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Towards Effective Stakeholder Engagement in a Bio-based and Circular Economy

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29 March 2017
Brussels
Belgium

The aim of the conference is to present the results of the stakeholder engagement activities in BioSTEP and its value to the current policy discussions on the bioeconomy and the circular economy. BioSTEP has analysed in three policy workshops the participation processes that are necessary to build and strengthen the new value chains of the bioeconomy. The policy workshops discussed how bioeconomy strategies can be developed in a participatory way, ensuring that the change of economic value chains, necessary for a transition to a bioeconomy, is understood and supported by all stakeholders.Read more

Cost and Benefits for Germany of a European Soil Framework Directive

October 2012 to December 2016
There is still no specific soil protection law at EU level. In 2014 the European Commission withdrew its 2006 proposal for a soil protection directive, after two unofficial compromise proposals of 2010 and 2011 failed to secure an agreement. The project analyses and compares the three proposals, because they represent the course and state of play of the political debate and could play a role in the event of new political initiatives. A legal analysis shows commonalities and differences between the soil protection requirements of the proposals and German soil protection law. The study also examines the potential cost for the Federal and State level to gather the necessary data if there was an obligation to identify and determine risk areas according to certain criteria. The project also analyses to what extent EU laws and instruments regulate or have an impact on soil protection, and provides an assessment if and how soil protection standards could be incorporated or added.Read more

Supporting the Climate Sustainability Working Group under the German G20 Presidency

November 2016 to December 2016

The Ecologic Institute supports the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) in their preparations for the newly established G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group.Read more

The German Climate Action Programme 2020 and the Climate Plan 2050

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31 October 2016
Berlin
Germany
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On 31 October 2016, Ecologic Institute hosted a Dinner Dialoge on the German Climate Action Programme 2020 and the Climate Plan 2050 featuring guest speakers  Dr. Karsten Sach, BMUB, Dr. Hermann Hüwels, DIHK, and Regine Günther, WWF.  Franzjosef Schafhausen moderated the discussion. The 21 participants discussed which criteria a 2050 climate strategy would need to fulfil, and how this strategy could foster the required transformation towards a low-carbon economy.Read more

Methods for the Valuation of the Environmental Burden of Disease

December 2016 to April 2019

The valuation of damages and risks for the human health caused by environmental pressures is a methodological challenge, as there are no market prices for most of those damages and risks. But a number of ecoomic methods have been developed to estimate and value those risks and damages.Read more

ELEEP Interview with Edith Bayer (RAP) on "Efficiency First"

On 6 January 2017 ELEEP released a new podcast episode featuring a conversation with Edith Bayer (Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project) on "Efficiency First", the organizing principle that prioritizes energy efficiency and demand response investments whenever they would cost less or deliver more than building new supply or grid infrastructure.Read more

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Robust Review and Ratcheting Up Targets – EU Climate Policies after 2020

The Paris Agreement states that Parties will scale up their commitments with every nationally determined contribution. A new Ecologic paper shows how EU legislation can help implement these requirements. The paper is available for download.Read more

Soils2Sea: Future Governance Approaches for Reducing Excess Nutrients at Local Farm Scale

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15 November 2016 to 16 November 2016
Jordberga
Sweden
The second BONUS Soils2Sea workshop in the Swedish case study region brought together project partners from BONUS Soils2Sea, as well as an engaged group of Polish and Swedish farmers, representatives from the community Mykanow, a representative from a fishing association, the Länsstyrelsen Skåne (The County Administrative Board Skåne), and Havs- och vattenmyndigheten (Swedish Marine and Water Authority). Highlights of the workshop were a film screening of a Soils2Sea documentary recently shot in Poland, presentations on the Tullstorp river restoration project, and a world cafe stakeholder discussion on different governance scenarios to regulate nutrients. The workshop was followed by a field trip to the Tullstorp river, where the different restoration measures and the recently created wetlands could be experienced hands-on.Read more

Transatlantic Perspectives on Integrating Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in Cities

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18 November 2016
Marrakech
Morocco
On 18 November 2016, the ELEEP Network and the POCACITO project hosted an official COP 22 side event in Marrakech on the topic "Transatlantic Perspectives on Integrating Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in Cities".Read more

A Bioeconomy Strategy for Austria: The Role of Civil Society – BioSTEP Policy Workshop

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20 January 2017
Graz
Austria
The Austrian government is currently in the process of developing a strategy for research, technology and innovation to support the emerging bioeconomy. Following this process, the development of a broader strategy is envisaged that comprises further policy domains and sectors. Against this background, the questions arise regarding what role civil society organisations should play in this process and how they can contribute to shaping the further development of the Austrian bioeconomy.Read more

Statement on the Fifth Monitoring Report of the Federal German Government for 2015

Expert Commission on the "Energy of the Future" Monitoring Process
In December 2016, the joint statement of the Expert Commission on the "Energy of the Future" Monitoring Process was published. Ecologic Institute provides scientific support to the work of the Expert Commission with a focus on the key topics that Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing and the Expert Commission selected for their joint statement. The joint statement is available for download.Read more

Consumer Rights in International Trade Agreements and How They Can be Enforced

September 2016 to December 2016
International trade agreements can have an impact on consumers in different ways. On the one hand, they can lead to more or cheaper products to become available for consumers. On the other hand, these agreements contain rules for political and legal meaures that the parties to an agreement may adopt; this can limit the scope for regulation in favour of consumers. How trade agreements are designed is therefore important for consumers. In this project, Ecologic Institute compiles a study for the Federation of German Consumer Organisations, analysing how consumer rights are addressed in international trade agreements and how they can be enforced by consumer organisations.Read more

EU ETS Auctioning Revenues Scoreboard

Ecologic Institute developed an easy-to-use web tool that displays ETS auctioning revenue data for the EU Member States since the beginning of the third trading period in 2013. The intuitive and navigable web interface allows the user to visualize and compare revenues by country and year using one or more graphical representations. The tool incorporates multiple indicators including type of use, share used in/outside the EU, actions in/outside the EU and channels used to support developing countries.Read more

Smart Cash for the Climate: Maximising Auctioning Revenues from the EU Emissions Trading System – Summary

Summary Report
Member States earned close to EUR 12 billion from auctioning in the EU Emissions Trading from 2013 to 2015 with over 80% of the money so far spent on climate action – most of it in the EU. The funding mainly went to renewables, efficiency and cross-cutting programmes. The national reports on the use of auctioning revenues, however, contain mistakes while there seems to be no frequent quality review at present. The summary report is available for download.Read more

Smart Cash for the Climate: Maximising Auctioning Revenues from the EU Emissions Trading System

An analysis of current reporting by Member States and options for improvement

Member States earned close to EUR 12 billion from auctioning in the EU Emissions Trading from 2013 to 2015 with over 80% of the money so far spent on climate action – most of it in the EU. The funding mainly went to renewables, efficiency and cross-cutting programmes. The national reports on the use of auctioning revenues, however, contain mistakes while there seems to be no frequent quality review at present.

The revenues from auctioning were lower than anticipated due to structural surplus that has depressed the carbon price and reduced auction revenue. The new proposal for...Read more

Facilitating Multi-level Governance for Energy Efficiency – multEE Flyer

The multEE flyer illustrates the main project outline, objectives and modules. An overview of the project cycle is illustrated, together with details of the partner countries and the Consortium implementing the project.Read more

The Economic Appraisal of Adaptation Investments under Uncertainties

Policy Recommendations, Lessons Learnt and Guidance
Scussolini, Paolo; Onno Kuik; Jeroen Aerts et. al. (2016). The Economic Appraisal of Adaptation Investments under Uncertainties: Policy Recommendations, Lessons Learnt and Guidance. ECONADAPT Deliverable 6.4.Read more

Implementation of Circular Economy Business Models by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): Barriers and Enablers

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the economy and a key player to steer our economy towards a more circular model. However, their small size means that they face unique challenges on the path to closing loops and improving resource efficiency. In an article published in the peer-reviewed journal Sustainability, under lead authorship by Vasileios Rizos from CEPS, Terri Kafyeke, Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers, and other members of the GreenEcoNet project consortium explore barriers and opportunities faced by SMEs trying to become greener.Read more

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