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The Ecologic Institute EU is a think tank for applied environmental research, policy analysis and consultancy. Ecologic is dedicated to bringing fresh ideas to environmental policy and sustainable development. The institute places primary emphasis on generating real-world results. It covers the entire spectrum of environmental issues, including the integration of environmental concerns into other policy fields. The Ecologic Institute in Berlin was founded in 1995 and serves as the Ecologic head office. The Ecologic Institute in Brussels was established in 2001.

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Early Ratification of the Paris Agreement by the EU

Legal implications
As the EU considers early ratification of the Paris Agreement, the paper explains the related key legal questions if the EU wants to ratify without its internal burden sharing in place and without all Member States ratifying as well. The paper is available for download.Read more

Commission Proposal for an Effort Sharing Regulation: Comments

On 20 July 2016 the European Commission published its legislative proposal for an Effort Sharing Regulation. A paper from Ecologic Institute provides comments on the Commission's proposal. The comments are available for download.Read more

Ocean Sustainability: From Data to Decisions

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6 September 2016
Potsdam
Germany
Speaker
Ecologic Institute and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) co-hosted a talk with Dr. Rick Spinrad, Chief Scientist at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). An internationally recognized scientist and executive with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Spinrad was invited to Germany on behalf of the US Embassy to share insights on the topic of oceans and sustainability. The event was moderated by R. Andreas Kraemer, Founding Director of Ecologic Institute.Read more

Financing River Basin Management in South America: An Overview of Charges and other Economic Policy Instruments

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31 August 2016
1 September 2016
Piura and Sullana (Peru), Zapotillo and Catamayo
Ecuador
From 31 August to 3 September 2016, Ecologic Institute's Rodrigo Vidaurre participated in a series of events on water management in the Chira-Catamayo basin, a transboundary river basin straddling the border between Peru and Ecuador. The presentation slides (in Spanish) are available for download below.Read more

Bewertende Vergleiche der Wasserversorgungsstrukturen in Europa

Wasserversorgung, Leistungsvergleich, Benchmarking, IWA, ISO, Niederlande, Schweden, Großbritannien, Nachhaltigkeit
Kraemer, R. Andreas, Wenke Hansen and Eduard Interwies 2002: "Bewertende Vergleiche der Wasserversorgungsstrukturen in Europa. Wasserversorgung, Leistungsvergleich, Benchmarking, IWA, ISO, Niederlande, Schweden, Großbritannien, Nachhaltigkeit". gwf Wasser/Abwasser, Vol. 143, No. 13, 15-20.Read more

Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Wassermengenbewirtschaftung in Europa

Kraemer, R. Andreas 2001: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Wassermengenbewirtschaftung in Europa. in: Bruha, Thomas; Hans-Joachim Koch (eds.): Integrierte Gewässerpolitik in Europa. Gewässerschutz, Wassernutzung, Lebensraumschutz. [Forum Umweltrecht] Baden-Baden, 261-275 Read more

Institutional Change and Governance in the European Union

The Case of Biotechnology Regulation
Homeyer, Ingmar von 2002: Institutional Change and Governance in the European Union: The Case of Biotechnology Regulation. Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence.Read more
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Die Osterweiterung der Europäischen Union als Herausforderung für die Umweltpolitik

Ingmar von Homeyer and Alexander Carius 2000: "Die Osterweiterung der Europäischen Union als Herausforderung für die Umweltpolitik." Zeitschrift für Umweltpolitik & Umweltrecht : ZfU ; Beiträge zur rechts-, wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Umweltforschung, Jg. 2000, Nr. 3, 337-368Read more
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Amsterdam Flexibility: Green Cooperation for Europe's Environment

Bär, Stefani; Ingmar von Homeyer and R. Andreas Kraemer 2001: "Amsterdam Flexibility: Green Cooperation for Europe's Environment." Review of European Community & International Environmental Law, 9: 307–314. doi:10.1111/1467-9388.t01-1-00279Read more
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Barriers and Success Factors to Ecosystem-based Adaptation within a German Context

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17 August 2016
Bonn
Germany
On 17 August 2016, McKenna Davis, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, held a presentation on "Barriers and Success Factors for cooperation under Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA)" for the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Bonn. The results presented came from a study commissioned by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). Both the presentation and original study are available for download.Read more

Der Sevilla-Prozess: Motor für Umweltschutz in der Industrie

Europäische Konferenz zur Erarbeitung von Merkblättern zu den Besten Verfügbaren Techniken (BVT) im Rahmen der IVU-Richtlinie
Umweltbundesamt and Ecologic Institut (Hrsg.) 2000: Der Sevilla-Prozess: Motor für Umweltschutz in der Industrie. Europäische Konferenz zur Erarbeitung von Merkblättern zu den Besten Verfügbaren Techniken (BVT) im Rahmen der IVU-Richtlinie, 6.-7. April 2000 - Conference Proceedings, Berlin.Read more

Tradeable Permits in Water Resource Management and Water Pollution Control

Kraemer, R. Andreas and Kai M. Banholzer 1999: "Tradeable Permits in Water Resource Management and Water Pollution Control", in: OECD (Hg.): Implementing Domestic Tradable Permitsfor Environmental Protection. Paris: OECD, 75-107.Read more

Post Carbon Cities of Tomorrow – Making Together a Long Term Vision a Reality

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21 October 2016
Brussels
Belgium
The final conference of the project "Post-carbon cities of tomorrow" (POCACITO) led by Ecologic Institute, will take place on Friday, 21 October 2016 in Brussels. At the interactive conference we will present our experience in developing long-term strategies with stake-holders through visioning and backcasting workshops and other results of the project, such as a high level document or 'roadmap' to achieve livable post-carbon cities by 2050. Registration is now open!Read more

Multi-level Governance and Partnership Practices in Development and Implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP)

In this study, Ecologic Institute researched – together with ICLEI and the Austrian Environmental Agency – how cities and regions that have signed the Covenant of Mayors went through the process of creating and implementing their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs). The case studies provide an overview of the multi-level governance activities of Hanover, the Region of Barcelona and the Region of Emilia Romagna. For the case studies pertaining to sustainable financing, the city of Bath, the Region of Sardegna and the city of Namyslow were picked. The study is available for download.Read more

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