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Sustainable Development in the European Union (2013) – Key Messages

2013 Monitoring Report of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy
The Eurostat monitoring report, based on the EU set of sustainable development indicators and published every two years, provides an objective, statistical picture of progress towards the goals and objectives of the EU SDS. This 'lite' version of the 2013 monitoring report makes use of the universal language of visuals, offering a shortcut to the essence of the messages delivered through the full version of the monitoring report. It thus provides a snapshot of the key trends related to sustainable development in the European Union. Seven members of the Ecologic Institute contributed to this edition.Read more

Influences on Consumer Behaviour

Policy Implications Beyond Nudging
A policy brief written by Katharina Umpfenbach and colleagues for DG Environment summarises the most relevant scientific insights and analyses the implications for policy making. It highlights novel policy ideas for triggering changes in consumer behaviour. The policy brief is available for download.Read more

Further Development of Raw Material Input Indicators

November 2013 to September 2014

Indicators are essential for measuring the performance of resource policy and communication of goal achievement. The underlying purpose of the project "Further Development of Raw Material Input Indicators – Methodological Discussion and Approaches for Consistent Datasets" is to analyze the existing indicators with their underlying methodologies, as well as the need for their further development, and to develop proposals for their harmonization. The Ecologic Institute coordinates the project, conducts expert interviews and workshops and develops a concept for methodologicalRead more

Influences on Consumer Behaviour - Policy Implications Beyond Nudging

December 2013 to January 2014

Consumer demand is a critical driver of resource consumption in the EU. When striving for a resource-efficient EU economy, how can we use policies to effectively shape consumer choices towards sustainability? A new Report written by Katharina Umpfenbach and colleagues for DG Environment summarises the most relevant scientific insights and analyses the implications for policy making. It highlights novel policy ideas for triggering changes in consumer behaviour.
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Kommentierung der §§ 11 und 12 des Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetzes

Dr. Stephan Sina, lawyer and Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, commented on the provisions regarding closed cycle management of bio-waste and sewage sludge (section 11 KrWG) and quality assurance in the field of bio-waste and sewage sludge (section 12 KrWG) in a new legal commentary on the Closed Cycle Management Act (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz, KrWG). The legal commentary, edited by Jahn/Deifuß-Kruse/Brandt, was published by Kohlhammer in February 2014. It provides guidance to lawyers, administrative agencies, and waste management companies with respect to the application of the new Closed Cycle Management Act.Read more

Resource Efficiency in Practice - Closing Mineral Cycles

December 2013 to December 2014
Inefficient use of fertilisers leads to the accumulation of nutrients in areas of intense agricultural activities and can cause serious environmental problems in these areas and beyond. Those problems stem from the disturbance of natural mineral cycles, partly resulting from the extraction of elements in one location and being applied elsewhere. Furthermore, the production of fertilizers consumes natural resources, such as energy, water, and non-renewable mineral resources that contain necessary elements.Read more
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1st COBALT Newsletter on Sustainable Use of Raw Materials

The first publication of the FP7 research project newsletter, titled "Contributing to Building of Awareness, Learning and Transfer of Knowledge on Sustainable Use of Raw Materials (COBALT)", is now available online. The newsletter features a comprehensive presentation of the COBALT project. It also provides information on COBALT's opening conference, the 1st COBALT EU Civil Society – Industry Dialogue; a report on mineral raw material related education; and information on upcoming EU and regional talks. Subscriptions for this electronic newsletter are available to all interested readers, with a new publication every six months.

Strong Sustainable Consumption – Governing Levels and Patterns of Consumption? - Luncheon

TimeLoc
8 April 2014
Berlin
Germany
Speaker

One major cause of the continued deterioration of the global environment are unsustainable patterns of consumption and production, particularly in industrialized countries, but also increasingly in emerging economies catching up with western lifestyles. This is a matter of grave concern as regards both environmental impacts as well as aggravating poverty and inequity.

At the event, Dr. Sylvia Lorek talked about...Read more

Decoupling Concepts

This infographic was developed within the project "DYNAmic policy MIXes for Absolute Decoupling of Environmental Impact of EU Resource Use from Economic Growth (DYNAMIX)". It proposes to reframe the decoupling concept and thus presents a key assumption developed in DYNAMIX. Different versions of the infographic were developed for use in online and print media, as well as a version with reduced text for PowerPoint presentations.Read more

Respecting Planetary Boundaries

EU policy pathways to DYNAMIX 2050 vision
This infographic was developed within the project "DYNAmic policy MIXes for Absolute Decoupling of Environmental Impact of EU Resource Use from Economic Growth (DYNAMIX)". It communicates 5 key targets regarding resource use and visualizes that there are different pathways to an economy that respects planetary boundaries. Different versions of the infographic were developed for use in online and print media, as well as a version with reduced text for PowerPoint presentations.Read more

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