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Improvement of the Land Footprint Methodology Through Impact Oriented Land Use Indicators – International Expert Workshop

25 June 2014

The pressure on land resources to provide biomass for food, feed, material and energy is increasing. As the products are traded globally the related environmental and social impacts elsewhere are hardly visible and regionally decoupled.

Land footprints and their impact-oriented extensions can provide a useful assessment of consumption related environmental impacts on land.

While the first area-based indicators, i.e. indicators using hectares...Read more

European Topic Center on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD)

January 2014 to December 2018
The goal of the European Environment Agency's European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD) is to collect and monitor data on biodiversity as well as issues and ecological pressures related to biodiversity. This data is used to establish the state of Europe's ecosystems to support the assessment, development, and implementation of EU policies such as the Habitats Directive. Ecologic Institute is supporting the ETC-BD with data collection and assessment on ecosystem status and mapping, policy analysis, and monitoring. Ecologic Institute is also conducting multiple assessments to contribute to the European Environment Agency's assessment reports.Read more

Pills in the Water Cycle: What we can do about it

Animated Video
What can consumers, medical staff, researchers, members of water boards and politicians do to reduce the input of pharmaceutical residues at the source? This short film illustrates how all involved stakeholders can contribute jointly to solutions.Read more

German Federal State Exchange Program "Climate Protection" - 8th Meeting

19 March 2014

Twice a year, federal and state governmental representatives meet to exchange views on the current developments in local climate protection and individual strategic projects. The 8th German Federal State Exchange Program took place on March 19th, 2014 at the Representation of Hesse in Berlin.

This meeting was focused on programs to foster local climate protection. In addition to the German Municipal...Read more

Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation – Fifth Working Group Meeting of the Municipalities

17 December 2013 to 18 December 2013

Funded by the National Climate Initiative (NKI) of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB), the fifth meeting of the scientific support working group for the municipalities taking part in the project "Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation" was held on 17 and 18 December 2013 in Kempten.

The fifth working group meeting was hosted by the City of Kempten in the...Read more

IT for Climate Protection

24 October 2013

A meta-analysis of different studies has shown that significant climate protection potentials exist in the fields of intelligent buildings, traffic optimization, production systems, and dematerialization, which can be made accessible by using IT-Solutions.

Within this context, the expert workshop "IT for Climate Protection" was held on 24 October 2014 in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear...Read more

German Federal State Exchange Program "Climate Protection" - Seventh Meeting

6 November 2013

Climate protection activities and adaptation measures face several barriers that need to be broken down to achieve local climate protection goals. In this regard, regular meetings have been held to serve as an exchange platform for current developments in local climate protection and individual strategic projects.

The 7th meeting took place on 6 November 2014 in the Ministry of Environment, Energy...Read more

Water Lives: New Scientific Horizons for Biodiversity and Water Policy

29 January 2014

As part of the Biofresh project, the Symposium "Water Lives: scientific horizons for biodiversity and water policy" took place from 29 to 30 January 2014 in Brussels. The Symposium brought together policy makers and stakeholders from the water, energy and conservation sector, NGOs, the scientific community, and selected experts to discuss challenges in the implementation of the 2020 Biodiversity strategy and the EU Water Framework Directive. Ecologic Institute was substantially involved in the programme development and Timo Kaphengst, Senior Fellow, moderated a science-policyRead more


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