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Developing a Quantitative Model "Sustainable Germany"

October 2014 to August 2017
The project serves to develop a dynamic and quantitative computer-based sustainabiliy model, that can be used in management games and enables to better understand societal interactions in the context of technological efficiency improvements, social innovation and socio-economic effects. The model focuses on further developing a systemic understanding on dynamic interactions of sustainable developments – much less on providing a clear-cut simulation prognostic or projection.Read more

Exploring Consumption-Focused Policy Mixes for Absolute Decoupling of Well-Being from Resource Use and Environmental Impacts

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2 September 2014 to 6 September 2014
Leipzig
Germany

At the Degrowth Conference held in Leipzig from 2 to 6 September 2014, Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers and Katharina Umpfenbach, both of Ecologic Institute, presented recent findings from the DYNAMIX project. The presentation slides are available online. This presentation introduces the main objectives of the DYNAMIX project and presents decoupling concepts and various policy mixes for a better well-being.

The objective of the DYNAMIX project is to identify policy mixes to absolute decoupling of economic growth from resource use and its associated environmental impacts. ThisRead more

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

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