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Expert Discussion on the Initiative "100% Climate Protection for Retailers"

TimeLoc
11 December 2012
Berlin
Germany

An expert discussion took place on the premises of Ecologic Institute on 11 December 2012 regarding the possible support of an initiative entitled "100% Climate Protection for Retailers." The support would help retailers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from sales venues, production locations, and logistics.

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Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation – First Workgroup Meeting for Scientific Support

TimeLoc
10 December 2012
Berlin
Germany

The first meeting of the working group for scientific support of the Master Plan for 100% climate protection – part of the "Strategic development of the National Climate Initiative (NCI)" project – was held in Berlin on 10 December 2012. The meeting allowed the participants to not only get to know each other but also provided them with the oppurtunitiy...Read more

Different Options for Communicating Environmental Information for Products

Final Report
Information on the environmental characteristics of products, such as on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused during their production or their energy efficiency, are essential in order to allow consumers to make informed choices on which products to buy. This study investigated different design options for product-related environmental information addressed at consumers.Read more

Options for Communicating Environmental Information on Products

September 2011 to February 2012

Information on the environmental characteristics of products, such as on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused during their production or their energy efficiency, are essential in order to allow consumers to make informed choices about which products to buy. This project investigated different design options for product-related environmental information addressed at consumers. Ecologic Institute contributed, in particular, an analysis of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) requirements for legal rules on environmental labels. The study is available for download.

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Zwei Schritte vor, einer zurück

Der Rebound-Effekt schränkt die Wirkung von Effizienzprogrammen ein
An European study shows that the rebound effect repeal energy and resource savings between 10 and 30 percent. Therefore, the adverse effect should already taken into account when designing policy instruments to improve efficiency. If the measures are combined skillfully, the rebound effect can be decreased. The results of the project conducted by BIO Intelligence Service, GVSS, and Ecologic Institute are summarized in the journal articel. The article is available for download.Read more

Co-ops in the Clouds: Marketing Mountain Foods

Small-scale producers working in Europe's mountain regions create some truly unique and incredible products. However, they often face problems in marketing, distributing, and selling their products. This animated video, produced by Ecologic Institute as part of the mountain.TRIP project, introduces ideas and approaches for solving them. Yes, it takes hard work and careful planning, but the potential of mountain products really is enormous.

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IN-STREAM and OPEN: EU Workshop – Sustainability Indicators for Policy Making

Report on the Workshop of 8-9 February 2011
Stoessel, Susanah; Samuela Bassi; Leonardo Mazza et. al. 2011: IN-STREAM and OPEN: EU Workshop – Sustainability Indicators for Policy Making. Report on the Workshop of 8-9 February 2011. Ecologic Institute/IEEP: Berlin/London/Brussels.Read more

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