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Ecologic Institute EU

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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Sustainable Development in the European Union – 2016

A Statistical Glance from the Viewpoint of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Kotzeva, Mariana et al. (ed.) 2016: Sustainable Development in the European Union. A Statistical Glance from the Viewpoint of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. [eurostat Statistical books 2016 edition]. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.Read more

European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime – Roll-ups

To support dissemination activities of the project "European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime" (EFFACE), Ecologic Institute developed two roll-up banners to be used during project events. They are designed according to the project visual style and contain basic introductory information about the project, link to the website and illustratory photography. Text information on both banner is the same, and they differ in the used photography. On one banner a photography of famous artist Peter Beards was used, as a part of a cooperation between him and Ecologic Institute. Photos on the second banner illustrate a range of environmental crime, which is a main focus of the project.Read more

How Can We Measure Progress Towards the Green Economy?

NetGreen Project Flyer
As part of the visual identity for the project "NETwork for GREEN Economy Indicators" (NETGREEN), Ecologic Institute designed a promotional flyer in small postcard format. The flyer summarize general objectives and aims of the projects, is styled according to the project style-guides and contain besides an project information also a list of partners, contact and an QR-code directing to the project website. Flyers are distributed during project events.Read more

An EU Research Project on Environmental Crime

EFFACE Project Flyer
To support dissemination activities of the EFFACE project, Ecologic Institute developed a standard 2-fold flyer, containing relevant general information about the project - its theme, focus, aims, activities, list of partners and contact information. Flyer is styled according to the project visual style and it is distributed during project events and internal events of Ecologic Institute.Read more

European Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow – Flyer

POCACITO Project Flyer
As part of the visual identity for project "Post-Carbon Cities in Europe: A Long-Term Outlook" (POCACITO), Ecologic Institute designed a promotional flyer in small postcard format. The flyer summarize general objectives and aims of the projects, is styled according to the project style-guides and contains besides an project information also a list of partners, contact and an QR-code directing to the project website. Flyers are distributed during project events.Read more

Models, Potential and Long-term Scenarios for Resource Efficiency – Flyer

SimRess Project Flyer
As part of the project "Models, Potentials and Long-Term Scenarios for Resource Efficiency" (SimRess), Ecologic Institute developed a promotional flyer based on visual style and template of the Federal Environment Agency. Flyer contains relevant general information about the project – its theme, focus, aims, activities, list of partners and contact information, as well as a simple graph built also by Ecologic Institute.Read more

Mainstreaming Climate Change Into Rural Development Policy – Brochure

The aim of the brochure is to introduce and describe the project "Mainstreaming climate change in rural development policy". It presents goals of the project, its background, tasks and structure, as well as the methodology, used measures and indicators. The layout of the brochure is based on visual style European Commission DG Climate Action.Read more

Mainstreaming Climate Change Into Rural Development Policy – Flyer

The flyer helps to promote and disseminate the study report developed by Ecologic Institute in the project "Mainstreaming climate change in rural development policy post 2013". It is based on visual style European Commission DG Climate Action. The flyer contains relevant general information about the project and the report – its theme, focus, aims, activities, list of partners and contact information, as well as a simple graph built also by Ecologic Institute.Read more

Compilation of Best Practice Examples and Experiences of Adaptation Plans

Davis, M; Rouillard, J; Lukat, E; Stein, U; Tröltzsch, J; Vidaurre, R. (2014). Compilation of best practice examples and experiences of adaptation plans. Deliverable D4.1, BeWater, FP7 project no. 612385 -SIS.2013.1.2-1 European Commission, 67 pp.Read more

International Governance for Environmentally Sound Supply of Raw Materials (InGoRo)

August 2016 to March 2019
Resource extraction has often significant impacts on the environment. Ecologic Institute analyses for the German Federal Environment Agency governance instruments which can foster, establish and enforce global standards for environmentally sound raw material extraction. The project assesses international treaties, international customary law and non-binding international instruments, as well as European and national instruments with extraterritorial effect. Based on this assessment, Ecologic Institute develops recommendations how existing instruments could be improved or new approaches could be developed. The study covers abiotic raw materials (metals and ore, other minerals and fossil raw materials) and their extraction, treatment, transport and processing.Read more

Ecologic Institute at the 40th Cairo Climate Talks in Egypt

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31 May 2016 to 1 June 2016
Cairo
Egypt
The 40th Cairo Climate Talks, titled "Putting Paris into Effect: Climate Change Action in Africa" brought together decision-makers as well as representatives from business, academia and civil society. Ecologic Institute's Lena Donat provided the European perspective on the outcome of the Paris climate summit and the future negotiation process.Read more

Climate and Energy – a critical dialogue series on current issues

July 2016 to June 2017
Ecologic Institute is conducting a series of five Dinner Dialogues, titled "Climate and energy – a critical dialogue series on current issues". The dialogues aim at promoting the debate in Germany on climate protection and sustainable energy, as well as at strengthening networks among actors.Read more

Assessment System for Civil Society Initiatives to Measure Sustainability and Transformative Potential

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13 September 2016
Berlin
Germany
On 13 September 2016, the expert workshop "Discussion of an assessment system for civil society initiatives to measure sustainability and transformative potential" took place in Berlin. At the workshop, about 30 participants from science, policy, foundations, and sustainability initiatives discussed the first draft of a criteria catalogue for measuring and presenting the societal benefit of niche sustainability initiatives, especially their sustainability and transformative potential. Stephanie Wunder, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented the assessment system. In the workshop, the application of the criteria catalogue to two case studies was also presented. The criteria for estimating the sustainability potential, the transformative potential, the organizational capacity for action, and the scalability of the initiatives were developed from 13 political and scientific assessment systems and from transition literature.Read more

Environmental Issues in EU Impact Assessments – Any lessons to be learned for Germany?

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26 October 2016
Brussels
Belgium
Impact Assessment is an essential process in the world of policy-making. At the EU level, it is a requirement for every new policy project. UBA led a study to analyze the consideration for environmental impacts in these studies and whether there were lessons to learn for Germany. Ecologic Institute collaborated with Zurich-based INFRAS to scrutinize a sample of IAs published by the European Commission and analyze emerging trends. UBA and the consulting team then organized a workshop in Brussels to discuss their findings with representants of European Institutions (DG Environment, European Policy Research Service, Joint Research Center, etc.) and international IA experts. The presentation slides by Ecologic Institute and INFRAS are available for download.Read more

Soils2Sea: Reducing Nutrient Loadings into the Baltic Sea

The documentary film "Soils2Sea: Reducing nutrient loadings into the Baltic Sea" illustrates the societal story of implementing the EU's nitrate directive at regional realities in the EU member states, and in particularly in the Kocinka catchment area in south central Poland. The movie was developed and produced by Dr. Grit Martinez (Ecologic Institute) and Anne Berrini (berrini films) with support from Dr. Przemysław Wachniew (AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow) and is available via Ecologic Institute's YouTube channel.Read more

Optionen zur Weiterentwicklung von Anpassungsstrategien

This November, the latest climate report for Germany, titled "Climate Change in Germany: Development, Consequences, Risks and Perspectives", was published. For the first time, climate change in Germany has been assessed from an interdisciplinary and comprehensive perspective, taking all societal issues and sectors into account. The 126 authors covered issues such as already-observed and prospective changes, weather calamities and their consequences, risks for the future and options for the advancement of adaptation strategies. Dr. Grit Martinez of Ecologic Institute is co-author of the report's chapter on story line options for a transformative climate adaptive society in Germany. The climate report is available for download.Read more

Kick-off Meeting CIRCULAR IMPACT

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27 October 2016
Brussels
Belgium
Circular Economy promises a lower resource and energy use, new employment sector and economic growth. However, can an European circular economy fulfil these expectations and what environmental, social and economic impact a transition to such an economy bear? The project CIRCULAR IMPACT will answer these questions by collecting and assessing the existent knowledge base. On 27 October 2016, Lucas Porsch from Ecologic Institute presented the goals of the project. The slides are available for download.Read more
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DEMEAU Newsletter

The water and wastewater sectors face tremendous challenges to assure safe, cost-effective, and sustainable water supply and sanitation services. Detecting and treating emerging pollutants has become a critical need in these sectors. Innovative technologies could hold the key to solving these challenges. To support the market penetration and broader application of innovative methods and technologies in the water and wastewater sectors, DEMEAU cooperates with relevant policy makers, regulators, and standardisation bodies as well as with technology producers and users on the national and EU level. The DEMEAU newsletter delivers insights and shares developments within the DEMEAU FP7 project.Read more

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