In difficult economic times, the impact of policy proposals on economic competitiveness need to be considered. Nevertheless it is crucial not to lose sight of the needed long-term transformation of the European economy when doing so. The EU commission has introduced a methodology for the competitiveness proofing of its policy. Ecologic has been asked to assess whether the methodology takes into account the desired transformation of the EU economy.
The assessment benchmarked the obligatory methodology for the competitiveness proofing with existing EU targets (EU 2020 targets andRead more
Transitioning the existing economic system in Europe to a green economy in the long term requires making existing knowledge and best practice available to a wider community. The GreenEcoNet project will be initiating a web platform for SMEs to find relevant information, to identify potential partner networks and to receive potential solutions enabling them to proceed towards a green economy. Furthermore, the project aims to gather and generate knowledge support to policy making in order to facilitate enabling conditions for effectively fostering a green economy.
The unsustainableRead more
On 21 May 2013, the 2013 Report "Indicators For A Sustainable San Mateo County" - which has been coordinated by Ecologic Institute - was published amidst more than 80 representatives of city, town and county governments, nonprofits, interested residents and journalists. The launch took place at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Redwood City and attendees not only enjoyed presentations by Adrienne Etherton (SSMC) and Tanja Srebotnjak (Ecologic Institute) but also an interesting panel discussion on the 2013 key indicator Income Inequality.
From SeptemberRead more