makers from the US and the EU, and focused on the potential consequences of TTIP for environment and health protection. A particular relevant topic was theRead more

Influences on Consumer Behaviour

Policy Implications Beyond Nudging
A policy brief written by Katharina Umpfenbach and colleagues for DG Environment summarises the most relevant scientific insights and analyses the implications for policy making. It highlights novel policy ideas for triggering changes in consumer behaviour. The policy brief is available for download.Read more

Influences on Consumer Behaviour - Policy Implications Beyond Nudging

December 2013 to January 2014

Consumer demand is a critical driver of resource consumption in the EU. When striving for a resource-efficient EU economy, how can we use policies to effectively shape consumer choices towards sustainability? A new Report written by Katharina Umpfenbach and colleagues for DG Environment summarises the most relevant scientific insights and analyses the implications for policy making. It highlights novel policy ideas for triggering changes in consumer behaviour.
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Master Plan 100% Climate Protection - Fourth Workshop of Municipalities

TimeLoc
2 September 2013 to 3 September 2013
Göttingen
Germany

Supported by the National Climate Protection Initiative (NKI) of the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Protection, and Reactor Safety (BMU), the fourth workshop for the scientific monitoring of the municipalities within the project "Master Plan 100% Climate Protection" took place on 2 and 3 September 2013 in Göttingen.

The 19 master plan municipalities have set particularly ambitious climate protection goals for...Read more

Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation - Second Working Group Meeting of the Municipalities

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7 February 2013 to 8 February 2013
Hannover
Germany

Funded by the National Climate Initiative (NKI in German) of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), the second working meeting of the scientific support for the municipalities in the project "Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation" was held on 7 and 8 February 2013 in Hanover.

The 19 "Master Plan Municipalities" commit to particularly ambitious climate protection targets, such as the...Read more

How to Verify Claims on the Environmental Properties of Products and Organizations?

February 2013 to August 2013

In this project, BIO IS, the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and the Ecologic Institute investigated approaches for verifying that claims made by companies on the environmental properties of products or their own overall environmental performance are correct. The study was commissioned by the European Commission, DG Environment. The Ecologic Institute contributed an analysis on the law of the World Trade Organziation as far as relevant for related policy measures. The report is available for download.

European methodology for quantifying environmental impacts ofRead more

Case Study Report - Sustainable Consumption and Production Niches

This empirical report presents the four case studies of the InContext project:. GELA - GEmeinsam LAndwirtschaften, a community-supported agriculture project and Thursday Veggie Day, an initiative to reduce meat consumption, and - Municipal Energy Transition Process and Emission-Zero cooperative, two projects for citizen-led investments in renewable energies. The study is available for download.Read more

Alternative Collective Consumption and Production Niches

Lessons from their emergence, developement and governance
This synthesis report reflects on the four cases of alternative consumption and production niches observed in InContext. From the cross-examination of the empirical material, it distills tentative conclusions on what can be learnt from the emergence and governance patterns of these niches. The case study is available for download.Read more

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