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Requirements Governing the Use of Mineral Secondary Building Materials and the Use of Mineral Waste as Filling Material

20 May 2008 to 21 May 2008
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment is currently working on legally binding requirements concerning the use of mineral waste in construction and in soil. A first draft of an Ordinance laying down requirements on the use of mineral secondary construction material in technical buildings (ErsatzbaustoffV) amending the Federal Soil Protection Ordinance (BBodSchV) was completed on 13 November 2007. This workshop taking place in Dessau on 20-21 May 2008 was dedicated to assessing the impacts of the Ordinance and thereby complemented consultations with the Bundesländer, stakeholders and other Ministries. Read more

Environmental and Material Flow Cost Accounting

Principles and Procedures
In "Environmental and Material Flow Costs Accounting", Christine M. Jasch, Ecologic Partner and Director of the Institute for Environmental Management and Economics (IÖW) in Vienna, explains and updates the approach developed for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/UNDESA) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). The book also includes several case studies and recent developments regarding Environmental and Material Flow Cost Accounting (EMA and MFCA) in national statistics and ISO standardization. Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Tool to Promote Sustainable Management Practices in Europe and the United States

18 January 2008
Molly HallAt a Transatlantic Luncheon on 18 January 2008, Molly Hall introduced key aspects of sustainability management practices of two US and two EU companies that are recognised leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Drawing on the history of CSR as it developed on both sides of the Atlantic, she highlighted differences in their respective approaches. Molly Hall teaches environmental law at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is a consultant to the German Environmental Ministry. Read more

China’s importation of old German steel mill enlarges its ecological footprint

In a series of articles and multimedia examining China's pollution crisis entitled "Choking on Growth", the New York Times focuses an instalment on how "China Grabs West’s Smoke-Spewing Factories". R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic was interviewed for the article, which was also published under the title "As West's industry moves East, China now the world's smokestack" in the International Herald Tribune.

Analysis of the Implementation of the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive

December 2006 to February 2007
The study provides a basic analysis of the practical implementation of the requirements of the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive in several EU Member States. It names the most important challenges encountered by the Member States in implementing the Directive, and refers to good practice examples in the implementation of the directive. Read more

Costs and Benefit Assessments in the Water Framework Directive

23 November 2006
United Kingdom

The second transnational conference of the WaterCost project as part of the Intereg North Sea Region focused on the issue of cost-effectiveness analysis and how it to apply it to groundwater and water supply issues. Benjamin Görlach gave a presentation on the role of cost- benefit considerations in the implementation process of the Water Framework Directive. He concluded that since there is only patchy data on costs and benefits, and elaborated on the role of the AquaMoney project in addressing this gap.Read more

Low Carbon Accelerator - Investment Opportunities for a Low Carbon Economy

October 2006

The Low Carbon Accelerator (LCA) is a closed-ended investment company listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. LCA invests in a diverse portfolio of unquoted private companies providing low carbon products and services, which deliver immediate reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic advises the fund.

Over the last ten years a set of technologies and business solutions have been developed by strong management teams  and technologists in UK, Europe and beyond, which address the need for sharp reductions in CO2Read more

The Revision of the Waste Framework Directive

October 2006 to December 2006
The study "The proposed revision of the Waste Framework Directive: An assessment of the Impact Assessment and the Implications of the Integration of the Hazardous Waste Directive" examined the quality of the Impact Assessment issued by the European Commission on their proposal to amend the Waste Framework Directive and analysed the impacts of the suggested merger of the Hazardous Waste Directive with the Waste Framework Directive. Read more

Waste Management and Climate Change

August 2006 to September 2006

Climate protection is one of the most important challenges to today's environmental policy agenda. Among the different economic and social sectors which have to contribute to minimising emissions of greenhouse gases is the waste management. European and German waste policy has contributed to significantly reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases due to waste treatment. For example the land-filling of solid municipal waste has been sharply limited by law. However, there still remains a huge potential for improvement in the methods of waste treatment to reduce emissions. In order toRead more

Material Efficiency Award to a design seminar by Norbert Kopytziok

How can the idea of material efficiency be combined with the emotional climax of a world cup soccer game? Can an edible cup replace the fried sausage? This year for the first time an academic working paper, written at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Berlin University of Art by the seminar “Ecology and Design” received the German Material Efficiency Award. With this award, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology recognises best –practice examples for cost-effective improvements in the field of material efficiency.


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