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Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

The challenge of climate change - partnering with nature
Climate change is a global phenomenon that poses risks to sectors across society and the economy. Nature-based approaches can offer sustainable solutions to cope with climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges. The brochure "Nature-based approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation", developed by Ecologic Institute on behalf of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), introduces the opportunities, challenges, and success factors of nature-based solutions and presents good practice examples. The brochure is available for download.Read more

Taking into Account Opportunity Costs when Assessing Costs of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Action

The study addresses the following aspects 1. Identification of the types of costs associated with biodiversity policy in the EU: both direct and indirect as well as opportunity costs. 2. A review of the available literature to find any gaps in the cost analysis – such as the opportunity costs of conversion to other uses – and to assess the extent of these gaps. 3. An estimate of the total economic costs of biodiversity policy (including opportunity costs) in the EU. 4. Information on how to systematically fill any such gap in the future and on the methodologies that can be used to comprehensively address all types of economic costs.Read more

Green Infrastructure as a Bridging Concept Between Biodiversity Protection and the Green Economy

13 August 2014
Under the title "Wellbeing and Equity within planetary boundaries" the biannual conference of the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE) took place in Reykjavik (Iceland) from 13 until 15 August 2014. Timo Kaphengst from Ecologic Institute presented a paper on "Green Infrastructure as a bridging concept between biodiversity protection and the green economy". In total, Ecologic Institute contributed three official inputs to the ISEE conference. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more

Information Collection and Impact Assessment of Possible Requirements for Environmental Inspections

in the area of EU legislation on water, nature protection and trade in certain environmentally sensitive goods
The objectives of the report were to provide information on how inspections are currently being undertaken for selected Member States in the policy areas of water, nature protection and CITES so as to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, combined with information from other studies, the study developed options that could be taken forward at EU level to strengthen inspection and control and it assessed the impacts of those options. Read more

Jahrbuch Ökologie 2015: Re-Naturierung

Gesellschaft im Einklang mit der Natur
The Yearbook Ecology 2015 was published at the end of August 2014. This issue's focus is on re-naturation: society in harmony with nature, which is examined from economic, social, technical and ecological points of view. Ecologic Institute is one of the institutes supporting this yearbook and contributed three articles in the 2015 edition.Read more

5th Workshop on Fish Protection and Downstream Fish Migration - Core Messages in Practice

23 September 2014 to 24 September 2014

The event was the fifth workshop in a series on the topic of fish protection and downstream migration financed by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and organised by Ecologic Institute.

The workshop focused on the exchange of experiences with implemented measures and information about ongoing or planned research projects on the subject of fish protection and downstream fish migration. The workshop...Read more

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

23 June 2014

Funded by the National Climate Initiative (NKI) of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB), the sixth 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 14 and 15 May 2014 at the seaside resort of Warnemünde.

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

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


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