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Inventory of River Restoration Measures: Effects, Costs, and Benefits

The deliverable 'Inventory of River Restoration Measures: Effects, Costs, and Benefits' was published in January 2014 as part of the FP7 REFORM project. Scientists at Ecologic Institute led the work in collaboration with several European partners, including economists and ecologists. The information in the deliverable will help river basin managers by providing examples of how representative data on the costs and benefits of river restoration can be gathered and analysed to support the drafting of programmes of measures for the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. The deliverable is available for download.Read more

RADOST Final Conference

1 April 2014 to 2 April 2014

The RADOST project ("Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast") has intensely dealt with climate change, its consequences, and adaptation possibilities for the Baltic Sea coast over the last four and a half years. The final conference took place in the Rostock City Hall from 1 to 2 April 2014, before the project ends this year.

During the conference,...Read more

Master Plan 100% Climate Protection - Fourth Workshop of Municipalities

2 September 2013 to 3 September 2013

Supported by the National Climate Protection Initiative (NKI) of the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Protection, and Reactor Safety (BMU), the fourth workshop for the scientific monitoring of the municipalities within the project "Master Plan 100% Climate Protection" took place on 2 and 3 September 2013 in Göttingen.

The 19 master plan municipalities have set particularly ambitious climate protection goals for...Read more

Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation - Second Working Group Meeting of the Municipalities

7 February 2013 to 8 February 2013

Funded by the National Climate Initiative (NKI in German) of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), the second working meeting of the scientific support for the municipalities in the project "Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation" was held on 7 and 8 February 2013 in Hanover.

The 19 "Master Plan Municipalities" commit to particularly ambitious climate protection targets, such as the...Read more

4th Workshop on Fish Protection and Downstream Migration – Goals, Measures and Functional Evaluations

21 January 2014 to 22 January 2014

In this workshop, the goals for fish conservation in Germany, evaluations of downstream fish migration at hydropower facilities, as well as evaluations of fish passes for upstream and  downstream migration were discussed. Of particular interest were the questions which water management, nature conservation, or fisheries goals are established for fish protection, which measures show promise to help meet these goals,...Read more

The Social Dimension of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

This UNEP policy brief seeks to address and raise awareness of the social dimension of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to climate change, laying particular emphasis on the social impacts of EbA on the global, national, regional and local levels as well as on social considerations in designing and implementing EbA. The authors highlight appropriate methods and measures and provide policy recommendations to facilitate successful EbA implementation and therewith the delivery of expected benefits for local communities. The policy brief is available for download.Read more

European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime - An EU Research Project

12 November 2013

On 12 November 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime" (EFFACE) during a seminar on environmental crime at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Ecologic Institute is the coordinator of the EFFACE project. The presentation slides are available for download.

The seminar on "Environmental Crime and the World" was held at on 11/12 November 2013. The seminar brought together researchers, mainly criminologistsRead 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

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

Impact Assessment of EU Environmental Inspections

February 2013 to August 2013

Many EU Directives are not sufficiently enforced in the member states and the EU commission considers the strengthening of its role in Environmental inspections.  The project assesses the impacts of such a policy and analyses the different options to strengthen the role of the EU commission in environmental inspections.

The assessment focuses on three policy areas (water, nature conservation and trade with endangered species) and on five member states (Poland, Sweden, UK, Germany and Spain).Read more


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