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Offsets Quality Criteria Currently Used by Airlines

May 2016 to July 2016
Given that airlines will need to offset their greenhouse gas emissions via a market-based mechanism recently decided by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), this report evaluates the current carbon offsetting programs of major airlines. These are mainly voluntary, offered to airlines' customers. The structure of such programs, as well as the types of offsets offered, give an indication of airlines' existing involvement with offset projects and carbon markets ahead of that involvement becoming mandatory.Read more

Statement on the Fourth Monitoring Report of the Federal German Government for 2014

Expert Commission on the "Energy of the Future" Monitoring Process
In November 2015, the joint statement of the Expert Commission on the "Energy of the Future" Monitoring Process was published. Ecologic Institute provides scientific support to the work of the Expert Commission with a focus on the key topics that Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing and the Expert Commission selected for their joint statement. The English summary of the report is available for download.Read more

Ecovillages as Change Agents of Societal Transformation

Exploring a framework to assess their transformative impact
Ecovillages are change agents as models of sustainable lifestyles implementing structural change and intending a political statement. They are intentional communities with larger settlement structures designed and owned by their inhabitants, oriented to live within ecological boundaries and fulfill their socio-cultural needs of community, autonomy, participation and personal development. This thesis explores a framework that allows assessing their impact on changes to the interlinked elements of the established regime, centering change agents as complex socio-ecological systems and diagnosing barriers and opportunities to overcome the (re)production of unsustainble practices. To approach the complexity of transformation and ecovillages, concepts on multiple levels of change (GEELS 2011), complex socio-ecological systems (OSTROM 2006, POTEETE et al. 2010) and practices-as-entities (SHOVE et al. 2012) are used. It is explored how to integrate the change agent’s valued stable practices that formed institutions (rules, norms, forms of organisation). The transformative impact of a change agent is conceptualised as a process of diffusion (SCHOT et al. 2008) of its innovative socio-ecological (ZAPF 1989, CAULIER-GRICE et al. 2012) practices and institutions. Finally, the case of Ökodorf Sieben Linden is analysed in a mixed-method approach to show the explanatory potential of the developed framework.Read more

multEE – Facilitating Multi-level Governance for Energy Efficiency

The multEE internet platform
The multEE website provides valuable information on how to improve the consistency and quality of energy efficiency policy planning and implementation in the European Union (EU) and beyond. Project reports, policy briefs, events and relevant news are regularly featured and promoted on the multEE website.Read more

First NaWiKo Exchange and Networking Conference

TimeLoc
16 March 2016 to 18 March 2016
Groß Dölln, Templin
Germany
In the project "Scientific coordination of research projects on a sustainable economy" (Wissenschaftliche Koordination der Fördermaßnahme Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften, NaWiKo) Ecologic Institute and its partners coordinate 30 research projects, which deal with a more sustainable economy and are supported by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF).Read more

Evaluating 15 Years of Transport and Environmental Policy Integration

TERM 2015: Transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe
Since 2000 the Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) has monitored the progress of the integration of environmental objectives into transport policy in the EU. The TERM 2015 report investigates key developments in the transport sector with regards to environment, identifying what has improved and what has been a barrier to the sector's environmental performance. Ecologic Institute contributed to the TERM 2015 report with a chapter on transport and biodiversity. The full report is available for download.Read more

Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Europe 2020 Strategy

November 2015 to November 2018

Sustainable development is an established long-term objective of the EU. The European Commission (Eurostat) regularly tracks the progress of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy and the Europe 2020 Strategy by using sustainable development indicators (SDIs). In a consortium with the Vienna University of Economics and Business, INFRAS and the Haymarket Media Group, Ecologic Institute has been drafting the monitoring reports for the strategies since 2008.Read more

Service to the Commission on its Beyond GDP Initiative

November 2015 to November 2017
The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and Ecologic Institute are expanding the Beyond GDP website. The IEEP takes care of managing new content as well as the design of the newsletter. The Ecologic Institute is responsible for the graphical and technical development of the Beyond GDP website and is responsible for incorporating the content changes into the code base and sending the updates.Read more

Weiterentwicklung von Material- und Rohstoffinputindikatoren

Methodendiskussion und Ansätze für widerspruchsfreie Datensätze
Measuring and monitoring as well as communicating on progress in the context of European and national resource policy (in particular ProgRess) requires comprehensive and robust material input and consumption indicators. Several different methods have already been developed that quantify direct and indirect (material extractions in export countries needed to produce imported goods) material flows. However, the different methods used for and the data basis underlying the indicator calculations lack harmonization, which renders the calculation results less comparable and less robust. The report is available for download.Read more

Developing and Evaluating Appropriate Indicators for Monitoring Waste Prevention Measures

July 2015 to December 2017
In order to foster waste prevention, article 29 of the European Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EG requires Member States to lay down national waste prevention programmes, specifying appropriate benchmarks for waste prevention measures. It enables Member States to make use of concrete quantitative and qualitative indicators (see also § 33 III 4 KrWG). In July 2013, the federal government adopted a national waste prevention programme. The government is now tasked to monitor the programme's implementation.Read more

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