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The Use of Market Incentives to Preserve Biodiversity

December 2005 to April 2006
EU Member States are increasingly using market-based instruments such as taxes, subsidies or tradable permits to conserve Biodiversity. Ecologic has been commissioned by DG Environment to analyse the current use of Market Based Instruments (MBIs) like taxes, fees and charges to protect biodiversity. Based on this, Ecologic collaborated with its project partners in preparing a report that evaluates the success and failure of these instruments and assesses their potential for wider use in different contexts in the future. The report is available for download.Read more

Review of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

October 2005

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) identifies targets for environmental performance and measures how close each country comes to these goals. Ecologic contributed to the review of data and methods for the EPI, and three experts participated in the international review meeting held on 27-28 October 2005 at the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP). The EPI 2006 has since been published.

Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and theRead more

Analysing and Developing Environmental Policies - Best Practice in Europe

May 2005 to December 2005

Better regulation, lean governance and impact assessment are generally regarded as necessary for effective and cost-efficient administration and policy making. This applies in particular to environmental policies, which are often criticised as being overly bureaucratic, thereby hampering growth and endangering competitiveness. Against this background, the European Commission, DG Environment, has commissioned a project team lead by IVM and IEEP to organise a workshop for policy makers, academic experts and consultants, in order to examine how Member States conduct the transposition andRead more

13 Years after Rio - How far are we in achieving ecological generational justice in Europe

TimeLoc
24 June 2005
Berlin
Germany

In environmental matters, modern society is living at the cost to future generations. This was the main issue discussed at the Young Leaders Congress 2005 „Ecological Generational Justice into the Constitution”, which brought together more than 50 participants from all over Europe and beyond. At the event, Ecologic Fellow Markus Knigge chaired a panel discussion with Karsten Sach, Head of the Division for International Affairs in the German Ministry for the Environment, and Manfred Bergman, Head of the Unit for Evaluation of Transport, Environment and Energy in the European Commission, on where we are in achieving ecological generational justice in Europe.Read more

Sustainability impacts of trade policies (SIA-Method)

April 2005 to October 2006

The challenge of developing robust methodologies to undertake ex ante and/or ex post sustainability assessments of trade policies remains largely unmet. In cooperation with further members of the CAT-E network Ecologic analyses and develops methodological approaches for sustainable impact assessments for specific trade areas.

cat-eIn the past most assessments of links between trade, environment and policies have focused on trade in goods or on unilateralRead more

Evaluation of the Commission's urban Cooperation Framework

August 2004 to February 2005

Together with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) London and the Institute for European Policy Prague, Ecologic is evaluating the European Co-operation Framework to promote Urban Sustainable Development. A midterm review of the co-operation framework is being undertaken. On this basis the Commission will decide on its future design.

The co-operation framework to promote Urban Sustainable Development aims to provide financial and technical support to networks of local authorities for the exchange of good practice in relation to urban sustainable development.
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European Forum for Integrated Environmental Assessment (EFIEA)

April 2002 to March 2005

The EFIEA network aims to improve the practice of Integrated Environmental Assessment in Europe, and to build bridges between science and policy. It involves institutions, individual researchers and policymakers representing a variety of disciplines and countries. Ecologic staff have contributed to several EFIEA workshops; in addition, Ecologic supports the organisation of the EFIEA final conference in Berlin.

The idea of the European Forum on Integrated Environmental Assessment (EFIEA) developed through debates at workshops and meetings initiated and held in Brussels. The EFIEA wasRead more

Techniques for Evaluation of Sustainability Assessment Tools (Sustainability A-Test)

March 2004 to August 2006

In the course of the 6th Framework Programme, Ecologic participated in the "Sustainability A-Test" project. Coordinated by our Dutch network partner IVM, 18 research institutes from 9 different countries compared different policy appraisal and evaluation tools, in order to assess the contribution of policy initiatives to a sustainable development. In this project, Ecologic focused on monetary assessment tools as well as on Sustainability Impact Assessments.

To realize progress towards the ambitions on Sustainable Development, the EU and other actorsRead more

The European Constitution

An Evaluation from an Environmental Perspective
This Ecologic Brief is a part of the project EcoFuturum "Europe's Democratic Challenge: Actively Shaping European Environmental Policy". It is part of a series of contributions to the European consitutional debates, and Ecologic thus continues its tradition of work on "Greening the Treaties".Read more

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