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National Resources Forum 2014

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12 November 2014
Berlin
Germany
250 participants took part in the 2nd National Resources Forum, which was hosted by the German Federal Environmental Agency in cooperation with VDI and with the support of Ecologic Institute in Berlin on 12 November 2014. The presentations and photos from the forum are now available on the conference website of the German Federal Environmental Agency. Read more

GreenEcoNet Web Platform Helps SMEs to Become More Environmentally Friendly

Ecologic Institute with partners launched the GreenEcoNet platform, a new website to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) become more environmentally friendly while also saving money and becoming more competitive.

Kosten-Nutzen-Abwägung im Kontext der EG-Wasserrahmenrichtlinie

Methodik zur Begründung von Ausnahmen aufgrund unverhältnismäßiger Kosten
This book presents a practical method to carry out a cost-benefit analysis in the context of the EU Water Framework Directive (WRRL). Disproportionally high costs of measures can hinder the achievement of the "good ecological status". With the help of the presented method, the proportionality of the costs can be reviewed with low effort.

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Role and Challenges of SMEs in a Green(er) Economy – Barriers, Needs and Policy Options

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28 November 2014
Berlin
Germany

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) form the backbone of a thriving and innovative economy in Germany and Europe. Their innovation capacity as well as their national and international networks make SMEs key actors for increasing resource efficiency of the socio-economic system and for future-proofing it. Hence, SMEs contribute essentially to a sustainable and long-term green(er) economy.

At the same time, transitioning...Read more

Decoupling 2: Technologies, Opportunities and Policy Options

 It is possible for countries to pursue their development strategies while significantly reducing their resource footprint and negative impacts on the environment. This can take place through 'decoupling' of well-being or economic growth from resource use and environmental impact, through resource productivity increases. Many decoupling technologies and techniques that deliver resource productivity increases as high as 5 to 10-fold are already available.

This report shows that much of the policy design "know-how" needed to achieve decoupling is present in terms...Read more

Further Development of Material and Raw Material Input Indicators

Methodological Discussion and Approaches for Consistent Data Sets
The input paper for the expert workshop held from 11 to 12 June 2014, in Berlin synthesizes findings from the review of indicator calculation methodologies and expert interviews. The present report is part of an ongoing project of UBA Germany to further develop material use indicators. The report is reviewing current state of the art with respect to the methodologies for calculating more comprehensive indicators than those currently in use. The input paper is available for download.
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Arctic Summer College Programm – 2014

June 2014 to August 2014

From 23 June to 25 August 2014, the Arctic Summer College 2014 took place. Within 10 weekly webinars various Arctic experts presented their knowledge. Each session ended with a discussion of the daily topic amongst all participants.Read more

Improvement of the Land Footprint Methodology Through Impact Oriented Land Use Indicators – International Expert Workshop

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25 June 2014
Berlin
Germany

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

2014 Arctic Summer College - Call for Applications

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23 June 2014 to 25 August 2014
Berlin
Germany
Ecologic Institute and its partners are pleased to announce the 2014 Arctic Summer College and are seeking applications from emerging leaders working to improve Arctic governance from around the world. Read more

Strategies and Options for Resource Policy in Germany - Parliamentary Breakfast

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6 June 2014
Berlin
Germany

On 6 June 2014, a parliamentary breakfast was held in Berlin on "Strategies and Options for Resource Policy in Germany". In order to allow for an exchange between policy, academia and business, the Resource Policy research project (PolRess) invited members of the German Parliament and resource policy experts to a debate. Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers acted as moderator of the event.

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